Adam Gregory

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Adam Gregory
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Background information
Born (1985-07-12) July 12, 1985 (age 29)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actor
Years active 2000–present
Labels Epic, Mensa, Big Machine/No Strings Attached/Midas, Open Road, GMV Nashville
Associated acts Billy Ray Cyrus
Website www.adamgregory.com

Adam Gregory (born July 12, 1985) is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 2000, he has recorded five studio albums to date, including 2000's The Way I'm Made and 2002's Workin' on It, both on Epic Records, and a self-titled album in 2006 on Mensa Records. He has charted several singles on the Canadian country music charts, including two singles which were also Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States. In 2010, Gregory starred in WWJD, a film-based on In His Steps by Charles Sheldon.

Career[edit]

Canadian career[edit]

Adam Gregory launched his career in country music when his first album, The Way I'm Made, was released in 2000 on Epic Records. It was certified as a gold record by Music Canada in May 2003.[1] He won a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Country Music Recording in 2001, and the Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Country Artist for his song "Horseshoes."[2]

He met Billy Ray Cyrus while performing at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta. Cyrus was the headliner and asked Gregory to perform with him on his hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Soon after, Cyrus was heard on "When I Leave This House".[3] The song was included on Gregory’s second album, Workin' on It, which was released in 2002.

Gregory went to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003 for the OP ATHENA Show Tour from November 19 to December 5 to perform for the troops. Other performers included Dave Broadfoot, Shaun Verrault from Wide Mouth Mason, singer and dancer Jana Jana, and the Rock-Paper-Scissors Improv Comedy group.[4]

Gregory has shown his philanthropic side by being a supporter of the Telemiracle[5] for many years, appearing on the show three times, holding charities for the Ronald McDonald House,[6] and his involvement with the Sunshine Foundation, which is similar to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.[7] Gregory also performed at West Edmonton Mall in 2005 to help raise money for the Canadian Red Cross to donate to the South Asia Tsunami fund.[8]

In 2003, Gregory's album Workin' on It was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Graphics at the Canadian Country Music Association awards. Gregory was also nominated in 2005 for the Country Music Association's Global Country Artist Award.[9]

In June 2006, Gregory's third album, Adam Gregory, containing the single, "Get It On," was released by Mensa Records in association with Aquarius Records.[10]

Adam Gregory has continued to further develop his career in the entertainment industry through film, taking a leading role in the comedy Sharp as Marbles. In 2009, he starred in WWJD with John Schneider.[11]

U.S. crossover[edit]

In 2007, Gregory signed an exclusive management deal and signed with longtime supporter Jeff Walker of AristoMedia for all publicity campaigns and signed with Midas Records Nashville. He has been booked by the William Morris Agency in Nashville.[12] In April 2008, Gregory released his first single to the United States.[13] "Crazy Days" peaked at No. 33 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

In July 2008, Midas Records Nashville co-signed Gregory with Big Machine Records.[14][15]

A new album, Crazy Days, was released on March 24, 2009 in Canada through Big Machine/Midas/NSA.[16] The second single from the album, "What It Takes", was released in November and peaked at No. 38 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

In October 2008, Cricket Communications partnered with Big Machine Records and Gregory for a promotional sponsorship with ringtones and in store events for the remainder of 2008.[17]

In January 2009, Gregory became a spokesman for the charity Soles4Souls which raises money and donates shoes for the needy.[18] In 2010, Gregory sang "What Would Jesus Do?" in the movie WWJD, which is based on the book In His Steps by the late Charles Sheldon.[19] Although Big Machine went on to release Gregory's Crazy Days album in conjunction with Open Road Recordings in Canada, a U.S. release never happened, and Gregory left the label to focus on his songwriting and complete a series of tour commitments in his native Canada. Since then, Gregory has focused on his songwriting and recorded a newer, more personal batch of songs.

In 2012, Gregory released his fifth studio album, Different Places. It was recorded with Australian producer Mark Moffatt in 2011 and was released on GMV Nashville/Calusa Entertainment.[20] On February 13, 2013, Gregory signed with Shakir Entertainment Management in New York City.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN Country
The Way I'm Made 10
Workin' on It
  • Release date: July 9, 2002
  • Label: Epic Records
*
Adam Gregory
  • Release date: June 20, 2006
  • Label: Mensa Records
*
Crazy Days *
Different Places
  • Release date: February 28, 2012
  • Label: Calusa Entertainment/GMV
*
* denotes unknown peak positions

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[22] Album
CAN Country CAN US Country
2000 "Horseshoes" 2 The Way I'm Made
"Only Know I Do" 4
"No Vacancy" *
2001 "Big Star" *
"It Ain't Cool" *
2002 "The World Could Use a Cowboy" * Workin' on It
"Could Have Fooled Me" *
2003 "When I Leave This House"
(with Billy Ray Cyrus)
*
"Sweet Memories" *
2004 "Never Be Another" * single only
2006 "Get It On" * Adam Gregory
"She's So California" *
"Don't Send the Invitation" *
2007 "One Breath from a Heartache" *
2008 "Crazy Days" * 98 33 Crazy Days
"What It Takes" * 83 38
2009 "Could I Just Be Me" *
2012 "High On You" * Different Places
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2000 "Horseshoes" Sean Michael Turrell
"Only Know I Do"
2001 "No Vacancy"
"Big Star" Marc Lostracco
2002 "The World Could Use a Cowboy" Warren Sonoda
"Could Have Fooled Me"
2003 "When I Leave This House"
(with Billy Ray Cyrus)
2006 "Get It On"
"Don't Send the Invitation"
2007 "One Breath from a Heartache" Warren Sonoda
2008 "Crazy Days" Wes Edwards
"What It Takes" Roman White

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2000 Canadian Country Music Association FACTOR Rising Star Award Nominated
2001 Juno Awards of 2001 Best New Solo Artist Nominated
Best Country Male Artist Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Nominated
Album of the Year – The Way I'm Made Nominated
2002 Fans' Choice Award Nominated
Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2003 Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year – Workin' on It Nominated

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