Canaan Cox is the definition of an entertainer. His music fuses contemporary country with the energy of pop and taste of R&B. It’s no surprise coming from such a musical household. Originally from North Carolina, Canaan grew up with his father blasting Conway Twitty records, his mother’s band was always touring the southeast, and seven sisters ensuring he had a healthy dose of pop music. Canaan eventually went on to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre rounding out a unique musical background that spills into everything he does from his original music to his live shows.
After moving to Nashville and cutting his teeth on Broadway, Canaan was well prepared for what came next. In the Spring of 2021 as the pandemic subsided, Canaan slid Bobby Bones a coaster at his side-hustle waiter job. The radio and television personality loved what he heard and invited Canaan to appear on the Bobby Bones Show reaching over 9.2 million listeners and changing the course of his career.
Canaan’s latest single “As You Leave” was released in January 2022 and received marquee playlisting on Spotify including New Boots, Wild Country, Breakout Country, and Next from Nashville and was highlighted in Amazon’s Breakthrough Country playlist. Following the outpouring of support he was surprised on the Bobby Bones Show by having his song spotlighted on the Country Top 30 and offered the chance to open a show for Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots.
“It’s an incredible feeling when preparation meets opportunity” Canaan likes to say. With the momentum of the Bobby Bones Show behind him, a calendar full of sessions with A-list writers and producers, and over 300 shows under his belt, Canaan is already preparing for the next big thing. His debut album with Empire Records is slated for release on Friday, June 3rd