Books·Canada Reads 2020

George Canyon

George Canyon is defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle on Canada Reads 2020.

Defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

George Canyon is a country music star. (Alkin Emin)

George Canyon is defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle on Canada Reads 2020.

The debates will take place March 16-19, 2020 and will be hosted by Ali Hassan. They will be broadcast on CBC Radio OneCBC TVCBC Gem and on CBC Books

About George Canyon

George Canyon rose to becoming one of Canada's biggest country music stars in the early 2000s. He has won countless accolades and awards, including Juno Awards, CCMA Awards and ECMA Awards. He has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, recorded 12 albums and was recently presented a certified platinum award for his debut album One Good Friend. His country hits include Just Like You, I Believe in Angels, Daughters of the Sun, I Want You To Live, Slow Dance and many more. He is also a highly regarded humanitarian, strong supporter of the military, the national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada. George is a proud Canadian and huge hockey fan and is currently in his sixth season singing the national anthem for the Calgary Flames home games.

Interviews with George Canyon

George speaks with singer George Canyon about the perception of country music, his wife and kids and his faith in God. 12:04

More from George Canyon

George Canyon performs 'Better Off In Love' for CBC Music First Play Live. 3:54
George Canyon performs 'Slow Dance' for CBC Music First Play Live. 4:37
Country singer, actor and humanitarian George Canyon tells CBC's Laura Thompson why he returned to the classics for his latest album. 4:14
George Canyon performs a special acoustic set for CBC Music's First Play Live in Toronto. 44:14

The Canada Reads 2020 contenders


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.