"I love this new song from Troy Kokol (Jim Cuddy)..." - CBC Saskatchewan
Troy Kokol is an award-winning Canadian singer, producer, animator, video director, and songwriter with over 250 cuts to his name in a variety of music genres, TV, and film. Troy is a recipient of the SOCAN Award for Country Music and a 2-time CCMA Songwriter of the Year nominee.
As a songwriter, Kokol has had cuts with many artists, including Australia's Hayley Jensen, Warner Music's Brett Kissel, Jerry Sereda, Jake Mathews, Don Amero, and Shane Yellowbird, whose single "Pick Up Truck" (written w/ Joni Delaurier) was listed #6 all-time on Canadian country radio by Billboard.
Kokol's latest single, "Dying to be Beautiful" is aimed at self-destructive behaviours and the lives affected by them. He brought the song idea to long-time friend and collaborator, Tenille Townes and the pair finished the composition in 2 hours. Kokol later teamed up with powerhouse east coast singer Trinity Bradshaw to record the song alongside him.