Congratulations to Canadian country singer-songwriter Gord Bamford and Sony Music Canada today, who announced that his record deal earlier in the week with the major label. The Australian-born but Alberta-living singer will release his highly anticipated major label debut album “Is It Friday Yet?” on March 6th, 2012.
Gord released the first single from the album to Canadian radio stations earlier this week. The title track from the album is a blue collared party anthem that celebrates the countdown to the weekend.
“Sony Music is home to some of the biggest names in Country music today. We welcome Gord to the roster that made us the #1 airplay label at Country radio for a second year in row (Mediabase Canada). As well as his burgeoning career, Gord ‘s philanthropic efforts are to be commended. We are thrilled to have him call Sony Music Entertainment Canada home” stated Shane Carter, President, Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
Gord has over 16 years of traveling and performing all over the world and he’s excited to bring his talent to the table. The now-formerly independent singer-songwriter had already found massive success and a huge following based on his talent alone in Canada. His latest album garnered the singer 15 Canadian Country Music Award nominations last year alone.
“It has been a long road to get to where I am today and I am very proud of the team of people that have helped me to this point. It is every artist’s dream to play music and do what they love for a living. I have been searching for a major label home that houses a team with the same vision and goals as myself, one that really believes in the music I make…Country Music! Signing with Sony Music Entertainment Canada was probably the best Christmas gift a guy could have received. I’m ecstatic, proud and honoured with my new partnership with the label and look forward to great fun and success. I feel like a part of the Sony family already, and we are just getting started.”
His efforts through The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has raised over $800,000 to date and has helped support groups such as Big Brothers and Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Make a Wish, McMaster Children’s Hospital (Hamilton) along with many regional charities and initiatives.