The marketing of youth acts that seemed to be rampant in the late ‘90s wasn't solely limited to pop acts with country singer Adam Gregory releasing his debut at the age of fifteen.
However, the Edmonton-born Gregory had been focused on a career in music for years, first attracting attention before he was even in his teens and signing to Sony when he was fourteen. His debut, The Way I'm Made, was released in mid-2001 and received good notices and was a commercial success in his native Canada. The album notched four Top Ten singles there, including "Horseshoes," "Only Know I Do," "No Vacancy," and "Big Star" (all of which also proved to be equally as popular on country video outlets). Gregory also snagged two Juno Award nominations, four Canadian Country Music Awards, and spots on tours with The Wilkinsons, Paul Brandt, and Lonestar. His follow-up, Workin' On It, arrived a year later and included a duet with Billy Ray Cyrus, "When I Leave This House." ~ Tom Demalon