From Cochrane, Alberta
William George Fox is a country/western music singer/songwriter. He was a leading figure in Canadian country music in the late 1980s and 1990s.
Born in 1960 in Calgary, Alberta
Raised in Cochrane, Alberta
Lives in Ancaster, Ontario
Fox was raised in Cochrane in a family of cattle ranchers. He lived, breathed and worked the farm and played in a rock band in his teens.
In 1981, when he was 21 years old, George went to Sweden on a farm exchange program. The host farmer asked Fox to bring along some country albums. Fox began listening to them and was hooked.
Upon his return, he began playing music in public on weekends. He sold some of his cows to invest $30,000 in the self-produced cassette recordings.
In 1988, one of Fox’s recordings is landed on the desk of a Warner Music executive. With the release of his first George Fox album in the same year, country music fans discovered George Fox. Debut singles, “Angelina” and “Goldmine” were sent soaring up the country charts.
George Fox | Angelina
- the Canadian Country Music Awards ‘Male Vocalist Of The Year’ (1990, 1991, 1993)
- the Juno Awards ‘Country Male Vocalist Of The Year’ (1990, 1991, 1992)