Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been passionate about music since his early teen years, and began learning Guitar and Bass which led him to crafting his own melodies and musical ideas while still in High School, and shortly after would continue travelling and performing in a variety of Cover bands throughout the mid-to-late 90's in both Ontario and the Southeastern United States. Now currently as a Solo Recording Artist and Songwriter, Cory has just released a brand new melodic rock Cd/Album "The Long Road Home", in early 2018. It has been produced once again by Multi-Gold & Platinum Veteran Music Producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger), along with additional tracking/overdubs, and driving force on guitar on this new record, guitarist/engineer Marc D. Muir. Cory was just named Best Rock Songwriter for “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” and Best Americana Artist for “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough” at the 2018 "Radio Music Awards" on The Indie Music Channel. He also was a recipient of the 2014 "Studio Album Of The Year" for his Independent E.p "Share A Little Time" at the "Producer's Choice Honors", (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), and is also nominated for "Rock Album Of The Year" this year for the first annual 2019 "Ottawa Sound Music Awards". Other past nominations also include "Male Singer/Songwriter" and "Record Of The Year" in 2014, and in the "Rock Artist Of The Year" category for 2015 at the LAMA's... 2019 now brings the re-issue of "Retrospective" from Cory M. Coons, spanning the musical years of 1999' through 2010'. Featuring the promo singles "Crumbs" and "Unanswered" on MTS Records... Plus more material including previous selections from Cory's former band "Tycoons". Cory's influences are a collection of various genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with previous hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected Freelance Guitar Instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside such treasured National Canadian like like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox.
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