Bottom of a Heart
Sherry Ryan Female Artist of the Year - Music NL 2006 Sherry Ryan was taking a job in a nursing home in the Mississippi Delta when she starting writing her first song: 'I'm moving on from a darker place to a brighter one' Turns out that bright spot wasn't in the Delta but in her song writing. A fact that has taken her straight to the spotlight with the launch of her debut record Bottom of a Heart. One year later, Bottom of a Heart has earned 4 nominations for this years Newfoundland and Labrador Music Awards including SOCAN song of the year for 'One of Those Amazing Nights' and was #4 in the CBC Newfoundland & Labrador's top 20 albums of 2005. It's a real country record made the way albums should be made with songs that emote so well you don't need to dress them up. Bottom of a Heart has influences from both Classic Country and Appalachian Music. These sounds are combined with a strong undercurrent of Irish from Sherry's musical upbringing in Middle Cove, Newfoundland; a place where traditional Irish music is a powerful and vibrant force. The track 'Don't Fall in The Water' is a perfect example of blended traditions bringing you back to a time where Irish ballads and Mountain Music were undivided. Raised on a land fertile for storytelling, Sherry is a gifted lyricist who can take a personal experience and make it universal. These experiences are then transformed into beautiful melodies and sung with a voice so good - so distinct - it's absolutely unforgettable. 'Bottom of a Heart is a good representation of Ryan's best foot forward. A gifted songwriter, these 14 tracks are her own, and clearly not one to be tied down stylistically, her future looks bright' Exclaim! Magazine.