Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo will induct Alanis Morissette into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, at the organization’s Gala, on Sept. 24, 2022, at Massey Hall in Toronto. The occasion will mark the first time Rodrigo will reunite with Morissette since the pair graced the cover of Rolling Stone (Oct 2021), and surprised concert fans in Los Angeles with a duet of “You Oughta Know” in May of 2022. As one of today’s most definitive pop artists, Rodrigo has accredited Morissette for inspiring and shaping her songwriting craft.
As part of the tribute, JUNO-winning artist for Songwriter of the Year Alessia Cara will perform in honour of the generational trailblazer, who knocked down the door for unabashed female singer-songwriters. Rodrigo and Cara share in common the title of Grammy-winning Best New Artist (Rodrigo in 2022, and Cara in 2018), as well as their outspoken affinity for Morissette, an icon who paved the way. JUNO-winning 2021 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, JP Saxe, best known for his five-times Platinum smash hit “If the World Was Ending,” will also be performing, alongside previously announced artist Ruby Waters, in the Morissette tribute.
This rounds out a cavalcade of star power to honour this year’s inductees: Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Alanis Morissette, David Foster, and Daniel Lavoie. (Murray McLauchlan recently celebrated his induction at the 2022 Mariposa Folk Festival in July.) Previously announced performers include Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Ryan Peake, Corey Hart, Jessie Reyez, Charlotte Cardin, Serena Ryder, Deborah Cox, Chicago’s Neil Donell, Pierre Lapointe, Maurice Moore, Bobby Bazini, Clerel, Bruno Pelletier, and Marie-Mai, who’ll also host the Gala, broadcast by SiriusXM.