Gord Bamford is a Canadian Country Musician known for his hits Blame it On That Red Dress, When Your Lips Are So Close and Dive Bar. Gord joins Country Music Made Me to talk about his early musical experiences which included jumping on stage with Rod Stewart at the age of 4 and providing noon hour entertainment at his high school. He also talks about the talent competition that spring boarded him towards a career in country music and the simplistic approach he continues to take in building success. Finally he talks about what the future holds including a deluxe addition of his album "Diamonds in a Whiskey Glass".
Australian-born and Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 26 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi JUNO nominations and the only two-time winner out of Nashville’s Country Music Association (CMA) receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award. But it is his distinctive sound and songwriting ability that defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neo-traditional artists and like so many others that have come before him; Bamford is not an overnight success. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years honing his craft, working to get where he is today. Bamford is currently working on his 9th studio album, and recently released it’s first single #REDNEK. Bamford’s eighth studio album Neon Smoke was released in early 2018 containing the smash #1 chart topper ‘Dive Bar’ and follows his Tin Roof album, winner of the 2016 CCMA ‘Album of The Year’. Tin Roof, nominated for the 2016 JUNO Country Album of The Year follows the Juno Nominated Country Junkie album and it’s #1 hit song ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’. The 3-time CCMA ‘Male Artist of the Year’ once again collaborates with distinguished songwriter/producer Phil O’Donnell (Blake Shelton, Tyler Farr, George Strait). “Phil and I instantly connected in the studio. Working with him really brought a fresh, new sound to this album and I’m really proud of the results,” said Gord. “Phil is truly a genius in the studio. Gord is a man who believes with his whole heart in giving back. The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has generated over $3.6 million since its inception in 2008 for children’s charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, numerous children’s hospitals across Canada and MUSICOUNTS. “Those organizations have had an impact on my life and that’s why we do what we do. It’s always great to get out, play music, be on stage and wake up every morning loving what I do. But probably the greatest thing I get to do is interact with a lot of these children and try to make a difference in their lives. It’s hard to comprehend but it’s an awesome thing to see a kid’s face light up who is really sick and all he wants to do is go to Disneyland. It puts it all into perspective as to why I think God put me on earth to do what I do because it’s helping other people.” That humble, likable approach is what continues to draw legions of new fans to Gord Bamford. But it’s the music that keeps them loyal. Gord Bamford has the amazing ability to evolve, sense where his fans want to go, and take us all along with him
Dacry McLeod, aka Woodguy on Twitter, joins the show to weigh in on how he thinks Barrie and Turris will fare in Edmonton, whether bringing back Mike Smith was the right move and more. Then, Canadian country music star Gord Bamford tells you about Hockey Sticks and Honkey Tonk.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Taking a look back on conversations with Dr. Randy Gregg, Dominic Pittis, Matt Benning, and Gord Bamford,
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Dr. Randy Gregg, Managing Director, Baseball Edmonton. Dominic Pittis, Former Edmonton Oilers Forward, Spengler Cup Veteran, and Current Assistant Coach, Stockton Heat, American Hockey League. Matt Benning, Former Edmonton Oiler and Current Nashville PredatorsDefenseman Gord Bamford, Canadian Country Music Artist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Quiz for Stauffer, Canadian Country Music Artist Gord Bamford stops by
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Guests: Bob Stauffer, Host, Oilers Now and Colour Analyst, Edmonton Oilers Hockey, Oilers Radio Network. Gord Bamford, Canadian Country Music Artist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Broadcast Date May 15, 2019 It’s always awesome day when I can chat with today’s guest so when I heard he was heading East to play the Memorial Cup StreetFest in Halifax May 25th – I knew we were due for a catch up. Australian Born/Alberta Based mega award winning Canadian Country Singer/Songwriter Gord Bamford is a kindred spirit of the finest kind – his near 20 year career includes tons of top 10’s 2 #1 hits and touring all over the world. His humble nature and generous spirit are as endearing as his incredible stream of marvelous music – indeed there’s plenty of stellar stuff to talk about including his forthcoming album, his talented family and the millions of dollars he’s raised through his charitable foundation – plus we’ll get to first things first and play a long over due round of Insights IN 10 and naturally play as much his amazing music as we can throughout the hour – so without further ado – here’s my conversation with the one and only Gord Bamford. For all things Gord Bamford visit gordbamford.com For more on the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation click here Follow him on Instagram @thegordbamford, like him on Facebook @GordBamford1, and follow him on Twitter @gordbamford For details on Gord’s show at the Memorial Cup Streetfest and for full line up of concerts click here You can listen to my conversation with Jim Cuddy and Gord Bamford at the CCMA’s by clicking here We played some Gord’s amazing music – you can get them for yourself on iTunes just by clicking on the title “Where A Farm Used To Be”, “Little Guy”, “Leaning On A Lonesome Song”, “Dive Bar”, “Drinking Buddy”, “When Your Lips Are So Close”, “Don’t Let Her Be Gone”, “My Daughter’s Father” Sending a shout out to the Team at FX101.9 in Halifax who were kind enough to send us the track for Gord’s first hit “Man Of The House” – sadly it’s not available on iTunes but you can watch the video on repeat like we do here. For more on Gord’s favourite movie MAJOR LEAGUE click here.
We're back for another special episode today as Ben sits down with our very good friends The Wolfe Brothers as well as fellow country superstars Gord Bamford and Jody Direen ahead of the Hobart leg of their 'Country Heart' tour on the weekend!
Big Stu & MJ catch up with Canadian stars Dean Brody and Gord Bamford as well as award winning Aussie duo Tailgate Drive on the CMC Awards Red Carpet and make an announcement about the future of the show.Original Air Date: 6th April 2018