George Canyon

George Canyon

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George Canyon (born Fred George Lays Jr. on August 22, 1968) is a country music singer from Canada. He grew up in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He is the father of two children with his wife, Jennifer.
In 2004, George Canyon competed in Nashville Star 2. He placed 2nd 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. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Home For Christmas
    Home For Christmas
  • One Good Friend
    One Good Friend
  • Somebody Wrote Love
    Somebody Wrote Love
  • What I Do
    What I Do
  • Better Be Home Soon
    Better Be Home Soon
  • George Canyon
    George Canyon
  • Classics
    Classics
  • I Believe In Angels
    I Believe In Angels
  • What I Do (International Version)
    What I Do (International Version)
  • Classics II
    Classics II
  • Somebody Wrote Love (International Version)
    Somebody Wrote Love (International Version)
  • That Girl Inside My Head
    That Girl Inside My Head

George Canyon. Artist Bio

George Canyon (born Fred George Lays Jr. on August 22, 1968) is a country music singer from Canada. He grew up in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He is the father of two children with his wife, Jennifer.


In 2004, George Canyon competed in Nashville Star 2. He placed 2nd 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. Since the competition has ended, he has received many accolades from fans and the industry alike. These include a number 1 hit about a still-born baby called "My Name," a Juno Award for Best Country Recording of the Year (for his album One Good Friend), and, most recently four Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) including Male Vocalist of the Year and the Fan Choice Award.


Canyon is known for his support of SHARE (Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. serves those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life) and Animas Canada (company who makes insulin pumps, which George himself uses). His song "My Name" is reflective of why he has associated himself with SHARE.
George says:
"I co-wrote this song with Gordie Sampson from the perspective of an unborn baby. A close friend and his wife had a miscarriage, and I witnessed the pain they went through losing a baby. I wanted to write a song to help people cope with that trauma and somehow bring a positive light to the subject"


For photographs and additional information visit George's official website, www.George Canyon.com


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George's Band:
Joe Butcher (bass)
Stuart Cameron (guitar)
Erick Hedrick (guitar)
Shane Guse (fiddle and mandolin)
Adam Dowling (drums)
Mike Little (keyboards)


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