George Day

Traditional Country Music Recording Artist Singer - Songwriter
George Day hails from the Northeastern Pennsylvania town of Stroudsburg, PA, and has received world-wide acclaim for his CD "Wake on Up and Smell the Roses". In 1998, the title track from that album reached #11 on the Indie charts, and "Mountain Rock" achieved #28 on the Indie. These successful achievements occurred with essentially no promotion!! George has just recorded a new CD in Nashville, entitled "Country Feelin's ...... straight from the heart of traditional country music.

George's many accomplishments and achievements include:

  • Composed more than 400 songs, and recorded 77
  • Inductee-National Library of Poetry Hall of Fame 1996
  • Winner - Southwest Texas Songwriter's Association Competition 1998
  • "Wake on Up and Smell the Roses" reaches #11 on Indie charts 1998
  • "Mountain Rock" reaches #28 on Indie charts 1998
  • Nominated for King Eagle Award, Air-Play International; Nashville 1998
  • "Wake on Up and Smell the Roses" nominated for Entertainer Indie-Association Award 1998
  • Invited to appear on "Nashville Night in Texas" 1997
  • 1st Place-Int'l Traditional Country Song Championship, Old-Time Traditional Music Festival; Avoca, IA 1997
  • Winner-King Eagle Award, Air-Play International; Nashville 1994
  • Winner-"Star Search" Williamsport, PA 1994-Don Reed Promotions, Nashville
  • Winner-Numerous 'Battle of the Bands" Competitions 1980-1984
  • Winner-'Wrangler' Talent Contest 1982
  • Listed on The Music Underground Charts (

    George Day is a traditional country music artist with the voice, talent, original material and the emotion to sing a country song with the clarity and precision of delivery few artists can produce. His recordings have been aired throughout the world, including Australia, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark. His file is overflowing with positive comments and reviews from radio stations throughout the U.S.A. and the world. He is owner of Geor-Joni Publishing and G.N.J. Records, and is affiliated with BMI.

    Parties interested in offering label affiliation or leasing agreements, promotional and distribution capabilities, please contact:

    Tom Wardle
    659 Haycock Run Road
    Kinternsville, PA 18930
    (610) 847-8289
    Fax (610) 847-6937

    George Day
    109 Possinger St.
    Stroudsburg, PA 18360
    Fax (610) 252-2747

    All George Day's promotion was handled by "Down Home Country Promotions", placing him at #2 on the World-Wide Artist Airplay Charts, and on several other Indie charts overseas and in the U.S. -

    "Country Feelin's"
    A Traditional Country Music CD

    Expected Release Date: January, 2000
    Liner Notes From the CD "Country Feelin's"

    Like many people who share a love and appreciation for traditional country music, George Day would go to sleep as a child and dream of performing on stage, just like the famous country artists of that time. His roots were always country, being born and raised on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. He played his first professional job at age seventeen and has been performing, and writing songs, ever since.

    From the smallest honky-tonks to the most elite clubs, George's performances have always reflected his passion for traditional country music. Long-term gigs found him backing up some of the well-known stars of country music, like Tammy Wynette, Leroy VanDyke, George Hamilton, Kenny Roberts, Tommy Cash, Elton Britt, Merle Kilgore, Marvin Rainwater and many others.

    George Day has composed and published more than 400 songs and has recorded some 77 on his G.N.J. label. His songs are a reflection of his life, - some rough spots self-inflicted, others just the cards life deals out. He is owner of his own publishing company, Geor-Joni Music. As a testimonial to his talents, George has received many awards, including induction into the National Library of Poetry Hall of Fame; first place winner at the Southwest Texas Songwriter's Association competition (1998) with his "Blue Lonesome Blues", featured on this CD release; King Eagle Award (1998) and first place winner at the International Traditional Country Song Championship Festival in Avoca, Iowa in 1997. In 1998, the title track from his CD "Wake on Up and Smell the Roses" reached #11 on the Independent Country charts.

    In 1998, George met Tom Wardle, a traditional country music disc jockey, who hosts "Country Classics" on WDVR-FGM 89.7 in Sergeantsville, New Jersey. The first time Tom played "Wake on Up and Smell the Roses" on his show, he quickly recognized the songwriting talent and the vocal clarity and precision that George Day had to offer country music. Tom realized that the extraordinary voice of George Day would lend a magical touch to many of the songs Tom had written and stashed in a drawer. "Country Feelin's" is a result of a musical collaboration between the two, and includes nine numbers written by Tom.

    "Country Feelin's" contains many strong and heartfelt songs, most of which were inspired by real life experiences. "If I Had Her Here to Hold Me" and "All the Old Places" are powerful, emotional songs that make you "feel" the tragedy of lost love. The CD's title track paints a soothing picture of country living, and "High" embellishes the power of nature in escaping from the trials and turmoil of everyday life. Of course, no George Day recording would be complete without a few solid honky-tonk numbers, and they're here in "Beer on the Bar", "You Should Know By Now", "Where You Left Me" and "She's Just an Old Time Memory". Another emotional song, "Losin' My Life", reflects the writers innermost feelings (and fears) during a particular phase of his life. "Someone Like You" was written in 1996 for Tom's best friend and heart-partner, Lavina Louise, without whose inspiration and encouragement this project would not have become a reality. Enjoy the selections presented here on "Country Feelin's", presented as only George Day can present them.

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