Jason McCoy set to play Atikokan in March

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TORONTO – Canadian singer-songwriter Jason McCoy is set to release his fifth studio album, Everything on March 1, 2011 (Open Road Recordings / Universal Music Canada). This marks McCoy’s first studio album away from The Road Hammers since 2003’s Sins, Lies and Angels. The first single She’s Good For Me will be serviced to radio on February 14.

Everything contains ten tracks that live, breathe, swing and rock – getting right to the heart of the matter with spirit and humour to spare. McCoy’s ability to effortlessly tread the line between honky tonk shuffles like Heartache, old time rock n roll offerings like I’m Only In It For the Country Girls and blues tinged, barn burners like Little Bit Of Lovin have allowed him to make a very rare sort of record; the kind that’s over before you want it to be. Not just because it moves along at a very fast clip, but because every song is instantly relatable. Produced by McCoy, with Scott Baggett, David Kalmusky and Deric Ruttan, the album was recorded in studios in Toronto, Acton, Nashville and McCoy’s own home studios on both sides of the border.

In support of Everything, McCoy embarks upon a cross-country headlining tour performing in 26 cities. The tour begins in Kamloops on March 4, wrapping up in Halifax on April 21. This show, much like this record, will be unlike anything he’s done before. This will be with a one-man retrospective of his music, past and present that’s big on heart, chock full of hits and truly technologically unique.

McCoy’s talents have been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. In 2001 and 2004, he won the coveted Male Vocalist of the Year award at the Canadian Country Music Awards and was awarded with the Global Artist Award at the CMA Awards in Nashville in 2006. He has garnered an impressive 19 CCMA’s and five JUNO Award nominations to date. In addition, McCoy’s involvement with The Road Hammers has been recognized with a JUNO Award and numerous Canadian Country Music Association Awards.

McCoy will be in Atikokan on March 20, 2011 playing at the St. Patrick’s School Auditorium.

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