Olivia Rodrigo to Induct Alanis Morissette Into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
Because you’re reading a music blog right now, there’s a good chance you know the feeling of hearing a certain song or artist growing up that changed the way you thought about music forever. For Olivia Rodrigo, one such artist was Alanis Morissette, so it warms our hearts that the young sensation will get to induct the ’90s icon into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame next month.
“I remember hearing Alanis for the first time when I was about 13,” Rodrigo said of her idol in a press release. “I was in the car with my parents when Jagged Little Pill came on. I heard ‘Perfect.’ I was like, ‘Oh, my God… You can write songs like that?’ I just looked at music and songwriting in a completely different way.”
In more Morissette-related ceremonious fun, Alessia Cara, JP Saxe, and Ruby Waters will also take part in the induction, performing some of the native Ontarian’s trademark tunes. The ceremony is scheduled to go down on September 24th, and will also welcome Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, David Foster, and Daniel Lavoie to the Hall of Fame. 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 are all set to perform.
Jagged Little Pill came out in 1995, and Rodrigo was born in 2003. But it’s no surprise by now that the “drivers license” singer is well-versed in music from before her time; She even brought Morissette onstage during a Los Angeles show last May to duet “You Oughta Know.” Her setlists have also included covers of Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated,” No Doubt’s “Just a Girl,” Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn,” and Veruca Salt’s “Seether” — all of which were released before she was born — and Lily Allen’s “Fuck You,” which came out when Rodrigo was six years old.
And, of course, Rodrigo isn’t the only notable person who’s been moved by Morissette’s music. Full House star Dave Coulier, a rumored subject of Jagged Little Pill, recently reminisced hearing the album for the first time: “I went to the record store, bought the CD, and I went and I parked on the street and I listened to the whole record,” he said during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Faction Talk last month. “I thought, ‘Ooh, I think I may have really hurt this woman.’”