About Joey Canyon
Trailing Joey Canyon’s four decades of storied accomplishments in the country music and entertainment industries comes his greatest country music compilation to date.
Joey Canyon began performing professionally in his early 20’s. By 1993 he earned featured billing in numerous NFL video compilations alongside the likes of Hank Williams JR, George Strait, Lorrie Morgan, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Reba McEntire, Clint Black and Wynonna Judd.
He’s performed everywhere from the world famous Palomino Club in North Hollywood, local and national venues, his church, Mile High Stadium and Coors Field. Joey also contributed to a number of popular television series, national commercials, Viacom and PBS productions.
Joey’s recording history is extensive to say the least. Earlier in his career found him recording in some of LA’s finest studios, from United Western recording studios, Sunset Sound Recorders, Bluewater, ATV and more. In the last 28 years he has recorded mostly in Nashville, and in Denver.
Joey’s lifetime accomplishments are wide-ranging – a professional singer and recording artist, songwriter, executive producer, director, television host, voice-over artist, actor, television network CEO and media entrepreneur. In 1991, Joey co-directed and managed production and scripting for his starring video “Take My Money”, which later became the Most Added Country Music Video nationwide at top country music nightclubs for three consecutive months.
His production work through the 80’s and 90’s is extensive, assistant director, lighting, sound, assistant cameraman, production coordinator, and location coordinator. In the late 80’s, Mr. Canyon started his own production services company called Independent Production Services, servicing the film, television, and sports industry as Assistant Director, assistant Cameraman, lighting, sound (Nagra), and Production coordinator, and working for such popular television series as Father Dowling mysteries, Americas Most Wanted, 8 years with NFL films, national commercials, documentaries, PBS, Viacom, among others. Mr. Canyon also executive produced, produced, co-directed, scripted, storyboarded, edited, and starred in his own music video “Take My Money”, shot with Arriflex 35mm cameras and an 18-man crew. Take My Money became the Most Added Country Music Video nationally from January to March in 1994. http://www.youtube.com/user/joeycanyon
Earlier in his career, Joey performed with his band Both Barrels, with upbeat solos and duets leading him to some of the most noted recording studios in America. Prior to this, he was recruited as a backup singer produced by legendary Cliffie Stone following his first stage performances at the world-renowned Palomino Club in North Hollywood.
Joey was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley, the eldest of six siblings raised of modest means. His musical influences span country’s Waylon Jennings, Marty Robbins, Vern Gosden and Alan Jackson to Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
In 2012, Joey’s career soared with the release of his album “Canyon Country”, which yielded him a #1 hit nationally with his original hit “Lonely Love” on the Independent Network chart, it stayed at #1 for 6 weeks in a row! Joey also had a hit for the Christmas season in 2012 with his cover of “Colorado Christmas” which went to #7 on the top ten.
In 2012, Joey was nominated in 7 different categories from the Independent Music Network and New Music Weekly, which include “Artist of the Year”, “Best Song”, “Breakout Artist of the Year”, and “Crossover Artist of the Year” The awards were presented in Los Angeles and Nashville in 2013. Joey won National Radio Hit’s “Favorite Country Male Artist” of the year for 2016. In March of 2017 he scored a #1 hit with “I Can’t Start Loving You Again”. His 6th #1 hit came in September of 2019 with “Matter of Time”, and his 7th #1 hit came with his amazing song ” Take Me Back” in February 2020 on the National Radio Hits and Independent Music Network charts.
Joey’s current and critically acclaimed country music television variety series “The Joey Canyon Show” premiered on the RFD-TV network in January of 2016. The weekly show, which originates in Denver, Colorado “Where the Music Meets the Mountains”, features A-list country music legends and star interviews from Nashville. Artists who have appeared on the show include: Pam Tillis, Highway 101, Doug Stone, TG Sheppard and a whole lot more. The show will continue with its third season in 2021 and will move its filming location to Nashville, and will be aired on the much anticipated global “Canyon Star Network”.
His latest album release “Rhythm of Livin” has produced 3 #1 hits, and brings his total to 7 #1’s!
His music talents are recognized across the country and beyond through the years, and he continues to come out on top in releasing real, traditional country music!
Multiple Top Ten Hits
- “Lonely Love” #1 on Independent Music Network Chart
- “Colorado Christmas”, #7, Independent Music Network Chart
- “He’s Comin’ Back Home to Her For Good” #1 Independent Music Network Chart and National Radio Hits Chart
- “White Limousines”, #1 on Independent Music Network Chart and National Radio Hits Chart
- “Life Without You”, #1 on National Radio Hits Chart
- “I Can’t Start Loving You Again” #1 Hit
- ”Matter of Time” #1 Hit
- ”Take Me Back” #1 Hit
• 2016 Male Country Artist of the Year, Independent Music Weekly
• 2016 Crossover Artist of the Year, New Music Awards
• 2016 Country Best New Artist of the Year, New Music Awards
• 2016 Favorite Male Country Artist of the Year, National Radio Hits Awards
• 2017 Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year New Music Awards
• 2019 Entertainer of the Year IMN Awards
• 2021 Inducted into the Colorado Country Music Hall Of Fame.