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S&E Nashville artist to watch: Gord Bamford – King of Canadian Country

3 Gord Bamford is a country music singer all the way from Lacombe, Alberta, Canada and he will be in Music City this week for CRS 2015. Bamford is meeting with top programmers and getting ready to launch a single in the USA. He was crowned king of Canadian country music for a second year in a row and won nineteen awards at the Canadian Country Music Association. A new song will be released this spring and a lot of hope is riding on this venture into the American market.

Signed to Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada, Bamford has released five studio albums and nine of his songs have charted on the Canadian Hot 100 charts. At the Canadian Country Music Association Awards show it was announced he has signed a deal with the American arm of Sony Music. Bamford claimed to have been turned down by every record label in Nashville until landing a deal with Sony Nashville. He hopes to blaze the trail for more Canadians to break into the U.S. market…and wants to bring his brand of redneck Canadian country music over the border to see how big of mark he can make.

1Though a successful country singer in Canada, he also has a passion for charities. He has donated $50,000 to Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House, and music education recently and plans $80,000 in contributions that will go to children’s hospitals with the launch of his 2015 tour. Bamford and his seven-year-old charitable foundation are making a substantial positive impact and he plans to keep up the good works. His annual charity golf tournament has raised more than $2 million for charitable causes and that is only one of his many worthy endeavors. Bamford uses his celebrity status to help many children across Canada and make a difference in many lives.

Though he was born in Australia, Bamford considers himself a proud Canadian growing up just down the road from the capital city of Alberta. Now it’s time for him to hit the Nashville scene and show the American audience what he’s made of. Though he is a major star in Canada that does not guarantee success in America. Nashville is a tough town and the U.S.  music scene changes like the wind, so it should be an interesting ride for Bamford. If you would like to check out some of his music just go to his website, check him out on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.