CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC STAR GORD BAMFORD DELIVERS VIDEO FOR “DOWN” TODAY!
5TH SINGLE FROM NEON SMOKE
“DIVE BAR” SECOND #1 HIT FOR BAMFORD
Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour A Massive Success!
Neon Smoke Single And Video Hit #1 In Australia
TORONTO, ON – December 7th, 2018 – Platinum-selling Sony Music Entertainment Canada recording artist Gord Bamford drops video for “Down” today. Gord Bamford (born in Australia) took time off his busy Australian tour this past fall to shoot the video for “Down”, the 5th single from his current album Neon Smoke released January 19th, 2018. Directed by videographer Duncan Toombs and shot in West Gosford NSW Australia “Down” takes the viewer through a romantic backroad romp on this traditional country hook-up tune.
For Bamford 2018 celebrates impressive milestones. The single “Dive Bar”, from Neon Smoke, hit #1 on the Nielsen BDS Country Airplay Chart. Written by Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Tebey (Justin Moore, Big and Rich, Emerson Drive). “Dive Bar”, joins Gord Bamford’s previous #1 single “When Your Lips Are So Close” (November 2013 – from his Country Junkie album released October 8th, 2015) confirming great songs produce great results. Bamford’s latest album Neon Smoke, has also seen the release of the singles “Livin’ On Summertime”, “Ain’t It Grand” – a collaboration with Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, and the Top 10 Canadian country radio hit “Neon Smoke”.
Neon Smoke is not only reacting with Canadian country music fans. The first single and title track hit #1 on the CMC charts in Australia, where Bamford was born and lived until the age of 5. The video for “Neon Smoke” also hit #1 on the CMC charts. Bamford embarked on a nine city Australian tour in September 2018 before he returned to Canada for his Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour this fall. Hitting 40 plus Canadian cities from coast to coast, Bamford gave fans the chance to see one of Canada’s biggest Country music superstars in an intimate setting, at their favourite local bars and honkytonks. The exceptionally successful Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour concludes on December 14th.
Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour Dates:
October 17 – Calgary, AB – Ranchman’s w/ JoJo Mason
October 18 – Edmonton, AB – Cook County Saloon w/ JoJo Mason
October 19 – Medicine Hat, AB – Ralph’s w/ JoJo Mason
October 20 – Brooks, AB – Brooks Hotel w/ JoJo Mason
October 21 – Brooks, AB – Brooks Hotel w/ JoJo Mason
October 22 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s w/ JoJo Mason
October 23 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s w/ JoJo Mason
October 24 – Fort St. John, BC – The Lido w/ JoJo Mason
October 25 – Fort St John, BC – The Lido w/ JoJo Mason
October 27 – Chilliwack, BC – Mainstreet Nightclub w/ JoJo Mason
October 30 – Nanaimo, BC – Queens Hotel w/ JoJo Mason
October 31 – Cumberland, BC – The Waverly Hotel w/ JoJo Mason
November 1 – Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret w/ JoJo Mason
November 3 – Castlegar, BC – The Woods Nightclub w/ JoJo Mason
November 4 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s – Rodeo Week w/ JoJo Mason
November 6 – Lethbridge, AB w/ JoJo Mason
November 7 – Prince Albert, SK – EA Rawlinson Centre w/ JoJo Mason
November 9 – Slave Lake, AB – Slave Lake Inn – Ballroom w/ JoJo Mason
November 15 – Brandon, MB – Great Western Roadhouse w/ JoJo Mason
November 18 – Thunder Bay, ON – NV Nightclub w/ JoJo Mason
November 21 – Kingston, ON – Ale House w/ JoJo Mason
November 22 – Niagara Falls, ON – Big Texas w/ JoJo Mason
November 23 – Barrie, ON – Mavericks w/ JoJo Mason
November 24 – Oshawa, ON – Oshawa Music Hall w/ JoJo Mason
November 26 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
November 28 – Ottawa, ON – Barrymore’s
November 30 – Sussex, NB – The Mule
December 1 – Summerside, PEI – Harbour Front Theatre w/ JoJo Mason
December 5 – Pictou, NS – deCoste Theatre w/ JoJo Mason
December 6 – Port Hawkesbury, NS – Civic Centre w/ JoJo Mason
December 8 – Miramichi, NB – Vogue Theatre w/ JoJo Mason
December 10 – Tweed ON
December 11 – Peterborough, ON – The Venue w/ JoJo Mason
December 12 – Sault Ste Marie, ON – The Machine Shop w/ JoJo Mason
December 14 – Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid w/ JoJo Mason
Bamford is one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history. He has received 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year wins, multi Canadian JUNO Award nominations, is the two-time winner (2013/2015) of Nashville’s Country Music Association CMA Global Country Artist Award, with 25 Top 10 singles in Canada including the #1 smash hit “When Your Lips Are So Close”. Bamford has spent the better part of 20 years honing his craft and perfecting his sound, with his eighth studio album, Neon Smoke, becoming a fan favourite since its release earlier this year.