Question: What do Quebec-born country music singer Guylaine Tanguay and Saskatoon rapper Shawn Jobin all have in common?
Answer: Guylaine Tanguay and Shawn Jobin are the co-hosts of this year’s Tout pour la musique, a celebration of Canada’s Francophonie coming up on June 24 at 10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Unis TV.
Perhaps you aren’t familiar with these three accomplished Canadian artists? Here is a brief biography of each.
With 19 albums and several Canadian Country Music Awards, Guylaine Tanguay has been called “Quebec’s Queen of Country.” Born in Girardville, now living in Sainte-Dorothée, this hard-working and dedicated musician also spends much time in Nashville, Tennessee. Tanguay grew up in a musical family and first appeared on stage at age seven with her mother, Claircy Dufour, who led a local country band.
Born in Saint-Raymond, Quebec but resident in Saskatoon for more than 15 years, Shawn Jobin is a rising star on the French-language rap scene, known for his sensitive music and lyrics. Jobin wrote his first songs at age 12, signed his first record deal, and released his first album at age 15. Earlier this year, he held creative writing workshops in a number of Northern Quebec schools as part of Journées de la persévérance scolaire. This initiative shares the benefits of education and encourages students to stay in school.
Catherine Fisher, blogger