The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is pleased to announce that Charlie Major and Anya Wilson have been selected as the 2019 inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame™. “It was such an incredible honour for me to call both Charlie and Anya and congratulate them on becoming our newest Hall of Fame Inductees,” said Tracy Martin, President, CCMA. “It is such a career milestone and I am thrilled that we’ll be celebrating both of them at Country Music Week in Calgary.” Charlie…Read More
Major Celebrates The Release With A Notable Special Guest Performance At Toronto’s Budweiser Stage w/ Dean Brody
STREAM OR DOWNLOAD “IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO ME” HERE Toronto, ON (August 20, 2018) – Multi-award winning Canadian country artist Charlie Major is celebrating the release of the 25th anniversary edition of his #1 hit single “It Can’t Happen To Me”, available now via MDM Recordings Inc./Universal Music Canada. The remake of the track features a star-studded line-up of guest artists including Dean Brody, Terri Clark, Johnny Reid, Gord Bamford, Jess Moskaluke, Derek Miller, Jason Blaine, Tim Hicks, The Road…Read More
One of the most popular events of Country Music Week, the CCMA Legends Show: A Tribute to Yesterday & Today is a memorable opportunity to witness Award-winning country musicians paying tribute to Canada’s most admirable country artists. Taking place annually, the show includes performances by Hall of Fame inductees who have made a mark on the Canadian country music scene alongside rising and current hit-makers. Announced for Friday, September 7, the Legends Show will now also include performances by 2018 Hall…Read More
He’s more Mellencamp then Merle. His lyrics champion the ‘Blue Collar Hero’ in a manner that resonates of Springsteen and other roots rock legends, but it is in the country music format that Charlie Major finds his home.
Rising to the forefront of the Canadian Music scene in the early to mid-nineties, Charlie had a heyday at radio as he became the first Canadian artist in history to score six BDS #1 hits off of his debut album. Nine more chart topping hits would follow, and Charlie would crisscross the world headlining tours and connecting with his fans at fairs and festivals.
But as the old saying goes “fame comes with a cost” and it wasn’t long before a major US label signed Charlie, moved him and his family to Nashville. The head of the label told Charlie his sound needed to change and become “more country.” The marketing department thought his records might sell better in the US if he appeared on the album cover in a Stetson, and added more fiddles and steel guitars to his edgy songs. What the label did not know was that even though Major might sell out concerts, he was not the type of guy who ‘sells out’ his career. Charlie’s integrity to remain true to his fans, himself and his music was immovable and so he relinquished the dream of the big US record deal and returned to his homeland where he continues to be embraced.
Over a decade later Charlie is as successful as ever, he headlines his own tours and pairs up with the likes of ZZ Top to rock arenas full of fans from coast to coast. He has sold nearly half a million records in Canada alone and won 3 Juno Awards and 7 CCMA’s, but you wouldn’t know it to meet him, and he would not tell you. He wears the cloak of humility, just like the hardworking folks that he represents in his music.
Truly a Canadian legend and one of the accomplished ‘nice guys’ in the game, Charlie would not have it any other way.