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Olivia Wik / Press

“But, four years later, Wik is ready to focus on her own singer-songwriter career as she prepares to release her first acoustic EP at the beginning of 2016, which was recorded alongside friend Ian Smith in Kitchener, ON. “I’ve done demos and put them up on my website, so other people could hear it and if they were interested in cutting the song [they] could take it,” she explains. “That’s what I’ve been doing since I started. Now, I’m really working towards something that I can release and put out there.””

“For an artist that hasn’t even reached age 20 yet, Edmonton’s Olivia Wik is making mighty big waves in the Canadian country music industry. Having performed at the Canadian Country Music Awards, the Calgary Stampede, and the Big Valley Jamboree, Wik is quickly becoming an in-demand sensation. She has written no less than 100 songs with 40 different songwriters in the last three years and had two of those (“Alberta Pride” and “Taste The Sun”) used in the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Off The Beaten Palate. More recently, Wik helped write the title track for Be Yourself, the Every Woman Organization compilation CD, alongside notable figures Dan Hill and Sophie Serafino. A three-time Alberta Country Music Award nominee and a 2014 Edmonton Music Award nominee, we believe that it won’t be long before national accolades begin rolling in for this talented songwriter.”

“It’s been great to see people I’ve interviewed progress through the last couple of months. Olivia Wik is a young singer who I’ve interviewed several times for her accomplishments and hopefully there’s more to come.”