Award-Winning Canadian Country Star Gord Bamford Releases Music Video For New Single “Canadian Dirt”
Sets Out To Perform Across Eastern Canada on Canadian Dirt Tour Part 2
September 25, 2023
Toronto, ON - Today, award-winning Canadian Country Star Gord Bamford, is thrilled to announce the release of the music video for his new single "Canadian Dirt".
Directed and produced by Gord Bamford and Codi McIvor and executive produced and photographed by Kristen Hawley, the music video for "Canadian Dirt" is a stunning visual journey through the heart of Central Alberta, capturing the essence of Gord's connection to his home near Bashaw, AB. The video artfully showcases the breathtaking landscapes of rural Canada and pays homage to Gord's farming friends, featuring scenes shot on their properties in both Bashaw and Donalda, AB. The striking images and heartfelt performance in the "Canadian Dirt" music video celebrate the beauty of the Canadian countryside and pay tribute to the enduring spirit of its people.
“I live at Pelican View Estates, on a lakefront property located in Buffalo Lake, AB. During the pandemic I was thinking of how grateful I was to be there and I was really reflecting on how lucky I am to raise a family and to live in a great country like Canada. Writing Canadian Dirt over Zoom with my good friend Phil O'Donnell incorporates those thoughts and I’m very happy with what we were able to create in this song,” said Gord Bamford.
Gord is also heading out on the second leg of his Canadian Dirt Tour, which is an expansion of his already widely successful significant run of dates. Part 2 kicked off on September 8th in Marwayne, AB, the 31 show dates include stops in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Joining Gord for Part 2 of the tour is emerging Canadian country singer-songwriter and military veteran, Dallas Alexander.
The tour follows the release of Gord’s 11th studio album, Fire It Up, released in April 2023 via Anthem Records. The album remains true to the country sound that has helped define his incredible career and includes the blazing title track “Fire It Up”. Also included on the album, is the Fall 2023 focus track, “Canadian Dirt,” a triumphant anthem about celebrating Canadian pride.
Most recently, Gord secured a nomination for the 2023 CCMA Award in the "Musical Collaboration of the Year" category, recognizing his exceptional work on the previously released single “I Ain't Drunk,” featuring acclaimed country star Terri Clark. This remarkable collaboration found its place on Gord's album Diamonds In A Whiskey Glass (Deluxe Diamond Edition).
Australian-born and Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford, stands as one of the most decorated and awarded artists in Canadian country music history, with over 100 million streams and 5 billion audience impressions at radio globally. Over the past decade, he has built a loyal fanbase and has been the recipient of 26 Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA) including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year wins, along with receiving multiple JUNO Award nominations.
Beyond his musical accomplishments, Gord's generosity has left a huge mark on those around him. His small-town tour raised nearly $400,000 for local community service groups, fostering a spirit of giving back. Through the Gord Bamford Foundation, he has raised an astounding $5.4 million for Canadian children and youth, touching the lives of over 700,000 children and communities. Additionally, Gord's commitment to the industry's growth is evident through his monumental $200,000 donation to MusiCounts and CARAS.
For more information on Gord Bamford and the Canadian Dirt Tour Part 2, please visit www.gordbamford.com.
* w/ special guest Duane Steele
^w/ special guest Dallas Alexander
Gord Bamford Tour Dates
September 22 – Meaford Arena – Meaford, ON^
September 23 – Neustadt Arena – Neustadt, ON^
September 28 – Moose & Goose – Thorold, ON^
September 29 – The Ranch – Barrie, ON^
October 1 – Private Event – Edmonton, AB^
October 17 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON^
October 18 – Stockey Centre – Parry Sound, ON^
October 19 _ Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst, ON
October 20 – The Venue – Peterborough, ON^
October 22 – Midland Cultural Centre – Midland, ON^
October 25 – The Regent Theatre – Picton, ON
October 26 – The Ale House & Canteen – Kingston, ON^
October 27 – Germania Hall – Pembroke, ON^
October 28 – The Biltmore Theatre – Oshawa, ON
November 1 – Harbourfront Theatre – Summerside, PEI^
November 3 – Casino Moncton – Moncton, NB^
November 4 – Casino Nova Scotia – Halifax, NS^
November 7 – The Grand Concert Hall – Sudbury, ON^
November 8 – The Machine Shop – Sault Ste. Marie, ON^
November 9 – The NV Music Hall – Thunder Bay, ON^
November 10 – Casino Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB^
November 11 – Prairie Fusion – Portage La Prairie^
November 16 – Casino Regina – Regina, SK^
November 24 – Grey Eagle Casino – Calgary, AB