Jaydee Bixby (born August 14, 1990 in Drumheller, AB) is a Canadian country musician who was the runner-up on the fifth season of Canadian Idol. In 2008 he signed with Her Royal Majesty's Records and went on to release his debut album Cowboys and Cadillacs. Moving on to On Ramp Records in 2010, he released his second album Easy to Love.

Before Canadian Idol

Bixby was born in Drumheller, Alberta, where he grew up. He moved to Red Deer, Alberta where he attended Hunting Hills High School. He was in a band called the "Bixbys" with his mother, father, and a family friend; they played at bars, weddings and rodeos. Jaydee has five sisters, four older and one younger. His father taught him guitar.

Canadian Idol

Bixby auditioned for Canadian Idol in Calgary, Alberta. He sang "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" in his audition, and prompted judge Zack Werner to ask him what decade it was in Red Deer. All four judges agreed that Bixby should go on to the Toronto round. During his first solo in the Toronto rounds, he prompted Werner to tell everyone that he was the competition. During the semi-final rounds of the show, the judges predicted him as a potential winner. He made the top 10, and gained the support of votefortheworst.com. He did well week one of the top 10, but after that failed to really impress the judges, until the top 5 week. Although Bixby never fell into the bottom 3, he was runner-up to Brian Melo on September 11, 2007.

Performances and Results:

Week

Theme

Song Sung

Artist

Top 22

Idol's Choice

"Johnny B. Goode"

Elvis Presley

Top 18

Idol's Choice

"I Got A Woman"

Ray Charles

Top 14

Idol's Choice

"Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)"

John Michael Montgomery

Top 10

Billboard #1 Hits

"It's Only Make Believe"

Conway Twitty

Top 9

Songs From the 1960s

"Runaway"

Elvis Presley

Top 8

Acoustic Music

"Time of Your Life"

Green Day

Top 7

Hits of Queen

"I Want To Break Free"

Queen

Top 6

Songs of Pop-Rock

"Amazed"

Lonestar

Top 5

Inspiring Artists

"I Can't Stop Loving You"

Elvis Presley

Top 4

Pop Standards

"Fever",

"When You're Smiling"

Peggy Lee, Louis Prima

Top 3

Judges' Choice,

Idol's Choice

"Break It to Them Gently",

"Ring of Fire"

Burton Cummings & Gil Grand, Johnny Cash

Top 2

Idol's Choice,

Idol Single,

New Choice

"Who Says You Can't Go Home",

"All I Ever Wanted",

"It's Not Unusual"

Bon Jovi, Brian Melo, Tom Jones

Post Idol:

Bixby was a part of the Telus "Winners Tour" for the top 3 of Canadian Idol season 5, along with winner Brian Melo, and 3rd-place finisher Carly Rae Jepsen. Four shows were sold out in Bixby's hometown of Red Deer, Alberta, although only one was originally scheduled there. Bixby later opened for Aaron Lines, and toured with the Tennessee three.

Career

Cowboys and Cadillacs (2008-09):

Bixby moved from Alberta to Vancouver to work on his music career, his first time living on his own. He was signed to Her Royal Majesty's Records/International Arts, and his debut album, Cowboys and Cadillacs was released on July 8, 2008. The album was recorded in Vancouver and featured some of his own songwriting.

Bixby also released a song called "21st Century Christmas," which debuted on the collaborative Open Road album Christmas on the Open Road. His charitable work includes fund-raising for World Vision. On March 2009, he participated in Saskatoon's Kinsmen Telemiracle Marathon.

Easy to Love (2010-present):

Bixby left Your Royal Majesty Records and was picked up by On Ramp Records. He released the single called "Boy Inside the Man." His new album, Easy to Love, was released May 25.

On June 7, 2010, Bixby performed at the CMT Global Artist Party with 15 other international country stars.

Bixby, Crystal Shawanda, and other country stars from the Canadian Country Music Association hosted a Hall of Honour induction on September 10, 2010. Two more singles from Bixby followed in 2010, "Tailgate" and "Can't Ask (For More Than That)."

Jaydee was nominated for three awards for the 2010 British Columbia Country Music Awards.