CORY GALLANT & THE RED DIRT POSSE MAKE THEIR ROCK THE BOAT MUSIC FESTIVAL DEBUT
Cory Gallant & The Red Dirt Posse
Cory’s modern traditional sound brings the best of 90s country to the 2020’s – think Tim McGraw meets Luke Combs. The country artist began to make a name for himself in 2018, when he became the winner of the CCMA National Spotlight Performance Contest.
His 2020 single release, “Easily Addicted”, garnered the country singer 2021 Music PEI’s FACTOR Song of the Year nomination. “Easily Addicted” was the #1 song in the Canadian Indie Country Countdown’s Top 100 of 2020 and #18 on Indie Radio Airplay (across all genres) Top 100 of 2020.
Other accolades include Music PEI Digital Achievement of the Year (2021, nominee); Entertainer of the Year (2020, winner); New Artist of the Year (2020, winner); ECMA Country Recording of the Year (2020, winner); CCMA National Spotlight Performance Contest (2018, winner).
Cory was a finalist in the Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC) Music Searchlight 2020 contest. His self-penned song, “Where You Come From” earned him Top 10 overall and Top 3 greatest number of votes. Of 1,100 entries, he was one of two contestants to make Top 50 for votes received and Top 50 Producer Pick.
His country roots run deep, being raised on the outlaw music of Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Merle Haggard. He is still just as passionate about the genre to this day. Cory’s currently working with renowned producer Jason Barry on his next single.