Molly Hamilton
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Molly Hamilton

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | INDIE | AFM

Calgary, Alberta, Canada | INDIE | AFM
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She was country before country was cool. She was family before the Brady Bunch appeared on television. And she has roots reaching deep into Alberta soil.

Molly Hamilton, the popular Calgary singer who goes by the stage name Miss Molly, is a fifth-generation Canadian whose western heritage and family values imbue her performances and make them authentic. This year, she celebrates her 33th anniversary as a performer, bringing the best in genuine country music entertainment to audiences of all ages.

Miss Molly was born in Calgary, into a pioneering family that produced the frontier city's first schoolteacher (John W. Costello), the city's 19th mayor (Michael C. Costello), and the first two white children born in Calgary (John Calgary Costello, Elizabeth Lillian Costello).

She was born to sing, and she was born to sing country. Miss Molly grew up in a music-loving household where her father sang along to the smooth country crooning of Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold, and her mother tapped her toes to the big band music of Glen Miller and the hit tunes from such Broadway musicals as Oklahoma and The Sound of Music.

"Mom and Dad always said people enjoy things more if they can join in," says Miss Molly.

She drew her musical inspiration from the richly emotional ballad singing of Karen Carpenter, the powerful yet exceptionally controlled vocal stylings of Barbara Streisand and the vibrancy and flair of Dolly Parton. She received her big break when a family friend heard her singing at her older sister's wedding. "You should be doing promotions for the Calgary Stampede," he said.

For the next 14 years, Miss Molly waved the white hat as official entertainer for the Stampede promotions committee. She starred as a featured performer at the 1988 Winter Olympics and at the 1993 Grey Cup game, and she appeared for three summers as a special guest with the Young Canadians in the Grandstand Show at the Stampede.

"Always pick happy songs," a friend told her once, and that's what defines the essence of a Miss Molly show. There are no long faces when Miss Molly entertains. She turns every performance into a vibrant, energetic, old-time western celebration of hand-clapping, foot-stomping, singalong fun for all the family.

There are many highlights in a Miss Molly performance. Her program is both timeless and up to the minute. Miss Molly combines the classic country sounds of Patsy Cline and Wilf Carter with the contemporary stylings of Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks. Add to these the Vegas performing magic of Tony Orlando, and the singalong charm of Mitch Miller, and you have a dynamic entertainment package, filled with excitement, laughter and audience participation guaranteed to bring a crowd to its feet.

Miss Molly has been honoured many times for her contributions to country music and family entertainment. She has won the Alberta Recording Industries Association award for best children's artist. The readers of Calgary's Child magazine have voted her best children's entertainer in the city. And she has received the coveted White Hatter of the Year award from Calgary Tourism.

The awards are richly deserved. Miss Molly has furthered the cause of country music, western heritage and family entertainment in venues from Dallas to Hawaii, and as far away as France and Japan. After two and a half decades of bringing her special brand of entertainment to audiences at home and abroad, Miss Molly is still riding tall in the saddle.
- Brian Brennan - Calgary Herald


Molly Hamilton (alias Miss Molly) has released six recordings which are available on most digital download sites in North America. They are: Miss Molly & Ho! Ho! Ho!, Every Cowboy Needs a Horse, Family Christmas, Penny Candy, Santa's Snack and now, Make a Wonderful Day.



About Molly Hamilton
Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer

Molly Hamilton's (alias Miss Molly) mission in life is to bring the joy and healing energy of music to the world. She began to sing as a young child in her family’s car. From this humble beginning, her music career has now spanned three decades and has literally tickled millions of people’s hearts around the world.

While Molly’s musical career has been amazingly successful, it is the depth of her caring heart that makes her stand out in the world of professional musicians. She is driven to make as many people possible experience joy through music. While most musicians say their passion is music, Miss Molly will tell you her passion is seeing people smile more, have fun, find inspiration and feel good from their heads to their toes during her performances.

Her most cherished memories include being the featured entertainer at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, performing for crowds of 60,000 or more each day. Other highlights of her career include:

• Performing during the half-time show of the 1993 Grey Cup in Calgary and having it televised across the continent to fifteen million people.

• Being the official entertainer for the Calgary Stampede Promotion Committee from 1976 to 1990.

• Receiving the celebrated Tourism Calgary’s White Hatter of the Year Award in 1989 for being the one person who best promoted Calgary as a friendly and hospitable city.

• Developing a unique family symphony concert entitled, Every Cowboy Needs a Horse which combined classic country with a full orchestra. She continues to perform this concert with Symphony orchestras world wide as part of either their Family or Pops Concert series.

• Appearing as the special featured guest, with the Young Canadians on the World Renowned Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show in 1992, 1993 and 1996, performing for 11 nights each year for 300,000 people

• Receiving an Alberta Recording Industries Association Award in the category of “Best Children’s Artist of the Year in 1997.

Molly loves any age, any type of event and any size of audience as along as their goal is to have FUN; corporate events, conventions, schools, nursing homes, special events, festivals, cultural events, exhibitions & fairs, for kids, families, adults, seniors etc.

Molly sees music as a vehicle to help people through a diversity of challenges. In June of 2007, Molly decided she wanted to make a much bigger contribution to the world with her music and made the Crazy Big Promise to write a song to positively affect the WORLD FOREVER! On June 20th, Molly wrote the song, Make a Wonderful Day.

Make a Wonderful Day encourages people to consciously choose to see the good in each day and therefore make a wonderful day for themselves and others. The Make a Wonderful Day song has blossomed into a full blown project that includes CD's, musical arrangements, concerts, workshops, keynote speeches, inspirational newsletters etc., all fostering more peace and positive energy while reminding people to be grateful for everything in their lives.

Molly is a person with a mission, purpose and love for her music and audiences.

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