Jason McCoy Biography
Quick Facts Jason McCoy
Jason McCoy is a Canadian singer and songwriter. In 2001, he won the Canadian Music Award and in 2006 he won the Global Artist Award at the CMA Awards. He is mainly known for his hit songs like “All the Way” and “Learning a Lot About Love”.
Jason was born on August 27, 1970, in Anten Mills, Ontario, Canada. His birth name is Jason Dwight Campsall. His family moved to Camrose, Alberta when he was 5 years old and again returned to Anten Mills, Ontario after three years. When he was 7 years old, he started playing guitar. He wrote his first song when he was 12 years old. He joined a band Three Quarter Country in 1980. The band used to perform at legions, clubs in Barrie, Midland, Orillia and at other small towns. In 1988, he won a talent contest in Toronto. After winning the contest he got the opportunity to record an album with Ray Griff. In 1995, he signed a contract with MCA Records.
CAREER & ACHIEVEMENTS
In 1989, he released his firs studio album “Greatest Times of All”. On June 7, 1995, he released his second self-titled studio album “Jason McCoy”. The album consists of 11 tracks. His single “This Used to Be Our Town” from the album was released in 1995. In June 1995, the single successfully reached at No. 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart. The writers of the song were Denny Carr, Jason McCoy, and Chris Lindsey.
His single “Learning a Lot About Love” from the album was released in 1995. In November 1995, the single reached No. 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart. The single was co-written by Terrine Barnes. His sixth single “Candle” from the album was released in 1995. In March 1996, the song reached No. 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart. According to him, the song was about his sister who was a single parent. The song was co-written by Terrine Barnes. In 1996, he released his seventh single “All the Way” from the album. In July 1996, the single reached No. 4 on the RPM Country Tracks chart. The song was co-written by Chris Lindsey.
On July 8, 1997, his album “Playin’ for Keeps” was released by Universal Records. The album has 12 tracks. The album reached No. 17 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums. The album was certified Gold by CAN. On August 29, 2000, he released his fourth album “Honky Tonk Sonatas”. The album was produced by Scott Baggett. The album successfully reached at No. 9 on the Canadian RPM Country Albums. On November 25, 2003, he released his album “Sins, Lies, and Angels”. On November 2, 2010, his album “Christmas at the Grand” was released by EMI. On March 1, 2011, his album “Everything” was released by Open Road Recordings.
In 2006, he won the Global Artist of the Year Award at the CMA Awards. He has 19 CCMA Award Nominations. He also won the Juno Award Male Country Vocalist of the Year Nominee for 5 times.