First album due in the fall.

Nashville-based Universal South Records has signed Canadian singer/songwriter George Canyon.

Canyon -- who was the first runner up on the second season of the USA Networks series "Nashville Star" -- will release his first album for the label in the fall.

Canyon has also signed with Bob Doyle & Associates for management and with Creative Artists Agency for booking. He will spend the summer and fall on the road in the U.S. and Canada as part of the Nashville Star tour.