Canyon (country music band)

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OriginTexas, USA
Years active1981–1990
Labels16th Avenue
Past membersSteve Cooper
Johnny Boatright
Jay Brown
Randy Rigney
Randy Smith
Keech Rainwater
Michael Britt

Canyon was an American country music group composed of Steve Cooper (vocals, guitar), Johnny Boatright (guitar), Jay Brown (keyboards), Randy Rigney (bass) and Keech Rainwater (drums), who replaced Randy Smith, their original drummer. Between 1988 and 1989, the band released two studio albums on 16th Avenue. They also charted nine songs on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, including the Top 40 single "Hot Nights". Canyon got their big break on the show Star Search with Ed McMahon, where they were the runner up to Sawyer Brown in 1983 for Vocal Band.

After Canyon disbanded, Rainwater and Britt joined the group Texassee in 1992, who would later change their name to Lonestar.



Year Album US Country Label
1988 I Guess I Just Missed You 51 16th Avenue
1989 Radio Romance 61


Year Single Chart positions Album
US Country
CAN Country
1988 "Overdue" 59 I Guess I Just Missed You
"In the Middle of the Night" 54
"I Guess I Just Missed You" 55
"Love Is on the Line" 47
1989 "Right Track, Wrong Train" 44 Radio Romance
"Hot Nights" 40 68
"Radio Romance" 53
1990 "Carryin' On" 74
"Dam These Tears" 71 single only

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1988 "I Guess I Just Missed You"
1989 "Right Track, Wrong Train"
"Hot Nights"
"Radio Romance"
1990 "Carrying On"
"Dam These Tears"


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2005). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2005. Record Research, Inc. p. 71. ISBN 0-89820-165-9.

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