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Goldie Returns Triumphant with “The Actress”: A Journey of Strength and Authenticity

  • June 6, 2024
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Goldie Returns Triumphant with “The Actress”: A Journey of Strength and Authenticity

Goldie, pop music

“This song marks my triumphant return,” Goldie declares. “I’ve grown, conquered my demons, and now I stand with confidence. It’s a bold statement to men and anyone who thinks they can control me. I used to say I was a great actress because I spent my life pretending. Now, I’m in charge. I am The Actress, and everyone else is just an extra in my movie.”

Raised on the music of Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton, Goldie’s first performance was at age five, using her family’s junkyard business as a rehearsal space. She signed her first record deal with Interscope Records at 21.

After a series of label changes and aliases, Goldie returned to her roots in Nova Scotia, re-establishing herself as an alt-country star with a flair for 1950s and 1960s Americana. Starting with just her name and her stories, she gained over 11 million streams in two years as an independent artist. Her new music era has received praise from Zane Lowe and Elton John, leading to bookings at iconic festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. She was also hand-picked by Orville Peck for an opening slot on his North American tour this year.

Her EPs, “The Cowboy Gangster Politician” (2022) and “Emerald Year” (2023), reflect her small-town upbringing on Cape Breton Island and her genuine experiences as a young star in Hollywood.

Her upcoming EP, “The Actress,” promises to be her best release yet. The writing process has taken her on a journey of integrity, purity, vulnerability, and a healing return to herself. These are Goldie Boutilier’s true stories of power struggles, career control, exploitation by the industry, sacrifices for her dreams, and finding the strength to persevere.

Catch Goldie live this summer supporting Orville Peck on his Stampede Tour, as well as at Lollapalooza, Sommo, Ohana Festival, and Austin City Limits. More dates will be added, and more music from “The Actress” EP will follow soon.



June 29 – Asbury Park, NJ * @ Stone Pony Summer Stage

June 30 – Washington, DC * @ Anthem

July 1 – Lewiston, NY * @ ARTPARK

July 3 – Toronto, ON * @ Budweiser Stage

July 7 – Victoria, BC @ Phillips Backyard Music Festival

July 8 – Vancouver, BC * @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre

July 10 – Edmonton, AB * @ Midway Music Hall

July 11 – Edmonton, AB * @ Midway Music Hall

July 12 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Stampede Park

Aug 1 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza @ Grant Park

Aug 2 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow)

Aug 24 – Nashville, TN – Orville Peck’s Rodeo

Sep 13 – Cavendish, PEI – Sommo Festival

Sep 28 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival

Oct 5, 12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

* with Orville Peck on his Stampede Tour

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