With a voice that reminds us a little of his fellow Canadians Bryan Adams and Josh Taerk, award winning rock singer/songwriter Jon Mullane has seen his music gain international acclaim. His song, ‘My New American Girl’ reached #32 on the Hot AC Billboard Chart, while his other songs have featured on a number of TV shows, commercials and sporting events – his hit single, ‘Make Your Move’ was even used on NBC to promote the Beijing Olympics.
Jon’s latest song, ‘Born Beautiful’, is an homage to appreciating who we really are, and encourages listeners to seek out the beauty within themselves. Accompanied by a video featuring a woman who rejects suicide as an option, the song helps to further awareness of mental and emotional issues. Because of the importance of this message, Jon has partnered with various mental health organisations, including the Canadian Mental Health Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (USA), and the Campaign to Change Direction (USA).
‘Born Beautiful’ inspires us to accept our own inner beauty, to know that this is far more important than any external appearances. The video was shot by Dillon Garland, who also worked with Mullane on his song, ‘Any Other Way’, which won the Best Music Video award at the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
Jon Mullane is the subject of a new documentary, ‘Jon Mullane – Shine On’, which has been made by John Rosborough of RPM Productions, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The film covers Jon’s musical career, as well as his personal struggles, and triumphs. The 3o minute version was released on 16 September to coincide with the launch of his new album, ‘SHINE’, on digital download and CD.
The video for ‘Born Beautiful’ has been nominated for Best Music Video at the 2016 International Music and Entertainment Awards, while Jon himself has been put forward for Best Pop Artist. The IMEAs will be held on October 8, 2016, in Tennessee.