Cory in full flight onstage.

Well-known local melodic roots rocker Cory M. Coons is no stranger to the music awards podium. His singles have earned him accolades at the Radio Music Awards and the World Songwriting Awards. His albums have been recognized at the International Singer Songwriters Association (ISSA Awards), the Ottawa Sound Music Awards, The Los Angeles Music Awards and the Producer’s Choice Honors. Now, the prolific singer-songwriter has been nominated for one of independent music’s most prestigious awards, The Josie Music Awards.

Cory’s “The Long Road Home” has been nominated for Male Album of the Year at the 5th Annual Josie Music Awards. The Ron Nevison-produced collection was selected from more than 20,000 submissions in various categories. The Josie Music Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Dollywood Theme Park’s Celebrity Theater, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

I’m very honoured and excited to be among the nominees at the 2019 Josie Music Awards this September,” said Cory. “Thank you so much!”

“The Long Road Home” was produced by multi-platinum veteran music producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger), along with additional stellar guitar work by musical cohort and engineer Marc D. Muir.

The award nomination coincides with the announcement of his new physical and digital distribution deal with MTS Records, an MVD Distribution Label partner. Cory’s music will be available online and in brick and mortar stores around the world, in independent stores and chains. A physical CD release date of October 11 has been scheduled for the re-release of “The Long Road Home,” “Share A Little Time” (EP), and “Retrospective.” The digital titles, and additional single releases, are available online now. The single, “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” is being promoted to radio and streaming outlets.

Cory’s influences are a collection of various genres like melodic rock and roots-rock, blended with hints of country-rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local area at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville. Cory has opened and performed alongside such treasured National Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox. More info and videos can be found at Cory’s website:, and on Facebook and Twitter at:; and


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