From the first notes of “Up” by Shania Twain, Justine Sletten was hooked and made her decision to launch her career in the music industry. Justine’s music ranges from the upbeat, new country style of Kelsea Ballerini and classic Taylor Swift to the country pop sound made famous by Shania Twain, all women that have influenced the progression of her sound.
Recently Justine has been working closely with highly acclaimed producer Bart McKay to create her newest single, Longer Road and That’s How Goodbye Goes. Ecstatic to share her new music with the world, Justine believes these songs are a demonstration of her growth as a vocalist. That’s How Goodbye Goes is a refreshing twist on a heartbreak story written by Ben Stoll, Joshua Singleton, and Erin Kinsey. That’s How Goodbye Goes is very contrasting to Justine’s last two singles. Longer Road written by Clare Dunn, Brett Tyler and Mark Holman, Longer Road tells the love story of a young couple, who wish that the road home would never end. Longer Road caught Justine’s eye with its unique way of telling this love story.
Justine’s debut EP, entitled Groundbreaking was released in July of 2017. For the next few years Justine concentrated on developing her musicianship, social media and building skills in the music industry while finishing high school.
Performing since the age of 14, Justine has used competitions to help her gain confidence on stage. In 2018 Justine competed in the Global Country Canada Star Search, winning the opportunity to travel to Nashville. While there she worked with industry professionals and competed in an international competition, winning 1st in songwriting and 2nd in performance. Justine’s other career highlight was when her debut EP Groundbreaking spent its first three days in the Top 10 Country Albums in Canada on iTunes.
In 2020 Justine released two singles, All Bad and Eighteen. All Bad, written by April Geesbreght and Blake Bollinger is a fun, upbeat, tune that starts with a heartbreak and ends with a happily ever after. Justine used these singles to expand the number of provinces her songs were played. All Bad nearly met a personal goal set by Justine receiving radio play in almost every province in Canada. In the absence of touring Justine worked towards growing her social media following and learning more about the business of music.
Justine is excited to share her new music in the hopes that it will help to take her career to the next level. Although she will always love her Saskatchewan home she is hopeful that her hard work and determination will one day help her to share her music around the world!