George Canyon

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 last album I Got This found 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 marked 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 part­nered with the JDRF in 2016 to engage Type 1 Dia­bet­ic Kids and their fam­i­lies with a cross-Cana­da pro­gram called ‘The Sky’s Not The Lim­it’. He is also a vocal advo­cate and sup­port­er of the Cana­di­an Mil­i­tary and was also pre­sent­ed with the CCMA “Human­i­tar­i­an of the Year” Award in recog­ni­tion of his phil­an­thropic endeav­ours with both the JDRF and Cana­di­an Mil­i­tary orga­ni­za­tions.

A new sin­gle is expect­ed to hit radio air­waves this spring fol­lowed by a brand new album.




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




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