George Canyon/Doc Walker sell out a high-energy performance


Multiple JUNO Award winner George Canyon Saturday night at the Glesby Centre as part of the national ‘Hit After Hit’ tour. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo
Doc Walker Chris Thorsteinson, left, and Dave Wasyliw crank the energy level up a notch during a Saturday night performance on the Glesby stage. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

The ‘Hit After Hit’ tour filled the Glesby stage with Canadiana country and pop Saturday night to an enthused sold-out crowd.

Canadian country multiple JUNO Award winner George Canyon on a national Canadian tour with hit-makers Doc Walker and Charlie Major made Portage la Prairie one of more than 30 towns and cities along the way.

Canyon rose to become one of Canada’s hottest country music stars in the early 2000s and has won countless accolades and awards, including Juno Awards, CCMA Awards, and ECMA Awards. He has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, recorded 12 albums, and was recently presented a certified Platinum Award for his debut album ‘One Good Friend’.

With over 20 Top 10 singles, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.

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