Jess Moskaluke makes history with her first Canadian #1 song

Langenburg’s Jess Moskaluke is celebrating her first ever number one hit on Country Radio Monday.

The song “Country Girls” cracked number one Monday morning, making Moskaluke the first solo act and female act from Saskatchewan to reach the number one spot.

Moskaluke said it’s been a long process of watching the charts to get to this point.

“You are watching the charts constantly,” Moskaluke said with a laugh. “I’ve been watching them all week, and hoping and praying, and keeping my fingers crossed that it might go, and officially (Sunday) night at midnight, it closed in on number one.”

Moskaluke said after being in the music industry for 10-plus years, it feels great to finally get that elusive number one.

“Some days are more of a grind than others, and it’s definitely not always a smooth road, but it’s a good one,” Moskaluke said. “We do this for the music and for the fans, and that’s all I’ve ever done it for is for my passion of music.”

Moskaluke described the process of writing this song.

“We (Moskaluke, with writer Emily Shackelton and producer Corey Crowder) walked into the room, and didn’t really know what we wanted to write, but we knew that we wanted it to be a departure from the last single, which was ‘save some of that whiskey,’” Moskaluke said. “We just wanted something light and upbeat, and ‘Country Girls’ was born.”

Moskaluke adds she’s proud of her fellow Saskatchewan Country music performers such as the Hunter Brothers and Tenille Arts who are also waving the provincial flag proudly both north and south of the border.

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