George Canyon Signs with Universal South

This past week Canada’s George Canyon
signed a recording contract with Universal South. Canyon, who placed second
on the USA Network/CMT television show Nashville Star on May 1st, expects
to release his first album with the company in the fall.
“George is a solid traditional country singer whose voice is admired by so
many even before he’s recorded this album,” says Tim DuBois, Senior
Partner, Universal South. “This is a great opportunity for all of us.”
Tony Brown, Senior Partner, Universal South agrees, “The viewers of
Nashville Star obviously have a great deal of confidence in George’s
ability and, for many, he was their favorite. We’re so happy to be working
with him.”
The announcement caps off an exciting period of signings for Canyon, who
has put together a powerhouse team to represent him. He recently signed a
management deal with Bob Doyle and Rory Daigle of Bob Doyle & Associates
(home of Garth Brooks) and also signed with Creative Artist Agency (CAA),
who handle Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and Shania Twain among many others.
“George Canyon was the only Nashville Star contestant who Darin Murphy and
I identified and targeted for representation. We are thrilled about his
deal with Universal South, and look forward to incessant touring through
2004 and into 2005,” says CAA’s Brad Bissell.
Canyon will spend his summer working on the album and traveling North
America as part of the Nashville Star tour. He will join Nashville Star
winner Brad Cotter and third and fourth place contestants Matt Lindahl and
Lance Miller for 27 shows. Live dates in Canada are expected to be
announced for this fall.
Hailing from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canyon did his country proud
throughout the Nashville Star competition. His homecoming during the show
was a smash success with more than 10,000 fans turning out for his concert
and appearances throughout the city. His hit single “Good Day To Ride,” an
independent release, is currently in the BDS top 20 at Country radio in
Canada, having spent more than fourteen weeks on the chart.


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