George Canyon

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Biography

Actor, Country Singer, Songwriter - East Coast and Alberta, Canada Born August 22, 1970 Fox Brook, Pictou County, Nova Scotia and later lived in Hopewell, Nova Scotia CMA, CCMA, ECMA, SOCAN, Juno, Music Box award winner In 2004, George Canyon competed in Nashville Star 2. He was the runner-up in the competition, but became very well known in Canada and garnered much support, being the only Canadian to make the cut for the competition. After the competition ended, he received many accolades from fans and the industry alike. These include the top 5 hit "My Name," a Juno Award for Best Country Recording of the Year (for his album One Good Friend), and, four Canadian Country Music Awards Nominations (CCMAs) including Male Vocalist of the Year and the Fan Choice Award. He played a U.S. Forest Ranger in the last two episodes of the 7th season of Trailer Park Boys. On September 22, 2007, Canyon performed at China-Canada: Hand in Hand; a joint concert held in Vancouver between CCTV (China Central Television) and CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) to commemorate the 1 year countdown of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. One of the songs performed by Canyon was "What a fine Jasmine blossom". Sung entirely in Mandarin, Canyon performed the touching duet with Mandarin singer Tang Can. On 9 January 2008, Canadian Defence minister Peter MacKay appointed the Nova Scotia-born Canyon to the position of Honourary Colonel at 14 Wing Greenwood, the largest air base on the east coast. Awards and nominations 2004 – winner, CCMA, Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award 2004 – winner, Music Industry of Nova Scotia, New Artist Recording of the Year – for the album George Canyon 2004 – winner, Music Industry of Nova Scotia, Country Recording of the Year – for the album George Canyon 2005 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Galaxie Rising Star 2005 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Country Recording of the Year – for the album One Good Friend 2005 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year 2005 – winner, Canadian Radio Music Awards, Best New Group or Solo Artist (Country) for his single Good Day To Ride 2005 – winner, Juno Award, Country Recording of the Year for One Good Friend 2005 – winner, CCMA, Fans' Choice Award 2005 – winner, CCMA, Male Artist of the Year 2005 – winner, CCMA, SOCAN Song of the Year, for the single "My Name" 2005 – winner, CCMA, Single of the Year, for the single "My Name" 2005 – winner, Music Box Awards (Paris, France), New Artist Male US/Canada 2005 – winner, 2005 Nova Scotia Crystal Tourism Awards of Excellence, Ambassador Award 2006 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year 2006 – winner, CCMA, Male Artist of the Year 2006 – winner, CCMA, Single of the Year, for the single "Somebody Wrote Love" 2007 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year 2007 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Country Recording of the Year 2007 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Video of the Year, for the video Drinkin' Thinkin' 2007 – nominee, ECMA, Best Album of the Year, for the album Somebody Wrote Love. 2007 – winner, Juno Award, Country Recording of the Year for Somebody Wrote Love 2008 – winner, The East Coast Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year 2008 – winner, CCMA, Humanitarian Award 2010 - SOCAN AWARD for Greatest Number of Performances on Canadian Country Radio during 2009. 2011 – Canadian Country Music Awards Record Producer(s) of the Year with Richard Marx for the album Better Be Home Soon (Universal) 2013 – East Coast Music Awards Fans Choice Video of the Year ‘Saddle Up (Director: Warren Sonoda) 2013 - East Coast Music Awards Song of the Year ‘These Hands (Dave Gunning & George Canyon) 2015 – Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee