It’s rare to capture the moment when a musician catapults into the next realm — from obscurity into the public eye — but Toronto-based country singer Jessica Mitchell managed to do just that.
Mitchell, born in Toronto but raised in London, Ont., shot a video of herself in her car hearing her new song Workin’ on Whiskey on the radio for the very first time. The singer posted to Facebook, and as of this writing, the video has over 50,000 likes.
In the video, which you can watch above, Mitchell chokes back tears and is blown away by the experience.
“All of this has been overwhelming in such a great way,” Mitchell said to Global News. “My heart is full of love and appreciation for the people in my corner right now, both fans and family. I’m taking it all in stride and enjoying reading the amazing messages from everyone that are full of love and hope. The world is a wonderful place. I’m grateful.”
Mitchell has a debut EP out, Hold Onto The Light, which is available on iTunes. She has spent the last few years travelling between Toronto and Nashville, collaborating with some of the top songwriters in country music.
Previously, she had been repeatedly told that she’s “not a radio artist,” and several stations refused to play her music, deeming it “too dark.”
At the CMAO Awards, Mitchell’s performance of Workin’ on Whiskey got the night’s only standing ovation.
Country 104 in London played the single Wednesday in what could very well be the start of an amazing career; she has been called “Country’s Adele.”
Mitchell is currently touring as the opening act for actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland.Follow @CJancelewicz
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