Michelle Wright discusses ‘The Great Canadian Roadtrip’, including a hometown show at the Chatham Capitol Theatre


Merlin’s Michelle Wright is heading back home next month and she’ll be bringing fellow musicians Doc Walker and Jason McCoy with her for ‘The Great Canadian Roadtrip’.

The tour will be making a stop at the Chatham Capitol Theatre on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

SWOMP caught up with Wright for an interview. Listen to the video above.

Here is some more information about the tour:

Since their formation in 1994, the award-winning country duo Doc Walker, consisting of Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw, has become one of Canada’s most beloved country music acts. Over nearly three decades, the pair has clinched a JUNO Award, 14 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, and achieved 21 Top 10 Canadian country radio singles, eight #1 CMT videos, and millions of streams.

Doc Walker’s unwavering creative partnership and their drive to explore new musical approaches have persisted since the 2001 release of their breakthrough album, “Curve.” The duo is thrilled to share their new music and classic hits with fans once again as they prepare to return to the stage this fall.

“So, you’re saying we get to go on a cross-Canadian road trip with two absolutely legendary artists that we are massive fans of?! Please refrain from pinching us until it’s over,” says Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker.

“I’ve had the privilege of touring with some of the most iconic acts in country music over the years, and I am so excited to continue that journey with the announcement of The Great Canadian Roadtrip Tour,” says Chris Thorsteinson of Doc Walker. “Michelle Wright and Jason McCoy are true legends, and we are honored to be part of such an amazing lineup.”

Two-time CCMA Male Vocalist of the Year award winner Jason McCoy is also eager to perform on The Great Canadian Roadtrip tour. As a 25-year veteran of the entertainment industry and the frontman of one of the best-selling bands in Canadian country music history, The Road Hammers, Jason appears to be the king of reinvention. Since setting out at the age of 19 to follow his own path to stardom, Jason has racked up multiple CCMA and CMA awards along the way, in addition to a Gold-certified album and the CMA Global Artist Award (Nashville CMA).

Ever-engaging and entertaining, Jason has become an all-round entertainer, from voicing the nationally syndicated Country Radio show “Sounds Canadian” (2007-2010) to stepping in front of the camera as the host of “Smashtown” (CMT Canada/USA), two seasons of CMT’s “Pet Heroes” (2010/2011), and “Jason McCoy Eats America.”

“This tour will be a non-stop hit after hit each night. I love Canada, I love country music, and I love touring with my friends, but most of all, I love the fans who are going to make this an epic Canadian Roadtrip!” says Jason McCoy.

Also joining the tour’s epic lineup is one of Canada’s most recognized and awarded female country singers, Michelle Wright. In 1992, she became the first Canadian artist in the modern era of country music to have a Top 10 hit in America, a #1 video on CMT‐USA, and to win a major US music industry award (the Academy of Country Music Top New Female Vocalist Award in 1992).

Michelle has graced concert stages around the world and accepted more than forty major awards, including her 2011 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2022, she released her latest studio project, “Milestone,” and celebrated the 30th anniversary of her hit album, “Now & Then.”

“I’m so excited to be touring across Canada with Doc Walker and Jason McCoy,” says Michelle Wright. “It’s going to be a wonderful night of music, and I can’t wait to share the stage with my friends and bring this show to fans across the country!”

For a full list of tour dates, visit https://www.michelle-wright.com/.