Who is Corinne Newton? Well, I’m a prairie girl, flatlander, farmer’s daughter and farmer’s wife. I grew up on the family farm in Manitoba and married a farmer from Saskatchewan, where now, with our 2 children, we continue to farm and call home.
For as long as I can remember, music has been a part of my life, whether begging Dad to play “Wheels” on the guitar one more time, or waking up to Mom singing and playing the piano. Mom was the force behind piano lessons at 5 years old. But by the time I was 12 I decided that guitar was the way to go, and thus began the love and desire to play, sing and write.
After college, which included Business, Agribusiness, and Media Production (which was followed by a brief stint as a radio announcer), I used my first pay cheque to purchase a Boss digital-studio. I began recording my original material at home, playing all the instruments myself (lead and rhythm guitars, bass guitar, mandolin and lead and background vocals). My album Wave was recorded like this.
People have compared me to Jo-Dee Messina, Terry Clark and Mary Chapin Carpenter. MCC has definately been an influence in my writing. My lyrics are based on real-life situations and emotions. In the 90’s and early 2000’s, I fronted local bands in my hometown in Manitoba, where I sang and played lead and rhythm guitars. I'm currently an active member of the Southwest Chapter of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association where I've joined fellow chapter members in perfoming on the Southwest Tour, as well as begun performing acoustically and with a local band.
Now, finallay, after taking a few years off to start a family, I’m anxious to share my music once again.