Thank you for talking with us! What song that you have recorded means the most to you and why? My new single "Freedom Road" means very much to me right now, I think because of what's been happening in my country and around the world currently... Freedom should never be taken for granted, and we should always stand up for our beliefs.
Looking back, what was the first album or "vinyl" you bought? Probably a Beach Boys album that my mom bought for me.
If you could have penned a song in any genre what would it have been? Currently maybe "God Only Knows" - by Brian Wilson/Beach Boys
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs? I always try to send a positive message that resonates with the listener... I like them to take away some strength, and hopefully a sense of coming together instead of more division in my music. (Especially once again in the new song "Freedom Road.)"
What's your advice for young artists trying to establish a name for themselves? Especially younger people that may see you as a role model. Always try to surround yourself with the right team of people, both personally and professionally. This goes for everyone, both young men or women... Some will try to take advantage of you or your music and art, so having people you can truly trust in your corner is always best. :)
Favorite music to listen to while you cook? I put on my Dad's old favorite crooner Dean Martin often when the family is preparing for dinner at home. Though my wife and daughter often like Michael Bublé at dinner time. :)
What is one food that most people seem to like, but you cannot stand to eat? OLIVES, ha!
What is your favorite wine? Merlot, red wine.
Home cooking or going out for dinner? Home cooking right now.
If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why?I am not completely sure... Possibly a smaller local health food or company of some kind, and not the larger big name or chain brand.
Cory M. Coons is a professional independent performer, musician and award-winning songwriter. With 30 years of performing and working in music, he began recording his own unique melodies and musical ideas while travelling and performing in a variety of very popular cover bands throughout the mid-to-late 90's in both Ontario and the United States. He enjoyed stints in well known local high-energy acts such as “Heads Or Tales” and “Shake The Tree”, as well as the band “U.S”, (in which he toured most of the South Eastern United States in 1998’). Then later formed his own Classic-Melodic Rock-influenced namesake “Tycoons”, releasing two independent recordings and performing throughout Eastern Ontario, Northern NY State, and Quebec in the early 2000’s.
As a Roots-Rock/Americana blend of Singer-songwriter, Cory has amassed more than 170,000 plays on Spotify for his melodic brand of roots-flavored rock. His work with famed legendary record producer Ron Nevison, has earned him industry recognition from the Los Angeles Music Awards, the Producer’s Choice Honors, The Josie Music Awards, International Singer-Songwriter Association and the Radio Music Awards, among others. With a catalog that boasts several critically-acclaimed full length albums and EPs, as well as a handful of well-received singles.
Since 2004, Cory has released 4 full-length albums and 2 E.p’s, (with another recent E.p released in 2020), featuring the singles "Leavin" and "Good Times Gone". He released "The Long Road Home" in 2018, produced by Multi-Platinum Veteran Music Producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger), along with fellow band mate & guitarist/engineer Marc D. Muir. The album was nominated in 2019 for "Male Album Of The Year" at the Josie Music Awards, one of the biggest Independent Award Shows in North America. He also received 4 nominations at the 2020 JMA's, and 3 more at the 2021 JMA's. Cory also earned a nomination at the 2021 "International Singer Songwriter Association" (ISSA) Awards in 2021 for "International Male Vocalist of the Year".Two CMC songs have also been selected to appear in the soundtrack of the new Dream Cinema Productions Sci-Fi film "Night Mistress" currently in post- production in Los Angeles.
His latest single "Freedom Road" drops on Oct 1st, with MTS Management Group/MTS Records.