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 defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle on Canada Reads 2020. (CBC)

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

Canada Reads 2020 will take place July 20-23.

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

Country singer George Canyon will defend Jesse Thistle's memoir From the Ashes on Canada Reads 2020. Ahead of the debates, the musician and first-time author chatted about what it was like to write a very personal book. 5:57

More from George Canyon

'We need to come together more as the nation we once were,' says Canada Reads panellist George Canyon 0:58
Country singer George Canyon explains why he's defending From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle in this year's battle of the books. 8:57
Country music artist George Canyon will be one of the panelists on this year's edition of Canada Reads. We talk to George about "From the Ashes" by author Jesse Thistle. 8:16
George speaks with singer George Canyon about the perception of country music, his wife and kids and his faith in God. 12:04
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

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