MARIYA STOKES

Growing up in Stavely, Alberta, an hour south of Calgary, Stokes spent time in her parents' small-town bar, and at eight years old, was sneaking in on Friday afternoons to sing with the local jam band. Now a seasoned performer, she has opened for Doc Walker, Jocelyn Alice, and Jann Arden and was one of three artists selected to work with 19-time CCMA winner Terri Clark at National Music Centre's RBC Master in Residence program in 2019. In addition, Stokes' was the 2019 runner-up in Project WILD, a country-focused artist development program run by WILD 95.3 FM (Calgary) and Alberta Music. 

She is the reining CMAB Female Artist of the Year for the last 2 years and got to share the hosting duties with legendary Metis Canadian Country Superstar George Canyon. 

 

Here she is chatting with Afternoon Drive Host, Candice Ryan