“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"
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Julianne Ankley's soulful country 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 thirteen Detroit Music Awards, including two 2021 awards for Outstanding Country Recording for her latest album “With Love from Lake Huron”, and 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. She has released 4 albums, 4 singles. 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 number one hit songwriters, Mike Dekle, Dave Gibson, Gary Hannan and Amanda Williams. She has performed at many songwriter shows alongside hit writers including Aaron Barker Sr., Chas Sandford, Mike Dekle, Gary Hannan, Dave Gibson, Heidi Newfield, Kristen Kelly, Byron Hill, Angie Kielhauer, Bernie Nelson, and Barbara Cloyd. Julianne was the celebrity host and performer for the Hard Rock Cafe stages in Nashville during the CMA Fest for several years, and continues to per-form at Nashville’s top songwriting venues such as the world-famous Bluebird Cafe, the Listening Room, Douglas Corner Cafe, Tootsie’s, and more.