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Gord Bamford bringing 'Dive Bar' to Summerside

Sony Music Entertainment Canada artist Gord Bamford is bringing his Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour to Summerside on Dec. 1.
Sony Music Entertainment Canada artist Gord Bamford is bringing his Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour to Summerside on Dec. 1. - Contributed

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Platinum-selling artist Gord Bamford is coming to Summerside.

The Sony Music Entertainment Canada country musician is launching his

Honkytonks & Dive Bar Tour to celebrate the release of his latest single “Dive Bar.”

Bamford’s tour will bring him to Summerside’s Harbourfront Theatre on Dec. 1. He will be joined by special guest JoJo Mason.

“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,” said Bamford.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to my roots where it all began. Make sure to grab your tickets fast cause it’s gonna be a party!”

“Dive Bar,” is from Bamford’s latest album, “Neon Smoke,” which was written by award-winning Canadian singer and songwriter Tebey.

The album has also seen the release of the singles “Livin’ On Summertime,” ”Ain’t It Grand,” a collaboration with Blue Rodeo’s Jim cuddy, and the Top 10 Canadian country radio hit, “Neon Smoke.”

Bamford is one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history. 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 wins and multi Canadian JUNO Award nominations. He is the two-time winner (2013/2015) of Nashville’s Country Music Association CMA Global Country Artist Award. He also has 25 Top 10 singles in Canada including the smash hit “When Your Lips Are So Close”.

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 number eight on the Canadian Country charts.

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