Ali Raney will be ballroom dancing for the very first time at a special charity gala ball called “Dancing with the Toronto Celebrities”, at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel on June 16th, 2017.
Each Toronto “celeb” has been invited to partner with a professional dance instructor from Arthur Murray Dance Studios to participate as a beginner dancer in a 1 minute and 30 second ballroom dance routine, with the intention of raising money and bringing awareness to the charity of their choice. Ali has chosen MusiCounts! Head on over to her fundraising page to learn more.
Ali Raney Bio:
Five time Canadian Country Music Association Fiddle Player of the Year nominee and vocalist Ali Raney, is currently setting the world on fire. You may have seen her performing on stages across North America like the Grand Ole Opry, the Air Canada Centre, the Bluebird Café, and the Vancouver Olympics with a variety of diverse and talented artists including Barbra Streisand, Terri Clark, Ronnie Dunn (of Brooks & Dunn) amongst many others.
An artist and songwriter in her own right, Ali maintains a busy touring and performance schedule co-fronting her own band, the CCMA award winning country duo, The Lovelocks. Currently nominated in the Album of the Year category at the 2017 CMAO awards, The Lovelocks second single from the Born to Love EP, “Home Sweet Home”, dazzled Canadian country music fans, becoming the #1 selling single by a Canadian country artist in January 2016 and currently has over 400,000 spins on Spotify. Recently returned from a tour with the Canadian Armed Forces traveling in Justin Trudeau’s private plane, Ali had the distinct pleasure of performing for the Canadian troops with her band, The Lovelocks, at bases in Kuwait, Ukraine, and on board the HMCS Fredericton in the harbour of Marseille, France. Ali is thrilled to be a part of the 2017 “Dancing with the Toronto Celebrities” event and would like to give a special shout out to her incredible instructor and dance partner Nurlan Gallyamov, Arthur Murray’s Stephen O’Neill- Williams, and her supportive, wonderful, hilarious husband Brian.