GORD BAMFORD WITH AARON GOODVIN
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GORD BAMFORD WITH AARON GOODVIN
NEON SMOKE TOUR
7pm Doors / 8pm Show
Gord Bamford, the 2010 Canadian Country Music Association’s Male artist of the Year, is Canada’s answer to pure country!
This independent singer/songwriter has been making country music a priority for the past 16 years. The road to releasing Day Job—Gord’s fourth studio CD—was serious business. The CD explores a time when Gord wondered if a career in music was realistic. While working a day job as a concrete truck driver, Bamford discovered the freedom to explore country music in the security of that truck cab.
Life Is Good was released in 2004 to rave reviews and generated six top 20 radio hits. Songs such as Life Is Good, Heroes, All About Her, and I Would For You, firmly established Bamford as a serious musician in the Canadian country music scene. Next Bamford released Honkytonks and Heartaches in September, 2007. His skills as a songwriter are evident in the CD’s first two singles: Blame it On That Red Dress, Stayed ‘Til Two, raced up the charts to become number one top charting Canadian singles on country radio.
2008 was a banner year for Gord Bamford. Gord performed at the 2008 Juno Awards and received his first ever Juno nomination for Country Recording of the Year. This honour was followed by the Calgary Stampede asking Gord to write the 2008 Stampede theme song titled “This Old Hat”. The year closed off at the Canadian Country Music Awards, where Gord picked up the CCMA for Top New Male Talent, Record Producer Of The Year (with Byron Hill), and Video Producer of The Year (Stefano Barberis) for “Blame It On That Red Dress”. Red Dress also was a number one video on CMT Canada.
Gord continues to define his place in the Canadian Country music business. Released on April 6, 2010, Day Job is already Gord’s best-selling album to date. It was named the 2010 CCMA Album of the Year, and Gord and Nashville’s Byron Hill were named as the 2010 CCMA Producer of the Year. The video from Day Job was awarded the 2010 CCMA CMT Video of the Year. Of the 13 songs on the album, Gord wrote 11 of the tracks.
In addition, Gord received his second Juno nomination, for Country Album of the Year as well as an Indie Award for Country Artist, Group of the Year. Those awards will be announced March 26 and March 12, respectively.
Gord takes those encouraging words with him, especially while out on the road. “I love looking out the window at the prairie scenery. I get lost in my thoughts. That bus takes me to places to do what I love best – perform and entertain. And then, it takes me back home again. I never see myself changing. I am country, pure country.”
You only have to read the lyrics of a Gord Bamford song to realize he’s the real deal.
“Day Job” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=32&v=EUZZ1qA44Hg
If this is the first time you think that you’ve heard about Aaron Goodvin, then you haven’t been paying attention to country music lately. Though he first made a name on the scene as a songwriter, placing a track with Luke Bryan, it’s been as a solo artist that Aaron has made the most noise this past year. His debut single, “Knock On Wood,” was a Top 40 hit at Country radio in Canada and opened the door for the Top 10 follow up smash hits “Woman In Love” and the certified GOLD, “Lonely Drum.” But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s go back to the beginning.
One of the benefits of growing up in a small town is that you learn how to make your own entertainment. For Aaron Goodvin, born in the tiny town of Spirit River, Alberta, that meant joining his extended family around the campfire for sing-alongs. By the time Aaron was 18 his songwriting had matured to the point of contributing cuts to other artists.
Over the years, Aaron built a local reputation as a dynamic performer with a rock solid portfolio of songs. With that success buoying his confidence, he started to make trips down to Nashville to test the waters in country music’s Mecca. After signing with publishing powerhouse Warner Chappell Music, Aaron scored his first major league contribution with “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum album Crash My Party. That kind of calling card gets you invited in to a lot of writing sessions, but Aaron had other ideas about his place in the music world. He set out to write and records his first solo album, enlisting the help of country music star Johnny Reid.
The result was a strong collection of songs that encompasses Aaron’s life experiences and has spawned 2 top 10 single with, “Woman In Love” and “Lonely Drum” as well as a top 40 single with the first single, “Knock on Wood.”
Aaron’s versatility and passion for writing and performing is second to none. Aaron has a natural ability to light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance, whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands.
Website - http://aarongoodvin.com/
‘Lonely Drum’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=VFL762qpB_w
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