|Origin Pampa, Texas|
Name Cody Canada
|Years active 1994–present|
Labels Underground Sound
Spouse Shannon Canada (m. 1998)
|Born May 25, 1976 (age 39) (1976-05-25) |
Instruments Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica
Associated acts Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Stoney LaRue, Dierks Bentley, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, Robert Earl Keen, ZZ Top, Shooter Jennings, Seth James, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Medicine Show, Todd Snider
Music groups The Departed, Cross Canadian Ragweed
Genres Alternative country, Southern rock, Red Dirt, Blues rock
Similar People Mike McClure, Stoney LaRue, Seth James, Wade Bowen, Robert Earl Keen
Cody canada and the departed inbetweener official music video
Cody Jay Canada (born May 25, 1976 in Pampa, Texas) is an American southern rock/alt-country artist. From 1994-2010, Canada was the lead singer of Cross Canadian Ragweed. In 2011, Canada founded the group The Departed with Jeremy Plato, Seth James, Steve Littleton and Chris Doege.
- Cody canada and the departed inbetweener official music video
- Cody canada the departed the ballad of rosalie
- Early life
- Cross Canadian Ragweed
- The Departed
- Solo work and collaborations
Cody canada the departed the ballad of rosalie
Canada was born in Pampa, Texas in 1976. Acquiring a taste for music after attending a George Strait concert with his parents at the age of four. The next day he asked for a guitar. Canada first started playing guitar at the age of eight. While Cody was a teen, the Canada family relocated to Yukon, Oklahoma and became interested in outlaw country and hardcore rock n' roll.
Cross Canadian Ragweed
In 1994, Canada along with fellow musicians Jeremy Plato (bass), Grady Cross (guitar), and Randy Ragsdale (percussion) formed Cross Canadian Ragweed in Yukon, Oklahoma. The band was named after three of its original members with Canada taking on the role of lead guitarist, lead vocals, and prominent songwriter. They would later move to Stillwater, Oklahoma. From the time of Ragweed's formation until its end in 2010, the band released seven studio albums as well as three live albums.
In 2010, the band went on an extended hiatus due to slight tensions between Cross, and Ragsdale's family responsibilities.
In 2011, Canada and Plato formed a new band, initially called Cody Canada & the Departed. The band consists of Canada (guitar/vocals), Plato (bass guitar/vocals), Seth James (guitar/vocals), Steve Littleton (keyboards) and Chris Doege (drums) who replaced original drummer, Dave Bowen. They released their first album in June 2011 titled This Is Indian Land, consisting of covers written by Oklahoma songwriters.
On August 24, 2012, the band, now billing themselves as The Departed, announced through their website and social media that they would release their first original album titled Adventus. The album was released on November 13, 2012.
In September 2012, the band announced that they would release one song from Adventus every Monday leading up until the album's release on their Facebook artist profile.
In 2014 the band announced a third studio album. Hippielovepunk was released on January 13, 2015. The album debut at #9 on the Billboard US Country chart as well as #9 on the US Indie chart. The first single was a return to the Red Dirt sound of CCR titled Inbetweener.
Solo work and collaborations
On November 19, 2013, Cody Canada released a solo acoustic 2-disc album Some Old, Some New, Maybe A Cover Or Two. The album was recorded live at Third Coast Music in Port Aransas, Texas, with 19 songs from throughout Canada's career, including works with Cross Canadian Ragweed and The Departed.
On November 13, 2015, Cody Canada released a two-disc, 35-track album with Mike McClure, Chip and Ray, Together Again for the First Time. The album was recorded in Port Aransas, Texas, and features songs they worked on or recorded together.