Cody Canada performing in April 2009
|Born||May 25, 1976|
|Genres||Alternative country, Southern Rock, Red Dirt, Blues Rock,|
|Instruments||Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica|
|Associated acts||Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Stoney LaRue, Dierks Bentley, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen, ZZ Top, Shooter Jennings, Seth James, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Medicine Show, Todd Snider|
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Cody Jay Canada (born May 25, 1976 in Pampa, Texas) is an American southern rock/alt-country artist. From 1994-2010, Canada was the lead singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed. In 2011, Canada founded the group The Departed with Jeremy Plato, Seth James, Steve Littleton and Dave Bowen.
Canada was born in Pampa, Texas in 1976. Acquiring a taste for music after attending a George Strait concert with his parents at the age of five, Canada first started playing guitar at the age of eight. While Cody was a teen, the Canada family relocated to Yukon, Oklahoma and became interested in outlaw country and hardcore rock n' roll.
Cross Canadian Ragweed
In 1994, Canada along with fellow musicians Jeremy Plato (bass), Grady Cross (guitar), and Randy Ragsdale (percussion) formed Cross Canadian Ragweed in Yukon, Oklahoma. The band was named after three of its original members with Canada taking on the role of lead guitarist, lead vocals, and prominent songwriter. They would later move to Stillwater, Oklahoma. From the time of Ragweed's formation until its end in 2010, the band released seven studio albums as well as three live albums.
In 2010, the band went on an extended hiatus due to slight tensions between Cross, and Ragsdale's family responsibilities.
In 2011, Canada and Plato formed a new band, initially called Cody Canada & the Departed. The band consists of Canada (guitar/vocals), Plato (bass guitar/vocals), Seth James (guitar/vocals), Steve Littleton (keyboards) and Chris Doege (drums) who replaced original drummer, Dave Bowen. They released their first album in June 2011 titled This Is Indian Land, consisting of covers written by Oklahoma songwriters.
On August 24, 2012, the band, now billing themselves as The Departed, announced through their website and social media that they would release their first original album titled Adventus. The album was released on November 13, 2012.
In September 2012, the band announced that they would release one song from Adventus every Monday leading up until the album's release on their Facebook artist profile.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
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Maybe a Cover or Two
- Deming, Mark. "Cody Canada Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
- "Cody Canada Album & Song Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "Cody Canada Album & Song Chart History – Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
- "Cody Canada Album & Song Chart History – Folk Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
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