Tracy Bone

Tracy Bone

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

When Canadian Country singer/songwriter Tracy Bone walked the Red Carpet at the 2009 JUNO Awards wearing a one-of-a-kind designer gown created to raise money for breast cancer, she could hardly believe this was happening and just how far she’d come to get there...

Biography

TRACY BONE

2009 Juno Award Nominee - Aboriginal Album Of The Year

2009 North American Indigenous Image Awards Recipient - Best Country CD

2008 Western Canadian Music Award Recipient - Outstanding Aboriginal Recording

2008 Native American Music Award Recipient - Best Country CD

2008 Indian Summer Music Award Recipient - Best Country Recording

2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award Recipient - Best Female Artist

2007 Aboriginal People's Choice Music Award Recipient - Best Album Cover Design
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TRACY BONE – COUNTRY RECORDING ARTIST

Canadian singer / songwriter Tracy Bone's vocal debut was on December 22, 1975 at 10:42 pm. at the Women's Pavilion in Winnipeg, Manitoba...eh.

Bone recalls her Grandmother's voices as emotional and raw, influencing. As true as a country song.

Lived and learned in the big city and on the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation. "The reservation was a playground of creeks, abandoned cars, secret hiding forts, leeches, and wood ticks. You only went home to eat and at sundown. As a little girl, it had a magical feeling."

At a school presentation, a Native performer had made a big impact. Tracy explains, “It was rare to see a brown skinned-man singing in the school. From that point, I believed I could do it too.”

Entered first talent show at nineteen. Spent the following nine years trying the art, absorbing the experience and growth throughout her home province of Manitoba. A talent show win earned her a produced song at Studio 441/Arbor (formerly Studio 11). This led to recording eight self-penned and two collaborative works with singer/songwriter, J.C. Campbell for debut CD No Lies.

Other collaborative works since then include three songs with Curb Records’ former songwriter Gilles Godard – currently Chief Creative Officer of Ole' Publishing, who co-wrote hit tunes for Patti Loveless (That’s The Kind Of Mood I’m In) and Terri Clark (I Wanna Do It All).

Tracy has been blessed with many exciting and satisfying career highlights so far, including opening for the likes of Prairie Oyster, Crystal Shawanda, Shane Yellowbird and George Canyon. She performed on APTN’s live concert broadcast nationally on National Aboriginal Day in 2008. Tracy performed at the post-awards reception of the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards after her win for Aboriginal Recording of the Year. Her song “Your Own” was placed in an episode of APTN’s Mixed Blessings, and her performances have been featured in two APTN music series, The Mix and Arbor Live. Participated in songwriting workshop with the legendary Buffy St. Marie and the soulful Pura Fe'. CBC Radio has twice featured Tracy on live radio broadcasts, Red Road Music and Future Sound Of Native Canada. She received "Women of Note" recognition in Winnipeg Women Magazine. An inspiring and engaging speaker, Tracy is often invited to present workshops at youth events and for schools.

She cares about the youth as they are the future. She supports the youth by presenting
workshops, often with her partner J. C. Campbell. “We talk about self-esteem, positive relationships, music business, song writing and performing”, Bone explains. “My goal is to start an arts program in my community and host fundraisers for a recreation center for the youth. I’d like for them to help build it with their own hands, so they can be proud of their work and contributions for the next generation.

Tracy is grateful for the support that exists today for Aboriginal artists. Because of the supports, programs and increasing opportunities, musicians from all walks of life can follow the roads that lead to their dreams – despite the obstacles.

Musical accomplishments include:

* 2009 Juno Awards – Nominee – Aboriginal Album of the Year
* 2009 North American Indigenous Image Awards – Winner – Best Country CD
* 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards – Winner – Outstanding Aboriginal Recording
* 2008 Native American Music Awards – Winner – Best Country CD
* 2008 Native American Music Awards – Nominee – Best Female Artist
* 2008 Indian Summer Music Awards – Winner – Best Country Recording
* 2008 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards – Nominee – Best Country CD; Best Producer/Engineer
* 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards – Winner – Best Female Artist
* 2007 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards – Nominee – Best Country CD; Best Songwriter; Single of the Year
* 2007 Indian Summer Music Awards – Nominee – Best Pop Recording
* 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards – Winner – Best Album Cover Design
* 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards – Nominee – Best Songwriter; Single of the Year; Best Country CD; Best Album Cover Design; Best New Artist
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More highlights:

* 2009 Profile / Featured artist - Native People's Magazine (U.S.)

* 2009 Women of the Four Winds Tour - U.S. tour

* 2009 Sky City Casino headliner - Acoma, N

Lyrics

Soldier Of Love

Written By: Tracy Bone

Soldier Of Love
Lyrics & Music by: Tracy Bone

Giving in
Haven’t found
A place to lay your heart down

Giving up
On the fall
And the beauty of it all

Every man you loved may have hurt you
Doesn’t mean there ain’t one that won’t

Love, Love’s gonna find its way
Love, hasn’t gone to stay
You know there is another soldier of love
Believing in forever as forever does
And marches on and on and on...

Don’t you go
Settle for
The fool’s revolving door

Leave it in
The hands of fate
It sweetens the taste

Take it from someone who’s been there
Walk the line and you’ll find respect

CHORUS

Lonely With You

Written By: Tracy Bone

Lonely With You
Lyrics & Music by: Tracy Bone

Down this broken road I’ve travelled
Life got tough as it unravelled
The lies they seemed to surface fast
The dream had ended, head on crash

Well I’m okay
Met the man of my dreams today
I’m doing fine
Thanks for leaving me far behind
‘Cause if you never broke my heart in two
I’d still be lonely with you
Lonely with you

Found a strong and loving faithful man
Who loves me with everything he can
Holds me close in his arms so tight
Loves my fears away throughout the night

CHORUS

You’re forgiven for all the pain
There’s nobody left , there’s no one to blame
I’ll take the lessons from my past
And learn to live my life at last

CHORUS

Standards

Written By: Tracy Bone/J.C Campbell

Standards
Lyrics by: Tracy Bone
& J.C. Campbell
Music by: Tracy Bone

You should get on with your life
Then you won’t be minding mine
It was you that chose to roam
Wandering down
Unfaithful road

Did you think that I would stay?
One more minute
One more day
To feel strangled by deceit
Wondering why
So many cheat

Don’t know how you could break
The vows that you made
Now who is your next fool?
You say I’m still on your mind
Regretting your choice
Missing my voice
It’s me, you desire
Thanks to you
My standards are higher

I have learned all that I need
About you loving
Who you please
I know I am worth much more
Nothing you say
Will open that door

CHORUS

Your Own

Written By: Tracy Bone

Your Own
Lyrics & Music by: Tracy Bone

Life, is everlasting
I believe there is no end
To the story we began together

Nights, never last as long
As the days when we’re apart
I look forward to the dark

Where’d you learn to love with all your soul?
Don’t know many men who give their hearts whole
Like you do
Not afraid to give, not afraid to live
For your own

Like, deja vu
So familiar and so sure
That I’ve been here before by your side

Home, is in your arms
Where I feel that I belong
Like the lyrics in a song of greatness

CHORUS

No Lies (duet w/JC Campbell)

Written By: Tracy Bone/J.C Campbell

No Lies (duet w/J.C. Campbell)
Tracy Bone & J.C. Campbell

I’m on fire
Walking in love with you
Walking in love with me
And I can’t wait

I sit around
Thinking of you
Thinking of me
And I can’t wait

My heart’s desire
Is to give love to you
A love like you never knew
Could ever be

I want to be
The one who stands by your side
With fate our stars aligned
And I can’t hold back

I can’t wait to share all our dreams
I can’t wait to give you all
All of me
Please, no lies

Girl please don’t play me for a fool
I’ve been down that road
I won’t go there no more
Girl please don’t play no games
I’ve been through weak stories
And alibis all the same
Girl please don’t tell me no lies

No I won’t play you for a fool
I’ve been down that road
I won’t go there no more
No I won’t play no games
I’ve been through weak stories
Been through sunshine and rain
No I won’t tell you no lies

Blind

Written By: Tracy Bone

All this confusion
Ain't no illusion
Its as real as it gets
You take it your way
I'll take it mine
Seperate pages, different lines
Partners in soul
Aren't always fair
Stubborn to wrong, unaware

Like the error of our ways
Sorry's don't always come to mind
I'm caught up in rewind, I'm caught up in rewind
I don't want to stay blind
I'm not the type to sip the finest wines
I'll age my own perfection, with you
I know you dream in colors of your own
Is there a shade of common ground?

In days of the new
Forgive like we'd want to
Be forgiven shamelessly
Honest reaction
Brings satisfaction
Loving like Johnny and June
Partners in soul
Aren't always fair
Stubborn to wrong, unaware

Like the error of our ways
Sorry's don't always come to mind
I'm caught up in rewind, I'm caught up in rewind
I don't want to stay blind
I'm not the type to sip the finest wines
I'll age my own perfection, with you
I know you dream in colors of your own
Is there a shade of common ground?


Reality

Written By: Tracy Bone

I saw your face in my dream last night
You came to me, you made things right
I've never had anybody move me
The way that you do, baby you soothe me

These feelings consume me there's nowhere to hide
From reality x2

You held me close, you calmed my soul
Never thought someone could make me whole
Reality ain't all it's cracked up to be
If I can only hold you in my dreams

These feelings consume me there's nowhere to hide
From reality x2

It all seems so real your touch
I can feel your hands on my face
Familiar place, then I awake

These feelings consume me there's nowhere to hide
From reality x4

Sweetest Surprise

Written By: Tracy Bone

They say that love
Is something you cannot feel
In an instant
But we know that it's real

'Cause God sent you
To help me to believe
In happiness
And fairytales

I almost lost my soul to the blues
Your love renewed my faith in forever

The Sweetest Surprise x3
Was finding you

Well I'll love you
With arms open wide
Take me to a place
I never knew

I almost lost my soul to the blues
Your love renewed my faith in forever

The Sweetest Surprise x3
Was finding you

The Air I Breathe

Written By: Tracy Bone

When there seemed like
There was no light
And not a reason
Left to fight
You gave me strength
You gave me breath
When there was nothing
Nothing left

Down and out
Pretending I could deal
I should've known better
Than to not whisper a word
The air I breathe
My solid ground of faith
I should've known better
Than to go it all alone
'Cause we all must bleed
And sometimes need a hand to help
To ease the pain

My vision was blurred
And hazed by the dark
I wondered if I'd
Make my mark
I could not reach
I could not see
That you were there
To stand by me

Down and out
Pretending I could deal
I should've known better
Than to not whisper a word
The air I breathe
My solid ground of faith
I should've known better
Than to go it all alone
'Cause we all must bleed
And sometimes need a hand to help
To ease the pain
x2

Games

Written By: Tracy Bone

(spoken)
I loved games as a little girl
But now I'm a woman

Should've seen the way you looked tonight
Should've seen the fire in your eyes
Can't say you've looked this way before
Can't say anything more

Changed your mind a thousand times
About the love you felt for me inside
Can't take all this confusion
Can't fight the fight when I keep losing

Don't wanna play this game
Of who's the one to blame
Don't wanna raise my voice
Well I don't have a choice
You're driving me insane

Made your choice to set me free
So live with it just let me be
Played with my mind and emotions
Strung me along with false notions

Don't wanna play this game
Of who's the one to blame
Don't wanna raise my voice
Well I don't have a choice
You're driving me insane

Took my heart and soul for granted
Took me on a crazy ride
You might have left me empty handed
You can't take my pride

chorus

Discography

*Debut Album "No Lies"
(distributed by Arbor Records/EMI Canada)
*EMI Release date: January '08

Set List

LIST OF SONGS:
Tracy performs either acoustically with accompaniment or with a full band (depending on requirements). Can perform 3 - 45 minute sets.
Inquire for further detail.

ORIGINAL SONGS

1. STANDARDS
2. LONELY WITH YOU
3. BLIND
4. REALITY
5. YOUR OWN
6. SOLDIER OF LOVE
7. THE AIR I BREATHE
8. SWEETEST SURPRISE
9. GAMES
10. POCKET FULL OF LIGHTERS

DUETS w/ J.C. CAMPBELL

1. NO LIES - ORIGINAL
2. JACKSON - JOHNNY CASH/JUNE CARTER
3. GO AHEAD - ORIGINAL

COVER SONGS (COUNTRY)

1. THE GREAT UNKNOWN - SARA EVANS
2. TWO MORE BOTTLES OF WINE - MCBRIDE
3. YOUR CHEATIN' HEART - PATSY CLINE
4. MI VIDA LOCA - PAM TILLIS
5. POOR, POOR PITIFUL ME - TERRI CLARK
6. I WANNA DO IT ALL - TERRI CLARK
7. WHEN GOD FEARIN' WOMEN- MARTINA MCBRIDE
8. RING OF FIRE - JOHNNY CASH
9. NOTHING BETTER TO DO - LEANN RIMES
10. THAT'S ALRIGHT MAMA - ELVIS PRESLEY
11. THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU - T. YEARWOOD
12. EVERY LITTLE THING - CARLENE CARTER
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