From Binscarth to the country music big stage

Published on Tuesday, 15 November 2022 10:11

"After a lot of hard work, many long nights, and unbreakable determination, my new chapter as a solo artist has begun, with the promise to give you one hell of a musical experience. Through all of this, only a few things have stayed consistent: myself, my guitar, my music, and my people. Thanks for supporting this and letting me do what I love.” - JR Charron.

If you head to JR Charron’s website this is how his bio ends. And, after winning the Fans’ Choice at the Manitoba Country Music Awards last weekend, if it’s possible, he’s thanking his fans more than ever.

Last weekend’s gala ceremony and his performance on stage capped off a summer in a career that back when he started 13 years ago, was a dream. Known as the small town boy with the big voice JR Charron continues to break down barriers by combining old and new school country influences with his powerfully gritty rock vocals.

The music and experience of growing up in a small town in Manitoba has shaped his career. “It was engrained in me because of my parents - my dad played keyboard and guitar - but I didn’t really pick up the guitar until after dad passed away and that’s when I kinda figured that this was something I might pursue more professionally.“

Charron’s heartfelt relatable lyrics about life continue to touch a cord with fans, have always been that. Growing up, I’ve always been into creative writing and poems and now they’ve become lyrics.

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