Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1971 Singer/songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta?

It's true! Happy Birthday! Her 2001 debut yielded a hit with "Complicated." She also wrote Chely Wright's "Single White Female" and Jo Dee Messina's "Downtime."

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

  • She was raised on a farm in Deadwood, Alberta with two brothers, late older brother Derwin, who died due to an undisclosed illness on Christmas Eve in 1998, and brother Greg.
  • She grew up listening to artists like ABBA, Charley Pride, Fleetwood Mac and Marty Stuart, among others.
  • She attended Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia studying biology and later attended Columbia Academy to learn the technical aspects of the music industry.
  • She toured with Martina McBride for a year as a backup singer and guitarist.
  • She has been married to Matt Fisher since 2003. The couple welcomed a daughter, Abigail Grace Fisher, on September 16, 2008. The couple's second child, son Bennett Derwin Fisher, was born February 3, 2010.