Neil's roots are deep country, proudly reflecting his early years growing up on the family farm in part of the now slowly disappearing tobacco heartland of southwestern Ontario.

A nominee in the 2008 and 2012 Hamilton Music Awards and Golden Kayak winner in 2008 at the IAIA (International Academy of Independent Artists) Awards for Best Country Song 2007 - "The Cowboy Song", Neil was honoured to be nominated in the 2015 Golden Kayak Country Awards for his song "Shining White Eyes".

From tumbleweeds drifting along old Route 66 and flashy 1950's convertibles, to rusted flatbed trucks and walking down railroad tracks, it is hard not to picture Johnny Cash here.

Bobby Lawson, Rockabilly Hall of Fame member, says this about Neil's debut CD "No Looking Back":

"A great CD, these are eleven great songs, beautifully written and sung. Neil puts his all in these songs, from the heart and from the soul. I recommend this CD and Neil w Young to everyone who likes it country."