We are pleased to announce
in concert Saturday the 22nd of June 2019
One of the highlights of Voghera Country Festival’s 12th edition will be Gord Bamford‘s Saturday night concert!
More @ www.gordbamford.com
Acting as a backdrop to this momentous occasion (Saturday June 22nd 2019) will be the Cowboys Guest Ranch Palatexas, a resort known the world over for its unique atmosphere and the ideal place to experience high quality music, entertainment, life in the open air and family time.
Born in Australia (Traralgon 17/04/76 , roughly 150 km outside Melbourne), Gord moves to Alberta, Canada while still a child.
His mother (also a country singer), encourages her son to follow in her footsteps and pursue music professionally. Lo and behold, Gord’s self-produced debut single is well received by country radio worldwide. This initial success is shortly followed by his debut album, “God’s Green Earth”, which though acclaimed, does not yield the results Gord hopes for.
Realizing that the path to success leads to Nashville, he undergoes numerous trips to Tennessee, in hopes of having his talent as a singer/songwriter recognized by the country public at large. While in Music City, he hooks up with well know songwriter/producer Byron Hill (George Strait, Gary Allan, Randy Travis, Tracy Byrd, Clay Walker and many others).
This collaboration brings forth a slew of albums, which allow Gord to share the stage with the likes of Terri Clark, Tim McGraw and Kenny Rogers, thus solidifying a neo-traditionalist country career. He quickly becomes known for his fresh and adventurous style, which though strongly rooted in the genre, does not hold on to nostalgia.
On the heels of 7 full length musical masterpieces, Bamford releases “Neon Smoke” which will feature the chart topping single “Dive Bar”.
Known for being one of the most acclaimed Canadian country music artists, with 24 CCMA awards and numerous Juno nominations, Gord is the only Canadian artist to have twice won the CMA for Global Country Artist in 2013 and 2015.
Despite his success, Bamford does not forget those in need, and hence, following a benefit golf tournament, he decides to create the “Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation”. The latter boasts over 3 million dollars donated to such foundations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, not to mention numerous children’s hospitals in Canada.
You will discover all this and more during the course of an event like no other. Now on to its 12th edition, Voghera Country Festival offers aficionados three fun filled days in the company of the best DJs in country music, Italian and international line dance and catalan teachers, all this and more within the picturesque setting of Voghera. Together with dance contests, lessons held by expert teachers, DJ sets, live music featuring both Italian and internationally renowned acts, stalls and shops and excellent food and fun for both young and old!!!