George Canyon wins Canadian Juno award
Monday, April 2, 2007 – Canadian country singer George Canyon won a Juno award Saturday for Country Recording of the Year for "Somebody Wrote Love." Canyon received the award at the Canadian version of the Grammys in Saskatoon, Alberta. Canyon has a U.S. recording contract with Universal South Records and was a finalist on the 2005 Nashville Star.
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George Canyon was a participant on the Nashville Star show, but the jury's out on whether he will become one in real life. He sings with a nice baritone, reminiscent of Wade Hayes, meaning it's a full-bodied instrument ("Hell or High Water"). He merges his country instincts with a soulful sound ("I'll Never Do Better Than You").
But part of the problem is too often, there is too much brightness in the sound. It's a bit too clean, a bit too glossed over. A more raw, live sound would have benefited Canyon greatly. ...