Alberta-based country singer/songwriter Gord Bamford began his musical career over 16 years and four albums ago, and now he’s taking a couple big next steps.
Sony Music Entertainment Canada announced on Monday (Jan. 9) it has signed Bamford for a recording deal, and his major label debut Is It Friday Yet? will be available March 6. The collection’s title track is already impacting Canadian Country radio.
“Sony Music is home to some of the biggest names in Country music today,” says Sony Music Entertainment President Canada Shane Carter. “We welcome Gord to the roster that made us the No. 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.”
Additionally, Bamford has inked a worldwide, multi-album publishing agreement with ole. Through the arrangement, ole will also acquire Bamford’s prior catalogue which includes “Blame It On That red Dress,” “Little Guy,” “Drinkin’ Buddy,” and more.
“Gord is always striving to take his songs and artistry to the next level and we’re proud that he’s chosen ole to support him as he ascends in his career over the next few years,” says ole CEO Robert Ott. “Our team is looking forward to great Creative and business success with Gord.”
Bamford swept the 2010 Canadian Country Music Awards by taking home six honors including Album of the Year (for Day Job), and earned a Juno Award nomination for Country Recording in 2008. He has placed over 20 singles on the Canadian country charts.