Famous Canadian Country Singers

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Shania Twain
(Singer Known for Her Album 'Come On Over')

Shania Twain
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Birthdate: August 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada

Widely regarded as the Queen of Country Pop, Shania Twain is the best-selling female artist in the history of country music, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. She is also one of the best-selling music artists ever. According to Billboard, Shania Twain is the 13th Greatest Music Video Female Solo Artist ever.

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Gordon Lightfoot
(Singer, Songwriter)

Gordon Lightfoot
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Birthdate: November 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orillia
Canadian folk-rock sensation Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. is best known for his chart-topping tracks such as If You Could Read My Mind and Ribbon of Darkness. He set the tone for the folk-pop genre in the 1960s and 1970s. The 16-time Juno-winner has earned the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

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K. D. Lang
(Canadian Pop and Country Singer-Songwriter)

K. D. Lang
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Birthdate: November 2, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Grammy-winning Canadian pop and country singer Kathryn Dawn Lang, better known as K.D. Lang, has delivered hits such as Constant Craving. She is openly lesbian and a champion for LGBT rights and animal rights. She performed at the 1988 Winter Olympics closing ceremony and the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
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 4 
Anne Murray
(The First Canadian Female Solo Singer to Reach No. 1 on the U.S. Charts)

Anne Murray
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Birthdate: June 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springhill, Canada
Canadian singer Anne Murray became the first Canadian female solo artist with No. 1 tracks on the American charts and the first to get a “gold” certification. The four-time Grammy-winning artist is best known for hits such as Snowbird and is part of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Hank Snow
(Country Singer Best Known for Songs: 'I’m Moving On' and 'The Golden Rocket')

Hank Snow
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Birthdate: May 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: December 20, 1999

Hank Snow was a Canadian-American country music artist who had an extensive career spanning half a century. He rose to fame in the 1950s and released around 140 albums during his career. He endured extreme difficulties as a youngster and sought solace in music, eventually becoming one of the most influential artists in all of country music. 

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Terri Clark
(Country Singer Known for Her Albums: 'Terri Clark', 'Just the Same', and 'How I Feel')

Terri Clark
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Birthdate: August 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Terri Clark is a Canadian country music artist who is popular in both Canada and USA. Born into a family of music lovers, she began her career playing gigs at bars. Her first single was a moderate success and helped her get a footing in the music industry. She has since released numerous hit albums and has won many awards. 

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Lindsay Ell
(Singer)

Lindsay Ell
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Birthdate: March 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Canadian country singer Lindsay Ell is best known for her Billboard-topping album The Project. Calgary-born Ell learned to play the guitar while traveling to country music camps with her father. Her hit tracks such as I Don’t Love You and What Happen In a Small Town later catapulted her to fame.

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Tenille Townes
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Birthdate: January 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grande Prairie, Canada

Nominated for a Canadian Country Music Award at 17, Tenille Townes rocked the country music scene of Canada with hits such as Somebody’s Daughter and Come as You Are. Her albums, such as The Lemonade Stand, have been inspired by the beauty of her hometown, Grande Prairie, in Alberta.

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Stompin' Tom Connors
(Canadian Country and Folk Singer-Songwriter Known for His Hit Single 'The Hockey Song')

Stompin' Tom Connors
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Birthdate: February 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: March 6, 2013

Canadian country singer Stompin' Tom Connors is remembered for his legendary tracks such as Sudbury Saturday Night and The Hockey Song. His many accolades include a Governor's General Performing Arts Award and an honorary degree, though he sent back all his Juno Awards to protest against its qualification guidelines.

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Ian Tyson
(Singer-Songwriter)

Ian Tyson
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Birthdate: September 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Brett Kissel
(Singer)

Brett Kissel
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Birthdate: May 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Flat Lake, Alberta, Canada

Canadian country singer Brett Kissel is best known for his number one hits such as Drink About Me and A Few Good Stories. Raised on a cattle ranch in Alberta, he has often related his experience of rural life in his lyrics. He recorded his first album at 12.

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Tenille Arts
(Singer)

Tenille Arts
11
Birthdate: April 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Canada

Tenille Arts initially gained fame with her cover versions of songs by stars such as Taylor Swift. Known for her country albums such as Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between, she has also performed on the reality show The Bachelor and sung the Canadian national anthem at the NBA All-star Game.

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Jim Cuddy
(Singer-songwriter)

Jim Cuddy
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Birthdate: December 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

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William Prince
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Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Selkirk, Canada
Juno Award-winning folk and country singer William Prince was born into a musical family, with his father being a preacher and a musician. He is best known for his Billboard-charting track Breathless and his gospel album Gospel First Nation. He has also supported Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist movements.

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Whitney Rose
(Musician)

Whitney Rose
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Birthdate: May 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Born in Canada, Whitney Rose grew up singing in her family-run bar. The country-pop singer’s hit projects include Heartbreaker of the Year and South Texas Suite. While studying journalism and English in college, music still remained her utmost priority. Now settled in Texas, she is soaking in its rich musical heritage.

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Greg Keelor
(Singer-Songwriter)

Greg Keelor
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Birthdate: August 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Amy Sky
(Singer, Songwriter)

Amy Sky
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Birthdate: September 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The daughter of renowned Canadian psychologist Dr. Sandy Shiner, Amy Sky was initially trained in the cello and began penning songs at age 13. Equipped with a degree in music theory and composition, the singer-songwriter has collaborated with artists such as Diana Ross and Jennifer Rush.

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Pauline Julien
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Birthdate: May 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Trois-Rivières, Canada
Died: October 1, 1998

Apart from being a singer and actor, Pauline Julien was also a staunch feminist and a supporter for an independent Quebec. She once declined an offer to perform in front of Queen Elizabeth II, to support her cause, and was once even jailed for her involvement in the October Crisis.