Charlie Major

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Charlie Major
Born (1954-12-31) December 31, 1954 (age 59)
Origin Aylmer, Quebec, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1993-present
Labels Arista
Imprint
ViK. Recordings
Dead Reckoning
Stony Plain
Koch Entertainment Canada
EMI
MDM Recordings
Associated acts Ricky Van Shelton, Joy Lynn White, Kim Mitchell
Website www.charliemajor.com

Charlie Major (born December 31, 1954) is a Canadian country music artist. He has recorded seven studio albums and released more than twenty singles.

Musical career[edit]

Born in Aylmer, Quebec, Charlie Major knew he wanted to be a musician since he was 19 years old.[1] He was blinded in one eye as a result of a pellet gun accident when he was 12.[2] He spent 15 years traveling as far as Spain writing songs and putting country bands together, which eventually led to a record deal with Arista Records. Major released his debut album in Canada, The Other Side, in 1993. All six singles released from the album went to No. 1 on the RPM Country chart.

Through the 1990s, he won the Juno Award as Country Male Vocalist of the Year for two years in a row (Juno Awards in 1994 and 1995). Five major Canadian Country Music Awards followed, along with songwriting honours from SOCAN, and a BMI Award in 1993 for "Backroads", recorded by Ricky Van Shelton in 1991 on his Backroads album, as the “Most Performed Song in America.” In 2006 he made an appearance on the television show "Holmes on Homes."

Personal life[edit]

Charlie Major is married and is the father of three sons. He divides his time between homes in Ottawa, Ontario; and in Nashville, Tennessee, where he first moved in 1994. Today Major spends the majority of his time in his native Canada.

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
1994 Juno Awards of 1994 Country Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Best New Solo Artist Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association SOCAN Song of the Year — "I'm Going to Drive You Out of My Mind" Won
Single of the Year — "I'm Going to Drive You Out of My Mind" Won
Male Artist of the Year Won
1995 Juno Awards of 1995 Country Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Won
1996 Juno Awards of 1996 Country Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Best Male Vocalist Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic ((( Charlie Major > Biography )))
  2. ^ Guest Appearance, Holmes on Homes, Season 6, Episode 11

External links[edit]