Multiple JUNO, CCMA and CMA award-winning singer/songwriter Gord Bamford announced two new stops on the #REDNEK Music Fest tour on May 1st in Bashaw and May 2nd in Hanna..
The tour will showcase a broad range of homegrown country music artists including the hottest emerging acts in Canada.
Along with Bamford, the tour stars multi-platinum, Juno Award winner Jess Moskaluke, and a line-up of rising talent including Andrew Hyatt, Cory Marks, Duane Steele, Eric Ethridge, Ghost Boy and JoJo Mason.
Tickets are available at www.showpass.com.
The #REDNEK Music Fest tour is set to kick off on Feb. 21st at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, B.C.
The first round of dates will cover western Canada into the spring, with an eastern Canada round of shows expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are on sale and additional information will be posted at gordbamford.com.
The tour coincides with Bamford’s latest single To Get To You featuring Moskaluke and the success of his previous single #REDNEK, both from his forthcoming, ninth studio album.
This month Bamford was also the recipient of the 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award. The 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding leadership and contributions of 4-H alumni to their communities and the greater world around them.
It is awarded at the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, the organization’s signature annual event bringing the 4-H movement together under one roof to showcase the achievements of the leaders who champion 4-H values and make 4-H possible, as well as raise funds to ensure the future of 4-H in Canada.
Last year proved to be a busy year with MusiCounts also announcing him as the 2019-2020 recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, presented by The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation.
The award recognizes individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on music education and MusiCounts over the course of its history.
Since 2014, Bamford and the Gord Bamford Foundation has donated $200,000 to MusiCounts to support school music programs, the largest donation ever received from an artist in MusiCounts’ history.
These donations provide instruments grants to children across Canada and give generations of students the opportunity to enjoy the incredible benefits of music in school.
Meanwhile, other artists lines up for the tour, as mentioned, include Andrew Hyatt who was named an ‘Artist To Watch’ by Entertainment Tonight Canada.
Winner of the 2018 CMAO Award for ‘Rising Star’ and nominated for Male Artist of the Year in 2019, Hyatt was also crowned the winner of SiriusXM’s ‘Top of the Country’ competition last September.
Cory Marks mixes the twang of country music with the hard-hitting stomp of rock & roll. His body of work is full of autobiographical storytelling, guitar-driven anthems, drinking songs, and breakup ballads. His first single Outlaws & Outsiders (featuring Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Mick Mars from Motley Crue and country superstar Travis Tritt), shows that there is more unity than division between Rock and Country fans.
Duane Steele has been one of Canada’s most highly regarded country artists since he first came on the scene during the mid-1990s. The Hines Creek native has won multiple CCMA awards and has toured with Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Terri Clark and others. His latest single is Breathing Your Air.
Eric Ethridge was recently nominated for the 2019 CCMA Rising Star award on the strength of his Top 40 single If You Met Me First.
GhostBoy are Denis Dufresne and Aaron Young, two multiple award-winning, session and live musicians who have performed on global stages and recorded or toured with hundreds of artists.
JoJo Mason is known for his infectious optimism, fun-loving personality and intoxicating storytelling, the 604 Records recording artist has quickly made a name for himself in the Canadian country music scene since releasing his debut single It’s All Good in 2015.