About Demi


Demi Michelle is an award-winning pop and country songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From a young age, she has surrounded herself with music, playing piano, singing her favorite songs, and going to as many concerts as possible. While in college, she discovered her passion for songwriting and decided to turn her experiences into lyrics. The thought of writing a new song is always in her mind, and she can’t resist typing lyrics into her phone and recording melody ideas when she’s inspired. Her songs hold an authenticity that shows who she is, staying true to herself as a songwriter.


Demi kicked off her songwriting journey in 2019 with her debut single, “Into Focus.” After following this release with several singles, she delivered her debut album, Dear Diary, on October 15, 2021. This eleven-track album, which includes Demi’s popular single, “Will I Ever,” truly gives listeners a glimpse into Demi’s heart and story. The songs capture honesty and vulnerability, much like diary entries do. Demi wrote this album for herself to explore her thoughts, feelings, and insecurities. Through writing Dear Diary, she has gone on a journey of self-discovery. 


On January 28, 2022, Demi was invited onto her hometown station, 100.7 STAR Pittsburgh, to be the first artist on the morning show’s new segment, Bubba Show Live and Local Music Spotlight. Along with an interview, “Will I Ever” aired during the show, making it Demi’s first play on top 40 radio.


One of Demi’s songwriting dreams came true on March 25. It’s her goal to be a songwriter for other artists, and she landed her first songwriting cut with the release of a gorgeous and emotional piano ballad, “Never Add Up,” by UK-based artist, Lindsey Farrow. Demi both co-wrote the song and recorded piano for it. The release of “Never Add Up” was a huge moment for Demi because her first cut is something she has worked so hard to achieve.


Demi’s debut chapter earned her two nominations at the 8th Annual Josie Music Awards, which she attended at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on October 23. She received nominations for Pop Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for Dear Diary


After a life changing debut chapter, Demi shared her five-track EP, It Is What It Is, on November 11. This project shimmers with self-empowerment and showcases Demi’s songwriting talent and passion for blending genres in her music. It gives a glimpse into what listeners can expect in the future, as Demi continues to write about meaningful and universal topics that are rooted in her personal experiences.


During the 2023 awards season, Demi received eight music award nominations. She became a finalist in five categories for the International Singer Songwriters Association (ISSA) Awards in Atlanta and was included in three categories for the 9th Annual Josie Music Awards in Nashville. At the ISSA Awards in August, It Is What It Is won the bronze award for USA Female Album of the Year. Demi’s first music award earned her a cover story in the Penn-Franklin News, her local newspaper.


Toward the end of 2023, Demi became the newest addition in the Franklin Regional Middle School Wall of Fame, celebrating her successes as a songwriter, recording artist, author, and podcast host. When she was a student at the school, she never dreamed she would one day be featured on the Wall alongside so many talented alumni. Before Christmas, Demi got the opportunity to visit the school to see herself in the Wall and spend time with the performing arts students.


2024 is here, which means Demi’s Hear Me Out chapter has arrived. The eight-track album’s lead single, “Kind Heart,” was released on February 29. This delicate piano ballad featuring flute gives Demi’s Butterflies a glimpse into the fearless honesty she’s delivering in her new chapter. “Kind Heart” will soon be followed by two more singles, “Passive Aggressive” and “I’m Introverted, So What?” The full album is anticipated to release during the summer.


Demi is always working on new music at the Vault Recording Studio in Pittsburgh, where she has been recording with her producer, Bob McCutcheon, since her debut single, “Into Focus.” She plays an active role in the production process, so all of her songs come to life in the way that she envisions them.


Along with being a songwriter and artist, Demi is the host of the award-nominated show, Write on Track: A Songwriting Podcast. She invites special guests onto the show to have meaningful conversations about various topics related to songwriting, the music business, and beyond. The goal of the show is to share real and genuine stories, perspectives, advice, and insights about all things music. Demi has enjoyed every second of hosting the show, and she’s always learning and growing through her unforgettable conversations with her guests.


Songwriting allows Demi to express her emotions and share her story in ways words alone can’t. She holds music close to her heart and thinks of each of her songs as a piece of her life to share with the world.