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George Canyon

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Canadian nation music singer George Canyon has generated himself being a tiny renaissance man. A indigenous of Nova Scotia, Canyon originally tried his hands in a music profession within the 1990s, documenting a set of single albums before abandoning his dreams to are a bylaw official and support his youthful family members. In 2004, on the urging of his wife, he auditioned for the next season from the U.S.A. Network’s skill competition Nashville Superstar, where he ultimately landed runner-up. Along with his recently acquired international account, he resumed his documenting profession, signing with General and launching his third record, One BUDDY, which gained him a 2005 Juno Prize for Country Documenting of the entire year. The 2006 follow-up Someone Wrote Like fared similarly, gaining him another Juno and raising his market throughout THE UNITED STATES. Ahead of his musical efforts, Canyon’s first like was aviation, so when a young Surroundings Cadet he imagined someday signing up for the Royal Surroundings Force. It had been a dream he’d have to reject when, at age group 14, he was identified as having type 1 diabetes. Both aviation and his dedication to diabetes analysis came to are likely involved once he set up himself being a music superstar. His philanthropic function supporting Canadian soldiers was recognized once the country’s protection minister appointed him as honorary colonel from the the 14 Wing Greenwood surroundings base, then afterwards because the commandant from the Royal Canadian Surroundings Cadets. Conquering the adversity of his disease, Canyon finally gained his personal pilot’s license in ’09 2009. He became a nationwide spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Analysis Base (JDRF) and flew his very own airplane across Canada, offering concerts and going to with children suffering from the condition. His 2010 one “I REALLY BELIEVE in Angels” became the official theme melody from the JDRF within the U.S. and gained him a SOCAN Award the next year among the many played tracks on Canadian nation radio. His 2011 Richard Marx-produced record Better Become Home Quickly was certified yellow metal, and likewise to his musical and philanthropic efforts Canyon started to set up an acting profession, appearing on displays like Heartland and Truck Park Young boys. He was actually named the state anthem singer from the Calgary Flames NHL group. He is constantly on the tour THE UNITED STATES and European countries and in 2014 released his 1st best-of collection, 10 years of Hits.

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Full Name George Canyon
Height 1.85 m
Profession Actor, Singer, Guitarist
Education St. Francis Xavier University
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Jennifer Canyon
Parents Fred Lays Sr., Cheryl Lays
Awards Juno Award for Country Album of the Year
Music Songs I Want You to Live, I'll Never Do Better Than You, I Got This, Drinkin' Thinkin', Who Would You Be, Good Day to Ride, I Believe In Angels, My Name, Slow Dance, The Ballad of Wild Bill, Seven Spanish Angels, Madi's Song, Ring Of Fire, When Love Is All You've Got, Happy Man, In Your Arms Again, Daughters of the Sun, Coming From You, Saddle Up, Ladders to Climb, Betty's Buns, You're In The Right Place, Workin' On Ten, Bird In December, Rhinestone Cowboy, Her Everything, Home for Christmas, Every Shade of Gone, Scotia Home, The Hard Times, My Love's Unchanged, Somebody Wrote Love
Albums One Good Friend, Somebody Wrote Love, What I Do, Better Be Home Soon, Home for Christmas, Classics, Classics II, George Canyon, Ironwolf, Decade of Hits, I Got This
Movies Coming Home for Christmas, One Starry Christmas, A Mile in His Shoes, Dawn Rider, Christmas Miracle, Lonesome Dove Church, The Virginian
TV Shows Buying the Yukon, Yukon for Sale


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Starry Christmas 2014 TV Movie Bull Shelton
Lonesome Dove Church 2014 Gorgeous George
The Virginian 2014 Video Sheriff Broyles
Coming Home for Christmas 2013 Video Al
Man of Steel 2013 F-35 Pilot
Christmas Miracle 2012 Darryl
Dawn Rider 2012 Cattle Jack
Citytv New Year's Bash 2011 TV Movie
A Mile in His Shoes 2011 TV Movie Clarence
A Heartland Christmas 2010 TV Movie Charlie Wells
Heartland 2008 TV Series Charlie Wells
Trailer Park Boys 2007 TV Series Head Forest Ranger

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christmas Miracle 2012 performer: "Christmas Miracle", "Silent Night" / writer: "Christmas Miracle", "Silent Night"
Dawn Rider 2012 performer: "Dawn Rider", "Wayfaring Stranger" / writer: "Dawn Rider"
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 2007 TV Movie performer: "My Old Canadian Home"
Flicka 2006 writer: "Where Did I Go Right"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
After the Storm 2013/I

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big in a Small Town 2012 TV Mini-Series Himself
Gift of Giving 2011 TV Movie Himself
The Aviators 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Hour 2008-2011 TV Series Himself
Kortney & Dave: By Request 2011 TV Series Himself
Naked 2011 TV Series Himself
George Canyon Set List 2011 TV Movie Themselves
Canadian Country Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
City of Dreams: Artists for Tennessee Flood Relief 2010 Documentary short Himself
CMT Christmas in Whistler 2009 TV Movie Himself
Canadian Country Music Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
My Gift Is My Song: George Canyon Christmas 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
Words to Music: The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself
George Canyon's Christmas 2006 TV Movie Himself
2006 East Coast Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Nashville Star 2003 TV Series Contestant (2004)

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