Olivia Wik is a rising star in the Alberta country music scene. This 17 year old songwriter is quickly making a name for herself within the industry as Olivia's vibrant and sweet style shines with a unique country sound.
As winner of the 2012 Global Country Talent Search (Youth), Olivia recently traveled to Nashville and Pigeon Forge for the 2013 NACMAI (North American Country Music Associations International) competition. In the 17-20 division, Olivia won International Female Vocalist, International Female Entertainer, Songwriter, and Co-Songwriter (with Larry Wayne Clark). In 2011 and 2012, Olivia was nominated for ACMA Female Artist and Fan's Choice awards.
Since 2011, Olivia has been entertaining audiences at local, provincial and national levels. Olivia sang at the famous Tootsies in Nashville and recorded 2 demos at Smash Recording located inside Studio 19. She has performed at main events such as the 2012 CCMAs 'Diamonds in the Rough Stage' in Saskatoon, Calgary Stampede, Big Valley Jamboree, Westerner Days, Summer Send Off Festival, River City Round Up, FarmFair at the CFR and New Year's Eve at City Hall in Edmonton. Olivia has also sung the national anthem for the Edmonton Eskimos and Edmonton Indy.
Olivia is a modern country songwriter and publishes her songs with Royalty Music Publishing Inc. Olivia has been fortunate to write several songs with her mentor Larry Wayne Clark (11 orignals), Troy Kokol, Tim Taylor, Freddy Litwiniuk, Willie Mack, Vee Lasher, Jimmy Whiffen, Mitch Smith, Jason Petric, Frannie Klein, and Jesse Mast. Her songs 'Drive' and 'Visit Me' (co-writer Larry Wayne Clark) were winners in the 2013 NACMAI competition and semi-finalists in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest. Olivia's talents caught the ear of TV producer/host Michael-Ann Rowe of the Detroit PBS show "Off the Beaten Palate". Olivia's songs, 'Taste the Sun' and 'Alberta Pride', were used for this food & travel show which aired June 6, 2013.
In the community, Olivia was the sole entertainer for the official launch of Strathcona County's 2011 Relay for Life Cancer fundraiser and also performed at various locations in Alberta’s Capital Region for the charity. She sang at the 2012 Tulong Sa Kapwa benefit concert for flooding victims in the Philippines, has entertained at various senior facilities in Northern Alberta, participated in Run Wilde Marathon (2012/2013) in St. Albert, and has participated in fundraising events with Bev Facey's createive music program.
Connecting with people, seeing the audience tap their feet and singing along with Olivia is all in a days’ work for this promising music sensation. Country music is Olivia’s passion and what fuels her soul.