Hall of Fame Induction
Hailing from Cochrane, AB, George Fox began his music career in 1988 when his live show recordings found their way into the hands of a Warner Music Canada representative. Releasing his debut single, “Angelina,” to critical acclaim that year, Fox secured a Top 10 debut and watched his career take off. One short year later, Fox took home the CCMA Award title of Vista Rising Star (1989), Male Vocalist of the Year (1990,1991,1993). Fox’s excellence was also celebrated by the JUNO Awards with him being named Country Male Vocalist of the Year for three consecutive years (1989-1991).
Earning nine RPM Big Country Awards (5x Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Composer of the Year, Country Artist of the Year), Fox has released 10 albums, five of which reached gold status, hosted the CCMA Awards for multiple years (1991-1994) and appeared in countless television specials alongside celebrated artists such as Terri Clark, Rita McNeil, Anne Murray, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. Fox continues to tour and spends time on his farm with his wife and daughters in southern Ontario.
In 1995 George was honoured by his hometown of Cochrane, Alberta with the naming of a local roadway ‘George Fox Trail’.
Taking you back to the beginning of ‘The Trail of The Fox’ with one of George’s first releases ‘Angelina’
‘Breakfast Alone’ performance from the Country Music Awards 1994
George Fox is a country-western music singer-songwriter raised in Cochrane, Alberta, the son of cattle ranchers Bert and Gert Fox.
His debut single “Angelina” reached No. 8 on Canadian country music charts. In subsequent years, “Goldmine”, “No Trespassing”, “Mustang Heart”, “I Give You My Word”, “What’s Holding Me” and “Breakfast Alone” would also become top 10 singles and signature songs. He has also written a book of short stories depicting ranch life entitled “My First Cow”.
Awards include the Canadian Country Music Awards ‘Male Vocalist Of The Year’ (3 times) and the Juno Awards ‘Country Male Vocalist Of The Year’ (three times). George acted as host of the CCMA Awards television show from 1991 to 1994. In 1995, his home town of Cochrane named a new street “George Fox Trail” in his honour.
George and his wife Monica live near Ancaster in southern Ontario with their two daughters.