Cory Gallant
Region: PEI
Genre: Country, Singer-Songwriter

Cory was born and raised on the Outlaw sounds of Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Merle Haggard and began singing and playing guitar at the age of 12. Self taught, Cory knew he wanted to entertain and make music his career at the age of 16 after seeing his first Tim McGraw concert. Cory travelled to Nashville at the age of 19, where he recorded a solo album called Two Doors Swinging and performed at that time on the Grand Ol Opry stage and the Nashville Palace.
Cory settled his roots in the early 2000's in Southwestern Ontario and was the frontman for the band the Bareback Riders for 6 years. During this time, the boys entered a National Battle of the bands in which they took first prize, which awarded them the opportunity to record a video for their song Ride and opened the 2005 Canada Day Celebrations in Toronto sharing the stage with Johnny Reid, Emerson Drive, Doc Walker, Leahy, and George Canyon.
In 2003, Cory was approached and asked to start performing as a Tim McGraw tribute artist. For 5 years Cory travelled the world as Tim, alongside a Faith Hill tribute artist, called Heart to Heart. With this show, Cory travelled all over the USA, Canada, and two tours of Japan. Cory did two years back to back at the Calgary Stampede at the Nashville North tent, sharing the stage with Tom Cochrane, Trooper, Marty Stuart, Kim Mitchell, Jason Blaine, Emerson Drive, Doc Walker and Mark Chesnutt.
Cory moved back to PEI in 2008 with his wife and 3 daughters, and has since spent the last couple of years writing songs for his upcoming solo album. Cory was just recently named the National Winner for the 2018 CCMA Spotlight Artist Contest, and will be traveling to Canadian Country Music Week in September to Showcase at a CCMA event, and attend the CCMA awards. Cory is also on the bill for the 2018 Cape Tormentine Beach Music Festival in Aug. Corys calender is busy and is going to get busier, be sure to keep an eye out for his high energy stage show!!! 

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