Joan Kennedy (born in Douglas Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada) is a female country music singer. She came to fame after winning the Canadian National Talent Contest in 1983 and issued her first album, ''I'm a Big Girl Now'', the following year in 1984. After two more albums in 1985 and 1987, she signed with MCA Records and issued two albums, 1990's Candle in the Window and 1992's Higher Ground. In 2000, Kennedy released A Dozen Red Roses, a greatest hits album. During the early 90's, she had her own syndicated weekly television show in Canada. She now resides in Portland, Maine.