Gord Bamford & Kubota Canada Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Country Superstar Gord Bamford Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Kubota Canada Ltd.

TORONTO, ON – On September 24, Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) announced their first ever music partnership with multi-platinum selling Canadian country music superstar Gord Bamford. At the annual dealer sales conference hosted at the Swan Resort Hotel in Florida, the multiple CCMA and CMA Award winner and his band hit the stage for a surprise performance before joining Rob Allison, National Brand Manager of KCL to announce the landmark agreement.

“This is Kubota’s first venture into a partnership in the music industry and we couldn’t have asked for a better fit for our brand than with Gord Bamford,” said Rob Allison, Kubota’sNational Brand Manager. “Gord is a Canadian country boy through and through and shares the values that define our brand.  We greatly value the relationships we have with our dealers and customers, in fact these relationships are everything.  We build them together and we hope to build many more with Gord’s fans across Canada,” Allison continued.  “And it’snot much of a stretch to understand why Kubota Canada would partner with a Canadian country music star – we have a lot of customers in rural Canada and that’s where country music lives large.”

The multi-year partnership will see KCL as the presenting sponsor of Bamford’supcoming Canadian Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour, a limited-edition line of Gord Bamford / KCL branded apparel, the Country icon appearing in KCL dealership POS promotions, at in-store events, in social media campaigns along with special dealership ticket packages and more.

“I’m very excited about the partnership with Kubota Canada, and the opportunity to work with all the great people I have met so far and the friendships I will be making in the future,” said Gord Bamford. “It’s a pleasure to be part of Team Kubota, and it couldn’t be a better fit for my brand and values.”

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For media inquiries for Kubota Canada Ltd. please contact:

Rob Allison
National Brand Manager
Kubota Canada Ltd.
rallison@kubota.ca

About Kubota Canada Ltd.

Kubota Canada Ltd. is the Canadian marketer and distributor of Kubota-branded equipment, including a complete line of tractors up to 150 PTO HP,performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, please visit: www.kubota.ca.

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About Gord Bamford

Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music history. No stranger to praise Bamford has amassed an impressive 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi Canadian JUNO Award nominations and is the two-time winner (2013/2015) of Nashville’s Country Music Association “CMA Global Country Artist” award. Gord Bamford’s distinctive sound and songwriting ability defines him as one of country music’s best neo-traditional artists. www.gordbamford.com

Dive Bar Tops The Charts!!!

 

CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC STAR GORD BAMFORD DELIVERS 2ND #1 HIT  

“DIVE BAR” TOPS THE NIELSEN BDS COUNTRY AIRPLAY CHART

Neon Smoke Single And Video Hit #1 In Australia

Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour Dates Selling Out Nationally

TORONTO, ON – September 17th, 2017 – Platinum-selling Sony Music Entertainment Canada recording artist Gord Bamford, celebrates impressive milestones today as his latest single “Dive Bar”, from his current album Neon Smoke, hits #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”.

“This is a huge day! Thanks to Canadian country radio for all the support and dedication on getting this to #1. Great songs still do win I guess, so thanks to John, Ole´ and Tebey for the song. I want to thank Sony Music Canada, Warren Copnick and the SONY Music Canada Promotion Team for a fantastic job on “Dive Bar”, says Bamford.

Neon Smoke is not only reacting with Canadian country music fans. Today the first single and title track currently sits at #1 on the CMC charts in Australia, where Bamford was born and lived until the age of 5. The video for “Neon Smoke” is currently #1 on the CMC charts as well. Bamford embarks on a nine city Australian tour commencing September 28th before he returns to Canada for his Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour. Beginning in Calgary, AB on October 17 the tour will hit 31 Canadian cities from coast to coast, giving fans the chance to see one of Canada’s biggest Country music superstars in an intimate setting, at their favourite local bars and honkytonks.

Gord Bamford Announces Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour w/ Special Guest JoJo Mason

Canadian Country Star Gord Bamford Announces Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour

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TORONTO, ON – Today, Platinum-selling Sony Music Entertainment Canada recording artist Gord Bamford, announced he is returning to his performing roots with the Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour. Beginning in Calgary, AB on October 17the tour will hit 29 Canadian cities from coast to coast, giving fans the chance to see one of Canada’s biggest Country music superstars in an intimate setting, at their favourite local bars and honkytonks.

“’Honkytonks and dive bars are where I cut my teeth in this business and fell in love with country music and performing. It’s where I feel right at home,” said Gord Bamford. “I’m looking forward to getting back to my roots where it all began. Make sure to grab your tickets fast cause it’s gonna be a party!”

Bamford‘s current single, “Dive Bar”, from his latest album Neon Smoke is racing up the radio charts and into the Top 10. The 3-time CCMA Male Artist of the Yea collaborated with distinguished songwriter/producer Phil O’Donnell (Blake Shelton, Tyler Farr, George Strait) on the album, which 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”.

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.

Supporting Bamford for 28 dates will be rising star JoJo Mason.  With four Top 20 singles under his belt, the SiriusXM “Rising Star” Award nominee has rocketed into the charts and recently released his highly anticipated debut album Both Sides Of The Bar, with his latest single “Something to Wrap My Heart Around” reaching #8 on the Canadian Country charts.

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 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 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 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 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

Gord Bamford signs with Invictus Entertainment Group

INVICTUS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF CANADIAN COUNTRY SUPERSTAR GORD BAMFORD TO ROSTER.

TORONTO, ON – Invictus Entertainment Group is thrilled to announce the addition of Platinum selling country star Gord Bamford to their booking roster. A 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada, Gord maintains a position as one of the most successful musicians in Canadian country music history. The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has generated over $3 million since its inception in 2008 for 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.

Bamford says, ‘I’m excited about my new journey and home at Invictus, and the opportunity to work with the whole team. I greatly appreciate everything that has been done for me and the people I have worked with throughout my career and look forward to many more successful years to come. Although change is the hardest decision we make in life, it’s also very exciting and rejuvenating. Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the road this summer!’

Invictus Entertainment Group Vice President Rob Cyrynowski adds, ‘Gord Bamford’s distinctive sound and song writing ability defines him as one of country music’s best neotraditional artists. We are honoured to welcome Gord Bamford to the Invictus family and are excited for many great years ahead.’

Bamford’s success is undeniable – also a 2X CMA award winner of the Global Country Artist Award, Gord released his recent album ‘Neon Smoke’ this past January.

INVICTUS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Specializing in booking, promoting, and artist representation on an agency and management level, Invictus works directly with some of Canada’s top country music artists, such as Brett Kissel, George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Emerson Drive, and many others.

Web:
www.iegroup.ca

Twitter:
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For more Information, contact:

Rob Cyrynowski /
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Gord Bamford Nominated for Awards Down Under

The 8th CMC Music Awards are coming and Gord is nominated for International Artist of the Year and International Video of the Year.

Gord will attend the show Thursday 15th March at The Star Gold Coast. The show will air live on CMC at 7.30pm (Qld time) / 8.30pm AEDT

HD Encore: Fox8 18 March at 3:30pm

Nominees are based primarily on CMC airplay and winners are determined by fan voting.  There are eight categories, with nominations in the ‘artist’ categories based on total airplay for the artist, and ‘video’ categories are based on specific clips.

The awards change and grow each year and the main aim is to celebrate the music by connecting fans and artists. That’s what it’s all about.  To encourage voting, fans have an opportunity to win the Ultimate CMC Prize Pack, which includes flights and accommodation for the CMC Music Awards, before they head on to the sold out CMC Rocks with a 3 day pass.

One vote per person, per category, per day is counted in the Awards.   Voting opens Friday 12th January at 9am (AEDT) and closes Monday 26th February at 11.59pm (AEDT).

The CMC Music Awards are fan voted, so we have created a graphic (attached) for you to use on your digital channels (if you require specific sizing, please let me know).

Cast your vote atwww.countrymusicchannel.com.auand you can win a trip to the CMC Awards and CMC Rocks. See you there!

For More info on the CMC AWARDS

Official Hashtag: #CMCAwards

Tickets:http://premier.ticketek.com.au/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=CMCAWARD18

Website:www.countrymusicchannel.com.au

Facebook:www.facebook.com/CountryMusicChannel

Twitter: @CMC_Australia

Host: The McClymonts

Performers: Kelsea Ballerini, The Wolfe Brothers and more TBA