‘Definitely Surprising’: Saskatoon Singer Has Second Most Downloaded Country Song in Canada
SASKATOON – Saskatoon musician Katelyn Lehner’s latest single, “Without You,” has become the second most downloaded country song in Canada.
She says it was a surprise when she received an email telling her the good news from tech company Yangaroo on June 2.
“It had only been on Canadian Country Radio for three days at that point, so it was really surprising and I had to reread the email a few times until I realized that I was actually the second most downloaded song, âLehner told CTV News.
She wrote “Without You” in 2019 and with the help of a co-writer and producer released it at the end of May.
The 26-year-old says the success of her second single is starting to “snowball” her music career and hopes it shows people she’s there for the long haul.
PUT SASK. ON THE MAP
Lehner is from Prince Albert and says she’s been a fan of country music for a long time, but considers herself more of a “country-pop” artist.
She is looking to increase her team in the hope of securing a recording contract.
Lehner says it’s exciting to represent his province.
âI’m happy to put our name on the map and it will be exciting to start traveling to other provinces and to say I’m from Saskatchewan.
When Lehner isn’t writing songs, she sprints hurdles at the Running Wild Athletics Club in Saskatoon.
“I like to be busy so I just try to plan things the best I can and you know have a good support system with me when I need it.”
Once the pandemic is over, Lehner says she can’t wait to perform in person again after doing virtual shows last year.
âI can’t wait to be able to hang out with a crowd of real people and you know the face to face interaction and can be on stage with a full band,â she said.
With the success of her song, Lehner says she is preparing to release a live performance video and a lyric video.
“Now that the restrictions are opening up here in the province, I’m sort of planning an outdoor show.”