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George Canyon

AGE: 33

HOMETOWN/CURRENTLY RESIDES: Nova Scotia, Canada

BIO: George is a family man from Nova Scotia, Canada. He and his wife, who he met while doing a show in his hometown, have two children, Kale and Madison. George was formerly a Peace Officer in Nova Scotia to help support his musical career. He has been singing since he was four, and now plays the acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, as well as the keyboards, harmonica, dobro, mandolin, and even a little bit of pedal steel. He has been performing professionally for about 14 years, writes his own songs, and co-owns his own recording studio. His biggest musical influences are Elvis Presley, Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, and Merle Haggard. His biggest claim to fame (until now!) is that he is often mistaken for New York Ranger Mark Messier.

QUOTE: "I am a huge fan of tradition, in both my life and my music. I allow different musical styles to influence my writing, but always find comfort in singing an old country classic. And every day I thank the Lord for mentors like Cash and Jennings and those who have walked the road before them."

EPISODE BY EPISODE:
The Road to Nashville: Performed "Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash); chosen by the judges to be one of the 10 finalists
Number Ones: Performed "Blame It On Your Heart" (Patty Loveless)
Love and Heartache: Performed "The Long Goodbye" (Brooks & Dunn)
Original Songs: Performed "Good Day To Ride" (original)
Willie Songs: Performed "Seven Spanish Angels" (Willie Nelson)
Southern Rock: Performed "Can't You See" (Marshall Tucker Band)
Duets: Performed "Jambalaya" (Hank Williams); performed "I Left Something Turned On At Home" with Trace Adkins
My Best Shot: Performed "Letting Go" (original); performed "The Girl In My Head" (original)
Grand Finale: Performed "Good Day to Ride" (original); performed "Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash); FINISHED SECOND IN FINAL ROUND OF VIEWER VOTING

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.georgecanyon.com

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