The Australian-born, Alberta-raised Gord Bamford has been called Canada’s answer to pure country and with over 16 years of experience writing, performing and endlessly traversing the Canadian landscape earning fans, this independent singer/songwriter is at a level very few Canadian artists, country or otherwise, have reached and Gord is eager to bring his music to the great country fans in the USA in 2014. Gord was again the most nominated (7) and awarded artist at the 2013 CCMA's taking home 5 awards including "Songwriter of The Year" for the smash hit "Leaning On A Lonesome Song" from his 5th studio album "Is It Friday Yet". Gord's 6th studio album "Country Junkie" released on October 8, 2013 debuted at #1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Country sales chart and #14 on the top 200 overall chart. The first single "When Your Lips Are So Close" has been certified "GOLD" by Music Canada and is one of the only songs to lock the entire panel at Canadian radio during it's first week of release, it also surpassed Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" 2009 record for increased spins at Canadian radio. "When Your Lips Are So Close" reached the #1 chart position on BDS and Mediabase, which is extremely rare for a Canadian artist. Following the massive success of his 4th release, "Day Job", which garnered 5 CCMA’s including "2010 Male Artist of The Year" out of an unbelievable 15 CCMA Nominations for Bamford, his band and management team, “Is It Friday Yet” raised the bar yet again. The song “My Daughters Father” from Day Job was the #1 Spun Canadian song in 2011 according to Nielson BDS Canada’s Yearend Country airplay chart. With help from the great team at Ole and major label push from Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc., Bamford is excited to take his latest release "Country Junkie" to the next level including introducing it to the US market. Since 2001, he has been releasing albums that have established him as a serious entertainer in the Canadian country music scene. His second full length album Life Is Good was released in 2004 to rave reviews and generated six Top 20 radio hits for Bamford, including songs such as "Life Is Good', "Heroes", "All About Her", and "I Would For You". Gord's third full-length album titled "Honkytonks and Heartaches” was released in September, 2007 and included 4 singles that topped the Canadian Charts. This album solidified his place as a bonified hit maker in the Canadian country music industry. In December, 2009, Larry DeLaney (Publisher of Country Music News) named "Honkytonks and Heartaches" Canadian Country Album of the Decade. Gord has been acknowledged in the industry for his success as a country music entertainer, and also as a hit songwriter. Gord has received 16 CCMA awards, including six in 2010: Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Day Job), CMT Video of the Year (Day Job), Record Producer of the Year (Day Job, with Byron Hill), Website of the Year (gordbamford.com), and the Humanitarian Award. The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (Socan) also recognized Bamford for his songwriting talents for his song "Stayed ‘Til Two" in November, 2009. It was one of the top three country music songs that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio in 2008. In 2011, Gord Bamford signed a publishing deal with ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers. The deal includes notable copyrights such as "Blame it on that Red Dress", "Little Guy", "Drinkin' Buddy", "Put Some Alcohol on It", "My Daughters Father", and "Hank Williams Lonesome", among others. Gord Bamford adds, “It has been a long road to get to where I am today and I am very proud of the team of people that have helped me to this point. It is every artist’s dream to play music and do what he or she loves for a living. Gord Bamford continues to work tirelessly giving back to communities and groups across Canada. His efforts through The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has raised over $1,500,000 to date and has helped support groups such as Big Brothers and Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Make a Wish, Children’s Hospitals across Canada along with many regional charities and initiatives.