Gord Bamford is country through and through. In the way he lives his life and in the way he writes his songs, Gord brings a unique out-look to his music in which his heartfelt sincerity can instantly be heard. Whether in front of 35,000 screaming fans opening for Tim McGraw at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton Alberta, or playing a quiet small town hall for 150 people, Gord is right at home!
Born in Taralgon, Australia Gord’s parents divorced when Gord was four. His mother moved Gord and his sister back to her native Canada to the small town of Lacombe Alberta where he still resides today. Gord had a love of music from an early age and one experience as a young child set the ball in motion for a career in music – being invited on stage to sing “Rockabilly Rebel” with legendary rocker Rod Stewart! Through his teenage years Gord spent the majority of his time involved in sports and actually entertained the thought of a professional career in baseball. His love of music…. Country music especially, however continued to grow and in 1994 Gord made to the finals of a local Search for the Stars contest. He won first prize which included a recording session at a professional recording studio. It was at this point that Gord decided to put sports on hold and focus his energy into music….. and a lot of country music fans are glad he did!
One of the most important goals for Gord is to give to his fans what they have given to him and all it takes is one Gord Bamford concert for everyone to know exactly what he means. The Gord Bamford show is full of emotion, laughter, and energy and he takes special pride in surrounding himself with some of the best musicians in the country.
Most people only know the Gord Bamford they see on CMT and hear on the radio but there is a lot more to the multi-award winning country star than you think. A steadfast family man, Gord works tirelessly to promote his Gord Bamford Care For Kids Foundation and hosts a yearly Charity golf tournament where in 2008, he raised over $60,000 dollars for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe. He also collaborated with the Calgary Stampede Giddy Up Galla to create a heart warming video for his song “Things Go Better With Love”, and was privileged to star in this video with special needs kids from the Calgary area.
“Every time I step off of that bus, my goal is to leave it all out there on that stage….. leave it in the hearts and minds of those people who are there because they want to be entertained. If I am able to enrich the day or touch the hearts of those people, I can get back on that bus knowing that what I do matters! This is all I need to keep me going from coast to coast, and town to town … doing my best to bring my music to anyone who wants to listen!” - Gord Bamford
22 CCMA Awards
2 CMA Global Country Artist Awards
Praise for Gord Bamford…
“He’s a true country artist and is destined to be a huge star. His very likeable personality will endear him to even the harshest critics of the genre, and those who really know the genre will instantly hear Gord’s roots. Gord Bamford lives it, breathes it and sings it!” - Byron Hill, Nashville Singer/Songwriter
“The guy is one of the purest country vocalists of our generation. The most rewarding aspect of working with Gord has been watching him transition from a great singer/songwriter into a tremendous singer/songwriter AND entertainer.” - Jim Cressman, Cressman Sakamoto Agency
“Gord Bamford is more than just a Country singer. His song writing reaches out to touch the soul of many, his performance connects with people inexpressibly, and his passion for life comes through his actions as he supports many organizations that pursue goals of helping make a better society. Gord Bamford is as true as they come.” - Dan Finley, Calgary Stampede Programming Manager
Special Guest Aaron Goodvin...
Raised in a music loving family in Northern Alberta, Aaron started singing at 12 years-old. Over the years, Aaron built a local reputation as a dynamic performer with a rock solid portfolio of songs. With that success buoying his confidence, he started to make trips down to Nashville to test the waters in country music’s Mecca. After signing with publishing powerhouse Warner Chappell Music, Aaron scored his first major league contribution with the track “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum Crash My Party. Warner Music Canada welcomed Country singer/songwriter Aaron Goodvin to its roster in October 2015. The opportunity to continue to develop as a performer ended up coming from fellow artist Johnny Reid as Aaron was invited to join Johnny on his 2016 cross-Canada “What Love is All About” tour. Aaron’s versatility and passion for writing and performing is second to none. Aaron has a natural ability to light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance, whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands. “I want to get out there and connect with people through my music. I’m a passionate guy who tries to write about real life things that mean something to a lot of people.”