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Jason McCoy
Jason McCoy performing with the Roadhammers, April 2009
Jason McCoy performing with the Roadhammers, April 2009
Background information
Birth nameJason Dwight Campsall
Born (1970-08-27) August 27, 1970 (age 53)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
OriginAnten Mills, Ontario, Canada
Years active1989–present
LabelsAirstrip Music
MCA Canada
Open Road Recordings

Jason Dwight Campsall (born August 27, 1970), known professionally as Jason McCoy, is a Canadian country singer-songwriter.

He has won 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 six awards at the 2004 Ontario Country Performer and Fan Association awards. In 2006, he was awarded 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. The group later reunited in 2013.

In 2023, he was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.[1]


McCoy 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[2] and wrote his first song when he was 12.[2]

In his teens, McCoy owned an electric guitar and was partial to AC/DC. In the 1980s, he joined a band called Three Quarter Country, which performed at legion halls, Saturday night dances, and clubs in Barrie, Midland, Orillia and other small towns. McCoy won a talent contest in Barrie, Ontario where he was discovered by country music writer Henry McGuirk who later became his manager and arranged for him to travel to Nashville to record an album with producer Ray Griff. He later signed with MCA Records in 1995.

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

McCoy was a member of the country-rock group The Road Hammers from 2005 to 2010, which also featured musicians Clayton Bellamy and Chris Byrne, and earlier, Corbett Frasz. His first album in seven years, the live Christmas at the Grand, was released on November 2, 2010, while his first studio album in eight years, Everything, was released on March 1, 2011.

In 2017, McCoy began a radio career on KICX 106 in Orillia, Ontario while continuing his music career.[3] After KICX was purchased by iheartradio, McCoy also began hosting syndicated programming across the Pure Country Network.


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
Sins, Lies and Angels *
Christmas at the Grand
  • Release date: November 2, 2010
  • Label: EMI
  • 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


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"
  • 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 P. Sonoda
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 P. 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 P. Sonoda
2012 "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe"



  1. ^ "Canadian Country Music Assoc. To Induct Jason McCoy into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame". July 23, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Jason McCoy". Andersonenterprises.ca. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Country music star McCoy launches radio career". BarrieToday. January 25, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jason McCoy – Playin' for Keeps". Music Canada.

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