Chanteur Country Canadien né Fred Lays Jr., le 22 Août 1970.

Canadian country music singer George Canyon has established himself as a bit of a renaissance man. A native of Nova Scotia, Canyon initially tried his hand at a music career in the 1990s, recording a pair of solo albums before abandoning his aspirations to work as a bylaw officer and support his young family. In 2004, at the urging of his wife, he auditioned for the second season of the U.S.A. Network's talent competition Nashville Star, where he eventually landed runner-up. With his newly acquired international profile, he resumed his recording career, signing with Universal and releasing his third album, One Good Friend, which won him a 2005 Juno Award for Country Recording of the Year. The 2006 follow-up Somebody Wrote Love fared similarly, earning him another Juno and increasing his audience throughout North America.
Prior to his musical endeavors, Canyon's first love was aviation, and as a young Air Cadet he dreamed of someday joining the Royal Air Force. It was a dream he would have to abandon when, at age 14, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Both aviation and his commitment to diabetes research came to play a role once he established himself as a music star. His philanthropic work supporting Canadian troops was recognized when the country's defense minister appointed him as honorary colonel of the the 14 Wing Greenwood air base, then later as the commandant of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Overcoming the adversity of his disease, Canyon finally earned his private pilot's license in 2009. He became a national spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and flew his own plane across Canada, giving concerts and visiting with children afflicted with the disease.
His 2010 single "I Believe in Angels" became an official theme song of the JDRF in the U.S. and earned him a SOCAN Award the following year as one of the most played songs on Canadian country radio. His 2011 Richard Marx-produced record Better Be Home Soon was certified gold, and in addition to his musical and philanthropic endeavors Canyon began to establish an acting career, appearing on shows like Heartland and Trailer Park Boys. He was even named the official anthem singer of the Calgary Flames NHL team. He continues to tour North America and Europe and in 2014 released his first best-of collection, Decade of Hits

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



2004 CD UNIVERSAL SOUTH UNSR-02611-2IN01 (US) (promo)

My Name - My Name / My Name (live intro and song) / My Name (live intro only)

2011 CD Reiny Dawg ? (CAN)

The Perfect Christmas Day - The Perfect Christmas Day / Win­ter Wonderland / O Holy Night / Daddy’s Beer / Christ­Mas Har­Bour Town / A Soldier’s Christmas


1999 CD SHORELINE ? (CAN) GEORGE CANYON - My Love's Unchanged / I'll Burn That Bridge / Love To Burn / Scotia Home / Ironwolf / The Shaft / Way Too Much / Angelyna / Enough Said / Her Everything / Good Day To Ride
1999 CD SHORELINE 0014 (CAN) GEORGE CANYON - Love To Burn / Her Everything / Ironwolf / I'll Burn That Bridge / My Love's Unchanged / The Shaft / Enough Said / Angelyna / Way Too Much / Scotia Home
09/2004 CD UNIVERSAL SOUTH 000315902 (CAN) ONE GOOD FRIEND - Who Would You Be / Unfinished / Workin' On Ten / My Name / I'll Never Do Better Than You / Hell Or High Water / Letting Go / You're In The Right Place / Bird In December / One Good Friend
11/2005 CD UNIVERSAL SOUTH ? (CAN) HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer / Blue Christmas / Away In A Manger / Frosty The Snowman / What Child Is This / Silent Night / Santa's On His Way
07/2006 CD UNIVERSAL DISTRIBUTION 0249859293 (CAN) SOMEBODY WROTE LOVE - Time For Goodbye / Somebody Wrote Love / Coming From You / Your Smile / Drinkin' Thinkin' / I Want You To Live / Happy Man / Madi's Song (The Man She Thinks I Am) / Ladders To Climb / Some People Change / Quitters / The Hard Times
2007 CD UNIVERSAL MUSIC 74735 (CAN) CLASSICS - Ring Of Fire / Seven Spanish Angels / Good Ol' Boys / Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love) / Good Hearted Woman / He Stopped Loving Her Today / My Best Friend / Kiss An Angel Good Morning / Okie From Muskogee / Hello Darlin' / Release Me / Folsom Prison Blues / The Battle Of New Orleans
11/2008 CD UNIVERSAL MUSIC 251789966 (CAN) WHAT I DO - Just Like You / Pretty Drunk Out Tonight / All Or Nothing / Let It Out / In Your Arms Again / Back To Life / Betty's Buns / If I Was Jesus / Fool In Me / What I Do / Last Man / Second Chance / I Believe In Angels
03/2011 CD UNIVERSAL MUSIC 0262765022 (CAN) BETTER BE HOME SOON - Never Miss Your Water / Every Shade Of Gone / Better Be Home Soon / Surrender / When Love Is All You've Got / Power Of You And Me / When November Falls / Lonesome / That's Where You Came In / Real Thing / Crawfish Crawl / Sunshine / Sacrifice
11/2012 CD INVICTUS / UNIVERSAL RDL 2012001 (US) CLASSIC II - Rhinestone Cowboy / Tight Fittin Jeans / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Mama Tried / King Of The Road /  Pancho And Lefty (featuring Jim CUDDY) / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / I'm A One Woman Man / Today I Started Loving You Again / Devil Woman / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / She's Gone, Gone, Gone / Together Again / Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line / Green, Green Grass Of Home
07/2014 CD BIG STAR 4400317728 (CAN)

Decade of Hits - Just Like You / I Want You To Live / Slow Dance / Sunshine / Ring Of Fire / Better Be Home Soon / I Believe In Angels / Let It Out / Drinkin' Thinkin' / I'll Never Do Better Than You / My Name / Somebody Wrote Love / One Good Friend

02/2016 CD Ole / UNIVERSAL RD002 (CAN)

I Got This - I Got This / Daughters Of The Sun / The Hardest Part Of Being In Love / The Way It Was / The Green Side / Only The Radio Knows / Chasing Cars / Sesame Street / Some Horses / Lifetime / Remember Me  / Bonus Track : Footprints

06/2018 CD Ole OLE84 (CAN)

Southside Of Heaven - More You / Southside Of Heaven / No One Has Eyes Like You / What If It Was / Your Lips Got In The Way / He Found God That Way / Better Off In Love / Your Old Man's Son / She Lives There / Bring It On / Falling (featuring - Bruce Guthro) / The Hockey Song

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