Country Pop Bites: Carolyn Dawn Johnson – April 30
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! Her 2001 debut yields a hit with "Complicated." She also writes Chely Wright's "Single White Female" and Jo Dee Messina's "Downtime". Check out the video!
Here are 5 little known truths about Carolyn Dawn Johnson.
- She was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta to John Johnson, a farmer and operator of a seed-cleaning business, and Loretta Johnson, a supervisor of a home for senior citizens.
- 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.
- Growing up, her parents played country music records by Jim Reeves and Don Williams at home and as she got older, her musical interests changed as she listened 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 a year later she was in Edmonton, Alberta studying education.
- Johnson 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.