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Gord Bamford
Born April 17, 1976 (1976-04-17) (age 33)
Origin Traralgon, Australia
Genres Country
Occupations Singer
Instruments guitar, vocals
Years active 2000 – present
Labels Royalty Records
Website www.gordbamford.com

Gord Bamford (born April 17, 1976 in Traralgon, Australia) is a Canadian country music singer.[1]

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Biography

When Bamford was 5 years old, he moved with his mother, Marilyn, from Australia to Lacombe, Alberta.[2] A singer who toured with an Australian country band, Bamford's mother encouraged him to pursue a career in music.[2] In 1995, Bamford entered and won the Nornet Radio Network's "Search for the Stars."[1] With Rob Bartlett from Sundae Sound producing, Bamford went to Calgary to record his debut single, "Forever Starts Today," written by Dean McTaggart.[1][2] The song received a positive response from Canadian country radio the following year.

In the summer of 2000, Bamford released his debut album, God's Green Earth, on his own GWB Records. The album was produced by Bart McKay at Sound Edge Productions in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.[2] Bamford wrote two songs on the album.[1] Five songs were released from the project - "God's Green Earth," "24 x 24," "Where a Cowboy Likes to Roam," "Man of the House" and "Classic Country Song."

In 2003, Bamford began spending time in Nashville, Tennessee writing with Steve Fox, Tim Taylor, and Byron Hill, who went on to co-produce his second album.[1] The album, Life Is Good, was released on October 19, 2004.[3] Bamford wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 11 songs on the project.[2] Six singles were released from the album, including the top 20 singles "Heroes," "My Heart's a Genius," "All About Her," "Life Is Good" and "I Would for You." A music video was shot for "All About Her," and reached #8 on CMT Canada's Chevy Top 20.

Over the next few years, Bamford opened shows for Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Don Williams and Terri Clark.[1] In both 2005 and 2006, he was nominated at the Canadian Country Music Awards for Independent Male Vocalist of the Year, Independent Song of the Year, and the Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award.[4] On June 4, 2007, Bamford was one of only two Canadian artists invited to perform at the Global Artist Party at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.[4]

Bamford's third album, Honkytonks and Heartaches, produced by Nashville producer Byron Hill, was released on September 25, 2007.[4] The first single, "Blame It On That Red Dress," was Gord's first top 10 hit on the Canadian country singles chart and the music video, directed by award-winning director Stephano Barberis, reached #1 on CMT Canada's Chevy Top 20 for one week.

Gord Bamford's fourth album is currently being recorded and is scheduled for release in early 2010

Discography

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Albums

Year Album details Chart Positions
CAN Country CAN
2000 God's Green Earth
2004 Life Is Good
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Label: GWB/Royalty Records
*
2007 Honkytonks and Heartaches
  • Released: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Royalty Records
7 67
2010 Day Job
  • To be released: April 6, 2010
  • Label: Royalty Records
To be released

Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
CAN Country CAN
2000 "God's Green Earth" * God's Green Earth
2001 "24 x 24" *
"Where a Cowboy Likes to Roam" *
2002 "Man of the House" *
"Classic Country Song" *
2004 "Heroes" 11 Life Is Good
"My Heart's a Genius" 16
2005 "All About Her" 17
"Life Is Good" 12
2006 "I Would for You" 17
"We're All Cowboys" 21
2007 "Blame It On That Red Dress" 6 66 Honkytonks and Heartaches
2008 "Stayed 'Til Two" 6 78
"Postcard from Pasadena" 7 78
2009 "Little Guy" 10 78
"Drinkin' Buddy" 12 83
"Hurtin' Me Back" 11 100
2010 "Day Job"A 29 Day Job

Other charted songs

Year Single CAN Country Album
2010 "Baseball Glove" 44 Christmas single release
  • ACurrent single.

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