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Coast To Coast Closeup – Cory Gallant

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May 11, 2020 at 10:39 am - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.

Voted the 2018 Canadian Country Music Association Spotlight Artist, Cory Gallant has had a busy year – completing two US/Canadian tours in support of his latest album, Welcome to My World, as well as being a 2020 CBC Music Searchlight Top 10 Finalist. 

The eleven-song album includes his first single “We Both Bleed”, which was released nationwide to Canadian radio spring 2019. (“We Both Bleed” was written by Nashville recording artist Chris Janson and Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce). It also features “That’s Love”, a duet with Georgette Jones, daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette 

Due to Cory’s deep Country and Country Outlaw roots, the album has been widely acclaimed by fans and radio alike as a genuine nod to 90’s era Country, which is consistently gaining momentum in North American markets. 

Out of a whopping 5 nominations at the MUSIC PEI Awards (Entertainer of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Roots Contemporary/Country Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year and Song of the Year) he recently took home both New Artist of the Year AND the coveted Entertainer of the Year for 2020. He is also currently nominated for ECMA, Country Album of the Year , and will be showcasing at this year’s ECMA conference in St John’s, NL. 

Notable performances include an album release party at the Rock n Horse Saloon in Toronto, ON (CCMA Country Club of the Year – 2019); Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Prince Edward Island (July 2019); and CCMA Week 2019 in Calgary, AB. 

Additionally, Cory was invited on stage to perform with legendary recording artist George Canyon when George toured Summerside, Prince Edward Island in November 2018, and has shared the stage with Chad BrownleeTerri ClarkAaron GoodvinCharlie MajorJason McCoyJJ ShiplettPatricia Conroy and Michelle Wright

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