Eddie Eastman

Eddie Eastman was born and raised in Terra Nova, Newfoundland ,Canada. The youngest of ten children,he learned to play guitar and sing from watching his brothers Kevin and Austin. While attending college in St john's ,Newfoundland in 1968, he joined a local band and performed at different venues making money to put himself through college.Eventually he landed a front man gig with the "Country Ducats". He met his wife Paulette and moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1975. While there he started the "Terra Nova Express" band and played the local Toronto circuit. It was during a band rehearsal that he wrote is now signature song "Eastbound 401". In 1978 Eddie recorded several self penned songs including "Eastbound" and What Lonely People Do in Nashville. He returned to Toronto and met fellow newfie 'Bob Cousins' who released the songs on his own Belair Records Label. The records made an immediate impact. Eddie won The "New Artist  of the Year" at the BIG COUNTRY awards in Regina, Sask. in 1978. He then went on to release his 1st album "Easy" and won "Top Male Vocalist" in 1979. In 1981 and 1982 , Eddie won Juno awards for top male Country vocalist in Canada. Eddie released albums "Intimate Strangers", "Lonely Eyes" and "The Winning Side" . He then went on to have his own Television show on CBC for 3 years called "The Eddie Eastman Show". Eddie and his family moved to Nashville in 1987 where he still resides. Eddie still continues to write and perform in Canada and the USA .In 2010 Eddie was inducted into the "CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC  HALL OF FAME"  in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Picture of Harbour in St. John's, Newfoundland ( top of homepage) supplied by  ryancrocker@zenfoil.com 

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