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George Canyon looks like a guy who was always destined to play country music - but, once you scratch the surface, and you realize George ain't your typical cowboy.
George grew up in Nova Scotia and, more than anything, dreamed of becoming a pilot in the Canadian military. But at 14, he was diagnosed with Type- 1 diabetes, which forced young George to change his plans. In University, George studied to be a doctor, but that didn't stick; in fact, no matter what job George did, he was always left feeling unfulfilled. But throughout George's journey, the one constant was music. T
hen, in 2004, after years of hard work, George appeared on the US TV Series, Nashville Star, a country music singing competition. George was the runner-up, which finally allowed him to launch his music career in earnest. His debut, One Good Friend, went gold in Canada, and he hasn't looked back since.
In March, George released his fifth major label album, "Better Be Home Soon". Plus, George recently became a spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, sharing his story with afflicted kids all over the world.