Bamford plays here on Nov. 9

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

On October 17, Canada recording artist Gord Bamford will be returning to his performing roots to celebrate the release of his latest single Dive Bar, with the Honkytonks and Dive Bar Tour.

The tour will begin in Calgary and will hit 29 Canadian cities from coast to coast.

Bamford will be in Slave Lake on November 9 at Slave Lake Inn – ballroom with special guests JoJo Mason.

Bamford says the concerts are going to be arena style shows set up in local bars across Canada for a intimate experience.

“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,” says Bamford. “I’m looking forward to getting back to my roots where it all began.”

Bamford says his single,Dive Bar, from his latest album Neon Smoke, is climbing up the radio charts and is in the Top 10 Canadian Singles and #1 for the Top 10 Airplay Canadian Artists.

Bamford is one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history, says Laura Steen, Public Relations and Promotions Manager for Bamford and Strut Entertainment, adding he has received 24 Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMA) including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year.

Bamford has received multiple Canadian JUNO Award nominations, is the two-time winner for 2013 and 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.

Steen explains 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.

Tickets are on sale now and available online at Ticketweb and Ticketmaster or at The Slave Lake Inn and Conference Centre and The Source in Slave Lake.

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