George CanyonDate: Fri, Nov 18 2016
Presented by: The Town of Port Hawkesbury, 101.5 the Hawk, Maritime Inns and the Reporter
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 is hot off the heels of his 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. 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.