Troy Kokol is an award-winning Canadian singer, producer, animator, 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 Australian Hayley Jensen, Brett Kissel, Jerry Sereda, Jake Mathews, Don Amero, Chris Henderson, and Shane Yellowbird, whose single, “Pick Up Truck” (written w/ Joni Delaurier) was listed #6 all-time on Canadian country radio by Billboard.
As an artist, Troy wrote, recorded, mixed, mastered, and created the music video for his 2021 single, “Moth In a Fire”; a follow-up single to his highly regarded, “Like A Record”; which was an Official Selection at the GIRAF 2020 international animation festival in Calgary, Alberta, nominated for Video of the Year at the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards and nominated for both Video and Songwriter of the Year at the CMAB Awards and the YYC Music Awards in 2021. The multi-talented Calgary Indigenous artist wrote, recorded, and engineered Moth In a Fire, and later created the video entirely on his iPhone.
Besides his own albums, Troy has produced and engineered projects with many artists from his Calgary studio including Jerry Sereda, Beamer Wigley, Aaron Goodvin, Michelle Wright, Amber Marshall, Duane Steele, and Australia’s Hayley Jensen whose songs “Karma” and “Breakin Hearts” both hit #1 on the Australian iTunes country music charts, and reached the #2 spot nationwide on radio. The resulting full-length album, “Breakin’ Hearts” reached the #1 spot on the ARIA Country Album charts in the last week of Oct. of 2021.
industry role: Songwriter