Christmas Canada Country Artists

Beamer Wigley

Fourteen old Beamer started playing guitar when he was 5years old, performing live at the age of 7 and in 2014, he was the youngest artist to be signed by Invictus Entertainment and Big Star Recordings. In July this year, he released his 1st single ‘Meteorite’ to Country Radio and I-Tunes, followed up with his full CD in September. He’s also an accomplished actor who has performed in 6 Soundstage musicals as well as a role as one of the T-Birds this summer in the musical Grease, at the Kelowna New Vintage Theatre. In 2014 he had a 4th lead role in the Norman Rockwell movie, ‘A Christmas Tail. He was also honoured to win the Penticton and Region Inaugural Youth Arts Award for ages 25 and under in 2014, at the age of 11.

Beamer’s first release song that he co-wrote with Troy Kokol, Meteorite, made it to the final ballot for Song of the year for the ACMA

Christmas Canada Country Artists

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 latest album I Got This landed 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 performed a 40 date “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 first single, and title track went Top 10 in Canada at Country radio followed by another Top 10 radio summer hit “Daughters Of The Sun”.

I Got This marks 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 is an inductee in 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.

Canyon is currently writing and in pre-production for his 2017 release.

 

 

Christmas Canada Country Artists

Dan Davidson

Alberta’s newest up and coming country sensation Dan Davidson exploded onto the Canadian country scene in 2016 with the release of his second single DzFounddz (Co-written by Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers). Dan became arguably the indie story of 2016 as his single DzFounddz rocketed up the charts and he became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada.

DzFounddz was the #1 selling Canadian country song in Canada for several weeks in July and August 2016. It had also #16 on the charts and was the 8th highest charting Canadian song in the country. The hit single also went top 50 on the Shazam charts across all formats and hit #15 on the iTunes sales charts. On just his second release ever in country music – it looks like he is headed for a gold record. The future is bright for Davidson. In only 2 years of being involved in the country music scene, his name can be seen on the charts next to some of the top artists in North America – and he has found a way to do it 100% independently. Dan is new to the country scene, but is far from Dzgreendz in the music industry.

He spent 10 years playing in the well-known Canadian indie rock band Tupelo Honey (who had several top 40 hits, top selling iTunes records and toured with bands like Bon Jovi). On the advice of a couple of long time friends (who happen to be top selling Canadian country artists), Dan decided to start focusing on his new country project. Dan’s sound came together as he started writing and working on music with Toronto producer Jeff Dalziel (Washboard Union, Andrew Hyatt, Autumn Hill, Brett Kissel) and the two spent the better part of a year developing an EP that’s characteristic of Dan’s love of Dzgood timedz music.

Dan’s latest release Barn Burner (another co-write with Clayton Bellamy) was released in late 2016 and in its first few weeks its already broken the top 50 and pushed Dan over the edge to be recognized as the Canadian Country Spotlight Featured Artist of 2016/2017. The song was accompanied by an over-the-top music video shot in Tokyo, Japan.
You can catch Dan sharing the stage in 2017 with artists like John Pardi, Brett Kissel, The Washboard Union, Kira Isabella, Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks and many more!

 

 

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Tareya Green (Autumn Hill)

Calgarian singer/songwriter, Tareya Green, is best known for her role as lead singer in the pop-country duo Autumn Hill. Their debut studio album, Favourite Mistake, was released in 2013 and produced four country radio airplay hits. With “Anything at All” charting at both the adult contemporary and country formats, the duo earned the distinction of being the first Canadian country music act to crossover to pop radio since Shania Twain. Their sophomore album included the smash hit “Blame” which was the duo’s first Top 5 charting single. They have thrice topped the CMT Canada chart with their hits “Anything At All”, “Can’t Keep Waiting”, and “Blame.Championed by their industry peers, Autumn Hill received multiple nominations from the JUNO Awards and the CCMA Awards.
 
Tareya is following up the success of Autumn Hill with her long-anticipated solo album release, expected in 2017.
Christmas Canada Country Artists

Jason McCoy

Jason McCoy is a Canadian singer/songwriter who performs country music.  He was born in Barrie, Ontario and was raised for a time in Camrose, Alberta before his family settled in Anten Mills, Ontario.

He has won many awards including the 2001 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, 3 SOCAN Song of the Year awards, 19 CCMA nominations and 5 Juno nominations (all for Best Country Male Vocalist). He also won 6 awards at the 2004 Ontario Country Performer and Fan Association awards. In 2006, he was awarded with the Global Artist Award at the CMA Awards in Nashville.

McCoy is also one of the three members of the group The Road Hammers, which has released two studio albums, in addition to charting four singles in Canada and one in the United States.

At around the age of 5, his family moved to Camrose, Alberta, returning three years later. “The cowboy culture really stuck with me. I just fell in love with the music. For some reason, as a little kid, I had some sort of connection with these guys who were singing about these depressing things,” McCoy said, citing Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to lesser known artists like Ed Bruce and Wynn Stewart. “I just didn’t have a voice for rock ‘n’ roll.” Jason started playing guitar at age 7[1] and wrote his first song when he was 12.[1]

In his teens, Jason owned a rock ‘n’ roll guitar and was partial to AC/DC. In the 1980s, he joined a band called Three Quarter Country, which performed at legions, Saturday night dances, and clubs in Barrie, Midland, Orillia and other small towns. Jason won a talent contest in Toronto in 1988, allowing him to travel to Nashville to record an album with Ray Griff.[1] He later signed with MCA Records in 1995.

On May 1, 1999, he married his long time love, Terrine Barnes. Their daughter, Grace Margaret McCoy, was born June 21, 2006.

McCoy was a member of the country-rock group The Road Hammers from 2005–2010, which also featured musicians Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne, and earlier, Corbett Frasz. His first album in seven years, Everything, was released on March 1, 2011.

Biography courtesy of Canadian Country Spotlight – Jason McCoy

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