Jill Hagen
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Jill Hagen

Camrose, Alberta, Canada | INDIE

Camrose, Alberta, Canada | INDIE
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"Pop/Rock Artist Releases Second Album "Ruined for the Ordinary""

Nominated for five Canadian GMA Covenant Awards, Canadian singer/ songwriter, Jill Hagen, from Camrose, AB released her album, Ruined for the Ordinary, in May 2010 after having much success with her debut album, Perspective (2008). Her music is receiving radio play across the country. She is currently pursuing music full time travelling with her band across Canada and the United States influencing young and old alike.
Ruined for the Ordinary, produced by award winning producer, Roy Salmond, is a collection of pop/rock tunes that challenge the status quo encouraging listeners to pursue a life they were meant for while facing the hardships along the way. Songs such as title track, “Ruined for the Ordinary”, “Next Best Thing” and “24 Hours” make light of everyday living while “Outta My Head”, “I’m Alright” and “Bigger” express the difficulty of fighting the battle within ourselves. Inspirational song, “Least of These”, was written from Hagen’s convictions after spending a few weeks last summer living amongst a Kenyan tribe.
Hagen says, “Stepping out and doing what God calls you to is both rewarding and trying but you learn so much in the process that you would never want to go back to life the way you knew it before. And that is when someone pointed out to me that I was ruined for an ordinary life. The saying stuck in my head and I ended up naming my album after it.”
Jill is currently booking touring dates to promote Ruined for the Ordinary.
To learn more about Jill and her music, bookings, upcoming tour dates and where to purchase the new album, visit www.jillhagen.com or www.myspace.com/jillhagenmusic .
To join Jill’s mailing list contact info@jillhagen.com. Also check fan page, Jill Hagen Music on Facebook.
- JHB Music

"Nothing Ordinary - Jill Hagen Nominated for Two CGMA Awards"

"Ruined for the Ordinary" is the title Camrose recording artist Jill Hagen chose for her second album, which was nominated by the Canadian Gospel Music Association as one of the top five rock albums of 2010. Her song "24 Hours" was nominated for the Pop Song of the Year...

Hagen made a big splash when she first entered the gospel music scene in 2008, when she was nominated by the Canadian Gospel Music Association as New Artist of the Year. Her album, "Perspective", was nominated as Pop Contemporary Album of the Year while one of her tracksfrom that album, "Fleeting Breath", was nominated as Inspirational Song of the Year.

Hagen wasn't chosen as the winner at the 2010 CGMA awards ceremony held at First Alliance Church in Calgary, Oct. 29, but she knows she was up against some tough competition in Newworldson and Thousand Foot Krutch. "I considered it an honour to be in the same category as those major label bands," she said.

Hagen spent the last two years touring across Canada and the United States, sharing her passion for Christ through music. Bruce Robertson, a teacher from Glenmore Christian Academy has said that she has a heart to share her songs with others, especially young people, in a way that encourages and challenges. "I love the way she engages her audience, inviting us into a deep, reflective and fun time with God. The concert she put on for the kids was unforgettable. We can't wait to have her back."

Peter Fleck, from the CGMA, said Hagen's vocals and competent musicianship were what impressed him most about Hagen's ability to connect with the audience. "She has a natural stage presence that is genuine and not contrived. Jill shares from her heart in a way that engages the crowd and wins them over".... - Booster November 2010

"Hagen Nominated For Three Gospel Music Awards"

Jill Hagen has made a big impression in a short period of time.
The former Camrose resident, who recently recorded her first album, "Perspective", has received three nominations for the Gospel Music Association Canada's 30th Annual Covenant Awards, which will take place October 24.
Hagen was nominated for "Inspirational Song of the Year" for "Fleeting Breath" off the "Perspective" album. She was also nominated for "Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year" and "New Artist of the Year".
Nominations for the Covenant Awards are determined by a panel of judges connected to the Christian music industry from submissions received from across Canada.
Hagen debuted the album in January of this year and has enjoyed steady sales even though she is still in the process of arranging for distribution outlets. Songs from "Perspective" have also been picked up by most of the gospel music stations in Alberta, including Shine FM 105.9 out of Edmonton. - Booster Sept. 2008

"Homegrown singer/songwriter takes music industry by storm with inspirational debut release - Perspective."

Drayton Valley school teacher Jill Hagen has devoted her career to nurturing the minds and spirits of young Albertans, and her life to spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Now she is sharing that unwavering devotion with the world, along with her gift for creating beautiful music, through the release of her enchanting first CD, Perspective.

“God inspires me to write songs,” said Hagen . “He gave me the gift of music and ignited my ability to express my thoughts about the world around me through song. He also gave me the courage to share that gift with others.”

Perspective is a joyous and moving musical journey of faith, hope and growth. Songs such as Who Will Save me, Fleeting Breath, and God of My Circumstance encourage and inspire
while lighthearted gems such as Oops! and No! illustrate with humor the ups and downs of personal relationships. All are sure to bring a smile to the hearts of listeners young and old.

“Many of the songs on this album provide a fresh perspective on our relationship with Christ, while others touch on the pain and hope it takes to persevere in this world,” said Hagen.

Perspective was released in January 2008 and is already receiving rave reviews from industry professionals, seasoned fans of Jill’s work, and those who had never been touched by her music before now.

For more information about Jill and her music, to learn about upcoming tour dates, or to find out where to purchase a CD, visit www.jillhagen.com.

Perspective was produced by renowned Canadian music producer Roy Salmond at Whitewater Productions in Surrey, British Columbia.
- Edmonton


- "Perspective" 2008
- "Ruined for the Ordinary" 2010



Billboard charting artist, Jill Hagen, a singer/songwriter from Camrose, Alberta, Canada, nominated for five Canadian Gospel Music Covenant awards for both her debut album “Perspective” (Pop/ Contemporary Album, Inspirational Song and New Artist of the Year) in 2008 and her second project “Ruined for the Ordinary” (Rock Album and Pop song of the Year) in 2010, has been touring with her band across North America sharing a passion for Christ through music since the fall of 2008.

Jill has made appearances on both 100 Huntley Street/ Crossroads TV and the Miracle Channel. Her music is played on Christian radio stations across North America. Recently her song "Least of These" was chosen for a compliation album/ book called "This is Our Love" which features artists across the country and their stories of reaching out to those in need.

Whether traveling with The US Extreme Tour, playing at conferences, leading worship, or singing for a small youth gathering in a living room, Jill enjoys connecting with people. Being a teacher at a Christian school and writing songs in her basement as a hobby, she says she was surprised when God called her from all her securities to pursue full time music ministry. Jill says, “Stepping out in God’s calling has been both rewarding and challenging but I have grown so much in the process that I wouldn’t want to go back. It takes faith and courage to step out into the unknown. Someone once said to me that I am living a life ruined for the ordinary. I hope to encourage others to live this way.”

Jill tours under the ministry of Venture Teams International. Her music is available online and is distributed by David C. Cook throughout Canadian Christian bookstores. Live band videos are available for viewing at www.youtube.com .