With roots coming from the Saugeen First Nation Reserve in Ontario, Inspirational Country Artist Stirling John is now proud to call Alberta home. Residing just outside of Edmonton, Stirling John takes pride working along side the first nation communities across Canada, with a strong passion for helping Indigenous youth. In 2022, Stirling John invested much of his time and efforts into recording a new project digging deep into his soul and drawing on what he is most passionate about, other people and giving back to the community. In doing so, Stirling John found himself. The title track, “Where I’m Meant To Be” from the new album, is a bit of an awakening, a realization if you will of what means the most.

Music has always been something that has been close to Stirling’s heart. Growing up singing in church with his mother and siblings for a time, music began to take a backseat to life. After graduation Stirling John, made a life choice to become a police officer and start a family. Over the next few years, Stirling’s path took several turns eventually leading him back to a place of comfort and passion….inspirational and uplifting music. Stirling John is committed to putting a light on the topics that matter most to him, real life people and events.

Drawing inspiration from artists such as Paul Brandt, The Newsboys, Chris Tomlin and Rascal Flatts, Stirling John’s introspective music carries his listeners down a path of emotion. Stirling spends time volunteering and helping develop music programs for Indigenous Students at underfunded schools. Through his passion to help others, Stirling has also been given the opportunity to become the first Ambassador to the Veterans Association Food Bank in Alberta. Stirling now a six time Country Music Alberta Nominee and in November 2022 became the recipient of one of the Okimaw 7 teachings award for Honesty. Stirling is currently in the process of creating a non profit foundation, the Stirling John Foundation for Youth Empowerment Ltd which will provide ongoing opportunities to mentor youth in the arts but furthermore educate within the scope of his experience on topics such as mental health, human trafficking, addictions, and domestic violence.

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