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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 YearSingle 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.