Canadian star Bamford makes push for Father's Day
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
– Canadian star Gord Bamford is making a foray into the U.S. with two Father's Day related releases.
Bamford released "Little Guy" and "My Daughter's Father" in the U.S. and will also play several shows in the U.S.
"Little Guy" was written by Bamford just hours after the birth of his son Nash. His friend and mentor, Nashville writer Bryon Hill, penned "My Daughter's Father." Bamford's son is featured in the video for "Little Guy," while "My Daughter's Father" stars wife Kendra and daughters Paisley and Memphis.
Upcoming tour dates are:
June 21 Country Jam Grand Junction, Colorado
June 24 PACE Theatre Parker, Colorado
June 27 Headwaters Country Jam Three Rivers, Montana
July 4 Cavendish Beach Music Festival Cavendish Beach, PEI
July 6 Calgary Stampede Calgary, Alberta
July 10 Common Ground Music Festival Lansing, Michigan
July 11 Peace Fest Peace River, Alberta
July 13 Craven Country Jamboree Craven, Saskatchewan
July 27 Country Thunder Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Aug. 3 Boots & Hearts Toronto, Ontario
Aug. 9 Rockin' River Music Festival Mission, British Columbia
Aug. 22 Music In The Fields Lucknow, Ontario
Aug. 24 Canadian National Exhibition Toronto, Ontario
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