Gord Bamford (pictured) donates $10K to a Hamilton hospital, a cavalcade of stars will celebrate Joni at 75, and Belly announces a new album. Others in the news include NAFTA, CCMA Top of the Country, The SOCAN Foundation, Dolly Parton, People's Choice Awards, Paradigm Talent Agency, Ensign Broderick, Music Harvest Fest, and farewell Iosif Kobzon. Videos provided for your enjoyment.
Last week, the country star's philanthropic foundation raised a huge amount via its annual golf classic and star-studded gala. A cheque for $100K was presented to MusiCounts head Allan Reid (pictured) at the gala.
Canada's reigning king of country has announced a 29-city tour in support of his next album that has its release through Sony this Friday.
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons faces flak Down Under, and Shane MacGowan's peers help celebrate his 60th. Also in the headlines are Swedish pop, Eric Clapton, The Launch, the Sam's sign, Nude Party, Marker Starling, and Cold Specks.
The past few months I’ve had the privilege to speak with Brett Kissel, Johnny Reid, Kristian Bush, Jason McCoy and now, Gord Bamford. Damn, these men are so nice and confident and concerned about their careers and audience. It addresses the fact that country music is still the “people’s” music. Enjoy.
The Canadian hat superstar is on a real roll, achieving five gold and platinum certifications for hit albums and singles. He'll be back on the range next month promoting his next album.
In the news today are Gordon Lightfoot, the Nova Scotia Music Awards, Goddo, Terry Brown, Blurred Vision, Ray Ramsay, Over The Moon, ole, Maestro Fresh Wes, Big Valley Jamboree, Band of Rascals, Miley Cyrus, Chris Buck Band, Jean-Michel Blais, Gord Bamford, K-pop, Slow and Skydiggers.
Making the news today are Music NL, the Women in Music Conference, Gord Bamford, Mariposa, Melody Makers, Opera Atelier, Bryan Adams, Caliban Arts Theatre, Jadea Kelly, Sweet Alibi, Bunny Sigler, and Jerry Ross. Videos included for your pleasure.
The Canadian country star once again makes a massive gift to the music education charity, while Jess Moskaluke helps promote the Band Aid program at Country Music Week in Saskatoon.
This week's radio faves confirm Shania's back on top, The New Electric engage with a follow-up hit, and Hedley hits a home run with a power ballad.