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British Columbia-By-Way-of-Manitoba Act Tim & The Glory Boys Release Debut Album
By Stevie Connor.
British Columbia-by-way-of-Manitoba act Tim & The Glory Boys today release their highly anticipated eponymous debut album.
The album features 10 original songs, including the hit single “Take Me Backroad,” featuring High Valley. Two other tracks from the album – “Without a Prayer,” and “When You Know You Know,” both hit Top 20 at Country Radio, with the latter achieving Gold certification status in Canada. The summertime anthem “Float,” as well as the romantic “Me Without You,” both peaked at an impressive Top 10. Those four tracks together have generated almost 30 million streams worldwide! The album is upbeat, infectious, and filled with the catchy hooks and melodies that comprise the Boys’ signature “canoegrass” sound.
“We’re so excited to release this album and share our music with fans old and new,” said lead singer Tim Neufeld. “We put our hearts and souls into this project, and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”
The band is making music from – and for – the heart, blending country and bluegrass with their uniquely Canadian perspective. Tim & The Glory Boys have made a name for themselves with their lively performances and infectious energy. The band’s live shows have been described as a “high-energy hoedown,” keeping audiences dancing and singing along.
It’s easy to get swept up in the feelgood, hand-raising joy of a Tim & The Glory Boys show. Or laugh along to their well-documented Letterkenny-like hoser escapades. What’s most important though is that the British Columbia-by-way-of-Manitoba boys are making music from — and for — the heart.
Formed in 2013, Tim & The Glory Boys’ Tim Neufeld (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Colin Trask (dobro/percussionist) and Brenton Thorvaldson (banjo/guitar) call their boot-stompin’ sound “canoegrass,” a nod to both their bluegrass roots and the rustic country Canadiana the band have more recently begun exploring. to great success. This sound anchors the band’s new self-titled full-length debut album for Sony Music Entertainment Canada.
The album includes an astounding five songs that have already hit Top 40 at Country Radio and have generated almost 30 million streams worldwide. “When You Know You Know” received Gold certification. The two-time JUNO Award winners have also become mainstays at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, having been nominated in 2021 for Group of the Year and Rising Star, and again in 2022 for Group of the Year.