FAMOUS COUNTRY ARTIST GORD BAMFORD NAMED INAUGURAL HOST
TORONTO, May 20, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Anthem Entertainment announces the first series of music-focused audio/visual broadcasts and podcasts Real life in the countryside in partnership with SiriusXM Canada. Scheduled for the first to 9 a.m. ET on May 28, the series will feature some of the world’s best and brightest country artists and songwriters as they each share their own Real life in the countryside story – define what Real life in the countryside means to them. With Gord Bamford as inaugural host, the innovative series will launch with six themed episodes, including Entertainin’, Fishin’, Farmin’, Givin’, Boatin’ and Drinkin’ which help guide the narrative as Bamford introduces audiences to his family and his friends. and their Real Country Livin’ lifestyle. Additionally, each episode of Live in the Country with Gord Bamford will feature some of Bamford’s greatest hits as well as never-before-seen performances of new original songs from Diamonds in a highball glass. The podcast will also include exclusive interviews with many of Bamford’s famous friends, including the Country superstar Terri ClarkNHL defenseman Brent burnsand more.
“It’s time for country music to have a lifestyle brand that reflects the great music, storytelling, food and unique culture of our top country artists. Real Country Living’ is a collision of Martha Stewart alive and the country lifestyle,” shares Helen Murphy, CEO, Anthem Entertainment. “We are thrilled to create this new global brand with SiriusXM. Gord’s lifestyle is so intertwined with his music, and he continues to inspire and entertain fans around the world.”
“Gord’s music has been enjoyed by SiriusXM subscribers across North America for many years and we are thrilled to give his voice another platform,” said Jeff Leak, Director, Podcasts, Listening Analytics and SiriusXM Canada Music. “Our podcast offering continues to grow with original content, like real country Livin’, as well as some of the most popular podcasts from top providers.”
LOOK preview “Country Living” with Gord Bamford HERE.
Departure May 28, Real life in the countryside can be found on the SXM app, Stitcher, Pandora in the US, and other major podcast platforms.
ABOUT SIRIUSXM CANADA
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ABOUT ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT AND ANTHEM RECORDS:
Anthem Entertainment includes a music publishing division, a recorded music label, a music production division and a leading audiovisual secondary rights services (AVSR) company for film and television. They support artists, create content and provide entertainment services around the world. The recorded music label, Anthem Records, is a diverse and iconic label representing some of the world’s biggest hitmakers. It is home to an award-winning roster of critically acclaimed and commercially successful artists, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush; nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist José Feliciano; Canadian country star Gord Bamford; alternative rock band Stuck On Planet Earth, and more.
ABOUT GORD BAMFORD
of Australian descent and alberta-raised, Gord Bamford is one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music. He has built a loyal fanbase over the past decade with his traditional country persona and compelling live performances and has been the recipient of 26 Canadian Country Music Association awards, including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. multiple JUNO Award nominations. With over 85 million streams and 5 billion radio audience impressions worldwide, Bamford is a two-time winner of the CMA Global Country Artist Award, with 28 Top 10 singles in Canada, including his latest single “Drink Along Song” and the No. 1 hits “When Your Lips Are So Close”, “Country Junkie”, and “Dive Bar”. Bamford is the 2019-2020 recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. The award recognizes individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on music education and MusiCounts throughout its history. Since 2014, Gord Bamford and the Gord Bamford Foundation have donated $200,000 to MusiCounts to support school music programs, the largest donation ever received from an artist in MusiCounts history. Bamford’s 2020 Drive-In for Mental Health Performance Series has raised over $100,000+ for mental health charities in Alberta. To date, Bamford has raised over $4.5 MILLION for various charities through the Gord Bamford Foundation. Bamford proudly released their 10e album, Diamonds in a highball glass, in early summer 2021, followed by Diamonds in a highball glass (Deluxe Diamond Edition) in May 2022.
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