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Julianne Ankley's 4th album "With Love from Lake Huron" is now available everywhere!
Julianne Ankley's soulful blue country, americana style hails from a small Michigan border town close to the shore of Lake Huron and within earshot of the musical influences of Detroit.
With fourteen Detroit Music Awards, including the 2022 award for Outstanding Country Artist/Group, and "Special Honoree" for the 2022 Outstanding Country Vocalist, Julianne has been writing heartfelt songs and delivering electric performances, both solo and with her top notch band The Rogues, for years. Julianne's latest album "With Love From Lake Huron" was the recipient of the 2021 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Country Recording, and the single release "Why" won the 2020 award of the same name. "Why" is out in digital formats everywhere and the video can be seen on CMCTV, The Country Network Music Channel, and Youtube. To date, she has released 4 albums and 4 singles with her freshman album “Vivid” garnering the 2012 DMA for Outstanding Country Recording. Her song “Lead Footin’ In the Left Lane” was used nationally by WXYZ (ABC) for the 2015 annual Woodward Dream Cruise televised special. From her debut EP, “No Place For a Lullabye” was used by HomeAid of America for years in their PSA campaign to raise funds for housing the homeless. Julianne performed her song “Christmas In Your Heart” for the live, nationally televised “America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade" on WDIV (NBC).
As a songwriter, Julianne has written with hit songwriters, Byron Hill, Dave Gibson, Mike Dekle, Gary Hannan, Amanda Williams, Jon D'Agostino, Michelle Chenard, and Caleb Malooley. She has performed at many songwriter shows alongside hit writers including Aaron Barker Sr., Chas Sandford, Gary Hannan, Dave Gibson, Heidi Newfield, Kristen Kelly, Byron Hill, Angie Kielhauer, Bernie Nelson, and Barbara Cloyd.
She's been the celebrity host and performer for the Hard Rock Cafe stages in Nashville during the CMA Fest for several years, and continues to perform at Nashville’s top songwriting venues such as the world-famous Bluebird Cafe, the Listening Room, Douglas Corner Cafe, Tootsie’s, and more.
Julianne Ankley is also an active voting member of the Recording Academy for the Grammys.
"The best of Detroit Country Music shines through in this relevant and very poignant song from a present day soldier’s mother's point of view. 'He's Still My Boy' is a well-written piece of American pie that really hits home. Our heroes give of themselves every day and their families pay just as big of a price and that is what this song is all about. Julianne can sing and she can ever more write a good song. When I read about this on Twitter I downloaded it right away. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!" - Joe Bonsall / Oak Ridge Boys