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Gord Bamford Releases Single 'Heaven On Dirt' Ahead of New Album
Gord Bamford released his new single “Heaven On Dirt” ahead of a new album expected this summer. The song was written by Jason Lee Owens, Jr., Philip Eugene O’Donnell, Casey Beathard and Jenee Fleenor.
“This was written by some of my favorite hit songwriters, and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to record it,” says Bamford. “This type of song only comes along once in a lifetime.”
Australian-born and Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 26 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multiple JUNO nominations and is the only two-time winner of Nashville’s Country Music Association (CMA) Global Country Artist (2013 & 2015). But it is his distinctive sound, and songwriting ability that defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neo-traditional artists.
This 3-time CCMA ‘Male Artist of the Year’ releases his 10th studio album titled “Diamonds in a Whiskey Glass”, in June of 2021. The second single, “Heaven on Dirt” is already quickly climbing the charts. Previous accolades include the recognition he received for his eighth studio album Neon Smoke (2018) which produced the smash #1 chart-topper “Dive Bar”. In 2016, “Tin Roof” received the honour of CCMA’ Album of The Year’. Gord celebrated his first #1 hit song, ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’ in 2013.
Gord’s self-named charity The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation was established 14 years ago, in 2008. Gord wanted to use the recognition he had generated to give back and use his influence he has. The charity has generated over $4.2 million focusing on primarily children’s charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, numerous children’s hospitals across Canada and MusiCounts.