Irene Michaels: This Is Her Year To Reach For The Stars


The Grand Ole Opry is the stage that showcases country music’s past, present and future…and now the space were the Josie Awards will be presented on October 22, 2023. Traveling to Nashville in hopes of receiving a Josie Award for “Female Rising Star Of The Year” with her song “I Like Rain” is rising House Music star/ singer/songwriter Irene Michaels.

Irene Michaels is having a phenomenal year. Not only was she nominated for a Josie Award, but she is also being considered for a Grammy for her new release “What The World Needs Now is Love” (via Tribeca Records) which was written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, and made famous by Jackie de Shannon. Irene is also on the Grammy ballot for “Best New Artist of the Year.”

The Josie Awards for independent music has a mission to “honor, recognize and reward, excellence, outstanding talents, and remain focused on the creativity across the independent music industry. Every submission is carefully reviewed for consideration by an all pro panel of judges since 2015. We acknowledge all music genres, and each are celebrated through one winner in each genre in many of the categories.” It brings in thousands from around the globe yearly to celebrate as a privately owned, licensed company, without attaching the event to other events in the music industry. The Josie Awards are very well respected in the industry and considered to be the greatest recognition for the hard work and dedication of the nominees and winners.

Having been in the entertainment business for over 6 decades, Irene Michaels has also successfully accomplished many facets in the industry. She began as a dancer, which let her to modeling, which let her to acting, which led her to writing one of the most successful blogs current today “Ionthescene.” She is also a champion equestrian and continues to perform in Chicago and New York City…..

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