Leanne Pearson is an independent force to be reckoned with. She shows that there are no limits to an Independent Canadian Country Girl.
Leanne has been described by industry folk as level headed, sweet, funny, quirky, a bit different and very talented. She has a positive attitude and an infectious smile that brightens any room she enters. This 31-year-old country rocker walks on stage with a pretty dress, cowboy boots and a big smile, then shatters your expectations as she tears up the stage with her edgy stage presence.
Leanne took home Music Video Of The Year for "Hot Pursuit" and Album Of The Year for "Pull It Off" at the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards. Leanne also took home Female Artist Of The Year at the 2018 Manitoba Country Music Awards.
In 2019, Leanne and her music were featured on an episode of the HGTV show Property Brothers. The entire episode features Leanne and her fiancé, Jordan, buying and renovating their home. The episode spotlights Leanne’s music career and her album “Pull It Off”. You can watch the episode here in Canada, or check for upcoming airings in the U.S. here.
The album “Pull It Off” won Album of The Year at the 2019 Manitoba Country Music Awards. Leanne also won Music Video of The Year for “Hot Pursuit”. In 2018 Leanne won Female Artist Of The Year.
Not only has she had 3 Top 100 songs at Canadian Country Radio, one of her first singles, “Get Outta My Heart”, hit Top 50; with CMT adding the quirky music video.
Leanne is very hands on with her music videos, and says that creating music videos is one of her favourite things to do! She often edits, co-edits, and co-produces her music videos. The music video for "I Wanna Be More" is Part 1 of a music video series, and was played on major networks across the U.S., including Heartland and The Country Network. "Get Outta My Heart" debuted on CMT. And of course, the video for "Hot Pursuit" won Music Video Of The Year in 2019!
Leanne grew up watching live DVDs of classics like Eric Clapton, John Cougar Mellencamp, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones. She knew at a young age that she was going to be on stage and often used the living room as a place to perform for family and friends. She first sang at the age of 4, singing "Tomorrow" from the musical, Annie. She joined a music theatre group at the age of 7 and was in countless musicals for many years. She played a variety of rolls from Young Nala in The Lion King, to Cosette in Les Miserable, to Lefou in Beauty And The Beast, and Sandy in Grease. Leanne wrote her first song at the age of 10. She picked up the guitar shortly after, at age 12, and taught herself how to play.
-In 2011, Leanne graduated with a B.A. from the University of Manitoba, where she’s on the Dean’s Honour List, with a major in Psychology
-Leanne is one tough cookie with a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
-Leanne has donated her hair twice to make wigs for those undergoing cancer treatments
-Leanne has quite the history with CMT. She made her first appearance on CMT in 2009 on “Karaoke Star” where she advanced to the National Top Ten Finale. In 2012, she was a Top 6 finalist in CMT’s "Big In A Small Town" where she showcased not only her voice, but her likeable personality
-Leanne started #LPTipTuesday, after receiving numerous questions about her healthy lifestyle and love for fitness. On Tuesdays she answers questions from fitness to beauty to nutrition. Her love for fitness and health stems from being a jock through her school years. She played multiple sports each year; including running track with The University of Manitoba during her University career.
-Leanne is passionate about volunteering and giving back to her community: from feeding farm animals at a church in Nashville, serving meals at Siloam Mission in Winnipeg, singing at Rossbrook House in Winnipeg to playing sports with The Boys and Girls Club
“Leanne comes across as such a level-headed kid, has a great
voice, a great smile... I think we just may see a lot more of her.“
– Joel Stewart, Writer and Director, formerly with CMT
“There’s a thing about Leanne, it’s the ‘get it’ factor. She understands who she is, is confident in who she is and is not trying to be somebody else.
Her voice is ridiculously good and she has this sweetness about her.”
– Casey Clarke, The Casey Clarke Show, formerly with CMT
“Leanne has a unique energetic stage presence!“
– Shelden Rogers, Global News
“When you listen to one of Leanne's songs it's like you've met her;
she's the girl in the song. Honest and genuine, her music is a natural extension of her outgoing, friendly personality.“
– Boyd Leader, Director of Radio, CFWE Radio Network
“Pearson is a hometown favorite!”
– The Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba
“If I were a betting man, I'd bet that Leanne is going places. Pure energy, great stage presence and a big time sound. She's a must see!
– Jonathan Best, Calgary Alberta's Wild 95.3
“One of Canada's hottest up-and-coming country performers.
Leanne Pearson loves to entertain & it shows! Irresistibly FUN!“
– Leanne Cater, Kingston Ontario's Country 93.5
“I have not seen anyone else in country music that can put on a
live concert like Leanne, pull it off with great vocals and maintain
so much energy the entire show. 'Up-tempo' and 'energetic' are
words that only mildly explain Leanne’s stage presence.“
– Aaron Pritchett, Canadian Country Music Hit Maker
“Homegirl Leanne Pearson has headlined countless shows and stages across the province, thanks to her big stage presence and catchy
songs like ‘Get Outta My Heart’ and ‘The Only Thing’. Despite the
acclaim, she’s still the same level-headed Manitoban she’s always been.”
– The Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg, Manitoba