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Local singer-songwriter, Cory M. Coons has released the third single from his last album, “The Long Road Home”, and he is getting some very positive reaction. Cory has been riding a wave of success following the release of “The Long Road Home”, and the Ron Nevison-produced album has been receiving critical, as well as listener praise, earning him two Radio Music Awards. The singles, “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” and “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough” have been climbing national radio airplay charts. Cory also received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Indie Music Hall of Fame for the latter single’s chart performance.

Cory has always been a hard-working musician, adding energy and passion to an undeniable talent, both in writing and playing. His regular appearances in the venues around Eastern Ontario have built up a loyal and dedicated following, as well as earning him the respect of fellow musicians in the scene.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, known and appreciated in these parts after many gigs and appearances over the years, released his latest single and video for “Would You Stay”. Popular Canadian website, is premiering the video.

Cory says, “I think it’s basically a song about being wrapped up in a relationship of sorts with someone, and having them in your head or thoughts for a while, with the hopes that maybe there might be a rekindling of a spark, or feelings that once existed with the other. And you are sort of left chasing the other’s lead so to speak… All the while hoping that those past mistakes can be erased.”

Growing up in South Mountain, Cory M. Coons has been passionate about music since his early teen years. In 2015, he was nominated at the “Producer’s Choice Honours”, (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the “Rock Artist Of The Year” category. In 2014, he won the Producer’s Choice Honour for “Studio Album Of The Year” for his Independent EP “Share A Little Time.” Cory also received nominations for “Male Singer/Songwriter” and “Record Of The Year.”

Cory’s eclectic influences include a collection of genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local North Grenville scene and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville. Cory has opened and performed alongside internationally recognized Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox. In a review of the new single, SleepingBagStudios wrote: “Would You Stay?’ has that melodic magic that makes moments last a lifetime…a song that you instantly want to become part of your own personal soundtrack”. Watch “Would You Stay” at


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