And while the would-be singer/songwriter had been unsure about which direction her career might, mom and dad had already set her on an epic path of inspiration, one paved with a mutual love of country music and classic rock.
Now, showcasing a blend of country and pop, Justine has continued to make a name for herself across the region, not only hitting the stage during Country Music Week at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards in London, Ont., opening for landmark artists including Jess Moskaluke, Chad Brownlee and Bobby Wills, but a number of venues including London Music Hall and Trackside Music Festival, as well as recently opening for The Proud Sons at London’s downtown staple, Rum Runners.
Justine will also be hitting the studio, continuing to work on her second EP, a follow-up to 2015’s Stepping Stones.
“For me, writing and playing has always been a form of self-expression, but also a way to get my point across to people and to connect,” she said. “Sometimes words don’t always do the job — but music does.