Ian Tyson has been announced as the University of Lethbridge Senate’s fourth 2015 Honorary Degree recipient. The U of L will present Tyson with the degree of Doctor of Laws, honouris causa on May 29. Fellow southern Alberta country entertainer Corb Lund will read Tyson’s citation at the official ceremony.
Now 82, the retired Alberta rancher and author of "Four Strong Winds" recently released Carnero Vaquero, his 13th album for Stony Plain Records. Tyson, with long-time bassist and vocalist Gord Maxwell, and lead guitarist and vocalist Lee Warden, appeared together on stage at Hugh's Room in Toronto last week where he performed two SRO shows at the club.