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Canadian country music legend George Canyon is continually melding his love of family with his passion for music; his integrity and dedication to his family are reflected through the songs he writes and the stories he tells. A multi-JUNO award winner and PLATINUM selling artist, Canyon’s latest album I Got This finds him back in the saddle; a culmination of two years of writing, and working with incredibly talented writers, producers and musicians. Showing no signs of slowing down, Canyon had a fantastic 40 date run of the “Jekyll and Nothing To Hide” 2016 cross Canada tour. “I wanted to create a record that was fun to play, and exciting for the fans to listen to.  It’s been a while since I’ve had an album of new original songs, and these songs put a smile on my face” says Canyon.

I Got This debuted as the #1 Canadian Country album at its time of release (Feb 5th, 2016), and held the top spot for 5 weeks. The title track and  “Daughters Of The Sun”  both went Top 10 in Canada at Country radio.

I Got This marks Canyon’s eleventh full-length release in a career that spans nearly two decades and includes the GOLD-certified albums “One Good Friend”, “Classics”, “Somebody Wrote Love” and the Richard Marx produced “Better Be Home Soon”. With 400,000 albums sold worldwide, multiple major acting roles on television, and the 2015 launch of his radio show “Down East Country with George Canyon”, the singer-songwriter has cemented his status as a bona fide multi-faceted artist and performer.

A Nova Scotia native, Canyon was recently inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame and has been widely decorated with a number of accolades including multiple CCMA and ECMA Awards in addition to his multiple JUNO Award wins. As the national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a vocal advocate and supporter of the Canadian Military, Canyon was also presented with the CCMA “Humanitarian of the Year” Award in recognition of his philanthropic endeavours with both organizations.

He is currently in the studio working on a new album set for release in 2017.

 


GEORGE CANYON – AWARDS & ACCOLADES

September 2015 – Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

 

April 13, 2013 – Presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by Minister National Defense,

Peter MacKay

 

March 2013 – East Coast Music Awards

Fan’s Choice Video of the Year ‘Saddle Up’ (Director: Warren Sonoda)

Song of the Year ‘These Hands’ (Dave Gunning & George Canyon)

 

December 2011

Appointed first-ever Colonel Commandant for Royal Canadian Air Cadets

 

September 2011 – Canadian Country Music Awards

Record Producer(s) of the Year with Richard Marx for the album Better Be Home Soon (Universal)

 

February 2011

Appointed National Spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) (ongoing)

 

November 2010

SOCAN AWARD for Greatest Number of Performances on Canadian Country Radio during 2009.

 

August 2010

Canadian Friends for Life Award. Presented by Children With Diabetes.

 

September 2008

Humanitarian Award – in recognition for his work with the Canadian Military and work with families with children who have Type 1 Diabetes.

 

February 2008

Appointed Honorary Colonel for 14 Wing Greenwood (Feb 21st)

 

February 2008 – East Coast Music Awards

Entertainer of the Year

 

April 2007 – The Juno Awards

Country Recording of the Year (Somebody Wrote Love)

 

February 2007 – East Coast Music Awards

Entertainer of the Year

Country Recording of the Year

Video of the Year (Drinkin’ Thinkin’)

 

November 2006 – SOCAN AWARDS

SOCAN Country Music Award for “My Name” (for the country single which received the most radio airplay in Canada).

 

September 2006 – Canadian Country Music Awards

Male Artist of the Year

Single of the Year for “Somebody Wrote Love”

 

February 2006– The East Coast Music Awards

Entertainer of the Year

 

November 2005 – 2005 Nova Scotia Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence

Ambassador Award

 

November 2005 – Music Box Awards, Paris, France

New Artist Male USA/Canada

 

September 2005 – Canadian Country Music Awards

Single of the Year for “My Name”

SOCAN Song of the Year for “My Name”

Male Artist of the Year

Fan’s Choice Award

April 2005 – The Juno Awards

The Juno Award for Country Recording of the Year for One Good Friend (Universal)

 

March 2005 – Canadian Radio Music Awards (CMW)

Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Group or Solo Artist (Country) for his single “Good Day To Ride” (Blue Leaf Records)

 

February 2005 – The East Coast Music Awards.

Galaxie Rising Star

Country Recording of the Year (for the album One Good Friend)

Entertainer of the Year

November 2004 – Music Industry of Nova Scotia Awards

New Artist Recording of the Year – for the album George Canyon

Country Recording of the Year – for the album George Canyon

 

September 2004 – Canadian Country Music Awards

Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award