Somebody Wrote Love

Somebody Wrote Love

by George CanyonGeorge Canyon

CD(Canadian Import)

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George Canyon is quite the happy man. He's content with who he is, with his family and his music. All that is easy to tell from listening to his third album, Somebody Wrote Love. Canyon, who borders on neo-traditionalist country and contemporary country, has a great voice and he's got heart. The album features songs emotionally touching enough to bring the listener to tears of joy -- "Madi's Song (The Man She Thinks I Am)" is about Canyon's daughter; as he writes in the liner notes, "she has me tied around her finger so tightly I can barely breathe but I love it" -- or tears of sorrow and grief with the true story of a woman struggling to get beyond the loss of her husband to an untimely accident in "I Want You to Live." Canyon's rich tenor vocals and his friendly, down-to-earth persona come through nicely on the album, making his music accessible and pushing him closer and closer to being a major star in the Nashville scene. Though many of the songs are sentimental and even somber, "Drinkin' Thinkin'" is a humorous neo-traditionalist honky tonk number about the effects of alcohol ("that's just drinkin' thinkin'/liquor logic in a can/your brain cells parted and your body/ believes you're superman") and has star quality. Somebody Wrote Love is intimate, heartwarming, and fun, and Canyon gives off the sense that he wants his listeners to know him, a sentiment not often felt through a lot of often over-processed contemporary country. He might not have attained a sound that sets him apart from his peers yet, but his songwriting, vocals and personality -- traits that will hopefully all get better in time -- seem to make him stand out .

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2006
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0602498592939
catalogNumber: 9859293

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Canyon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Tony Harrell   Accordion,Keyboards
Reese Wynans   Accordion,Keyboards
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Joe Butcher   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Pat Alger   Composer
Rick Bowles   Composer
Derek George   Composer
David Leonard   Engineer
Dennis Matkosky   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Tom Shapiro   Composer
Wendell Mobley   Composer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Jason Sellers   Composer
John Tirro   Composer
Michael Dulaney   Composer
Jimmy Yeary   Composer
Randy Houser   Composer
George Canyon   Arranger,Composer,Producer,overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer
Jamie Robinson   Composer
Dave Gunning   Engineer
Ron Roark   Graphic Design
Gregory Becker   Composer
Chad Carlson   Engineer
Brandon Kinney   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer

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