Jason McCoy

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Jason McCoy
Birth name Jason Dwight Campsall
Born (1970-08-27) August 27, 1970 (age 44)
Origin Anten Mills, Ontario, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1989–present
Labels Airstrip Music
MCA Canada
Universal
Open Road Recordings
Associated acts The Road Hammers
Website www.jasonmccoy.com

Jason McCoy (born Jason Dwight Campsall, August 27, 1970) is a Canadian singer/songwriter who performs country music.

He has won many awards including the 2001 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards, 3 SOCAN Song of the Year awards, 19 CCMA nominations and 5 Juno nominations (all for Best Country Male Vocalist). He also won 6 awards at the 2004 Ontario Country Performer and Fan Association awards. In 2006, he was awarded with the Global Artist Award at the CMA Awards in Nashville.

McCoy was also one of the three members of the group The Road Hammers, which has released two studio albums, in addition to charting four singles in Canada and one in the United States before parting ways in 2010.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Barrie, Ontario and was raised for a time in Camrose, Alberta before his family settled in Anten Mills, Ontario. At around the age of 5, his family moved to Camrose, Alberta, returning three years later. "The cowboy culture really stuck with me. I just fell in love with the music. For some reason, as a little kid, I had some sort of connection with these guys who were singing about these depressing things," McCoy said, citing Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to lesser known artists like Ed Bruce and Wynn Stewart. "I just didn't have a voice for rock 'n' roll." Jason started playing guitar at age 7[1] and wrote his first song when he was 12.[1]

In his teens, Jason owned a rock 'n' roll guitar and was partial to AC/DC. In the 1980s, he joined a band called Three Quarter Country, which performed at legions, Saturday night dances, and clubs in Barrie, Midland, Orillia and other small towns. Jason won a talent contest in Toronto in 1988, allowing him to travel to Nashville to record an album with Ray Griff.[1] He later signed with MCA Records in 1995.

On May 1, 1999, he married his longtime love, Terrine Barnes. The couple have two children.

McCoy was a member of the country-rock group The Road Hammers from 2005–2010, which also featured musicians Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne, and earlier, Corbett Frasz. His first album in seven years, Everything, was released on March 1, 2011.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN Country
Greatest Times of All
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Airstrip Music
Jason McCoy 2
Playin' for Keeps 17
Honky Tonk Sonatas
  • Release date: August 29, 2000
  • Label: Universal Records
9
Sins, Lies and Angels *
Christmas at the Grand
  • Release date: November 2, 2010
  • Label: EMI
*
Everything
  • Release date: March 1, 2011
  • Label: Open Road Recordings
*
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
* denotes unknown peak positions

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details
Greatest Hits 1995-2005
  • Release date: October 18, 2005
  • Label: Open Road Recordings

Singles[edit]

1980s and 1990s[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
1989 "Slow This World Down" 36 Greatest Times of All
1990 "How Could You Hold Me" 82
1991 "She's My Wife"
1994 "Your Mama Warned You 'Bout Me" 36 Jason McCoy
"Take It From Me" 40
1995 "Ghosts" 29
"This Used to Be Our Town" 1
"Learning a Lot About Love" 1
"Candle" 1
1996 "All the Way" 4
1997 "Born Again in Dixieland" 3 Playin' for Keeps
"Heaven Help Her Heart" 11
1998 "A Little Bit of You" 3
"I'm Gonna Make Her Mine" 15
"There's More Where That Came From" 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Year Single Album
2000 "Kind of Like It's Love"[A] Honky Tonk Sonatas
"Bury My Heart"
2001 "Fix Anything"
"Ten Million Teardrops"
2002 "I've Got a Weakness"
2003 "Still" Sins, Lies and Angels
2004 "I Feel a Sin Comin' On"
"I Lie"
2005 "She Ain't Missin' Missin' Me" Greatest Hits 1995-2005
2006 "I'm Not Running Anymore"
2011 "She's Good for Me" Everything
"I'd Still Have Everything"
Notes
  • A^ "Kind of Like It's Love" peaked at number 3 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1995 "Ghosts"
"This Used to Be Our Town"
"Learning a Lot About Love" Warren Sonoda
"Candle"
1997 "Born Again in Dixieland" Robert Cuffley
"Heaven Help Her Heart" Jeffrey Siberry
1998 "A Little Bit of You"
2000 "Kind of Like It's Love"
"Bury My Heart"
2001 "Fix Anything" Warren Sonoda
"Ten Million Teardrops"
"I've Got a Weakness"
2003 "Still" Margaret Malandruccolo
2004 "I Feel a Sin Comin' On"
2005 "She Ain't Missin' Missin' Me"
2007 "I Wanna Be Your Santa Claus" (with Willie Mack)
2011 "I'd Still Have Everything" Warren Sonoda
2012 "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe"

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.countryeh.com/Volumes/Dec2006Issue.pdf

External links[edit]