Gord Bamford Hosts Father’s Day Special

TORONTO, ON (June 18, 2020) – Anthem Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, and iHeartRadio Canada’s PURE COUNTRY, Canada’s first-ever national country music radio brand, today announced their exclusive partnership and launch of Gord Bamford’s Real Country Livin’ Father’s Day Special – a 60-minute music-based broadcast, podcast and live stream devoted to Father’s Day. The production features and is hosted by Canadian Country superstar Gord Bamford – 26-time CCMA and two-time CMA award-winning entertainer. Executive produced by Anthem Entertainment and directed by Frank Licari, the star-studded special will be broadcast across Canada this Sunday, June 21 at 10 a.m. local time on PURE COUNTRY stations, iHeartRadio.ca, and Pure Country Radio’s YouTube channel.

The special will feature Bamford hosting and performing songs from his catalogue including #1 hits “Dive Bar” and “When Your Lips Are So Close”. He’ll be joined with performances and interviews by other great artists, celebrity friends, and professional athletes, including Adam Hambrick, Brent Burns, Buddy Owens, Eric Ethridge, Hunter Brothers, Kalsey Kulyk, Mackenzie Porter, Madison Kozak, Mark Recchi, Steven Battey, Tenille Townes, Thomas Nicholas, and more special guests. Viewers and listeners will also hear a beautiful duet of
“Neon Moon” with Gord’s daughter Paisley Bamford. Fans have the chance to hear personal stories, memories, and intimate performances, all while celebrating Father’s Day through music and storytelling.
Along with new music and visuals, Bamford will perform the upcoming touching new track
“Father’s Prayer” for the very first time. “Father’s Prayer” and an accompanying live music video is set for release June 19 via Anthem Records. On the song, Bamford shares, “This song gives me chills every time I hear it. As a father of three, it reminds me of the most important thing in my life and that’s getting to be a role model for my children and supporting and watching them grow as they chase their dreams and find their path. I hope everyone loves this song as much as I do and Happy Father’s Day to all.”

“When I first heard the song ‘Father’s Prayer’ I welled up and wanted to cry,” commented Anthem Entertainment CEO, Helen Murphy. “It drew out all the emotional windows that touch almost everyone on this day every year when thinking about their father figures. It captures the essence of this day of celebration. I knew then that we needed to create a new format to share this storytelling through music. I am thrilled that Anthem is able to partner with Gord Bamford and PURE COUNTRY to create content on this unique music-based broadcast/podcast, especially at this moment.”
“Gord always smashes charts and records, so we are pleased to bring his very touching Father’s Day special to PURE COUNTRY airwaves for fans across Canada,” said Rob Farina, Head of Radio Content, Strategy, and iHeartRadio. “PURE COUNTRY is all about highlighting talented homegrown country artists and delivering exclusive content, and we hope families enjoy this all-new, unique broadcast to celebrate Dads this year.”
With the support of presenting sponsors Kubota Canada and Peavey Industries, the special will raise money for The Gord Bamford Foundation and various youth-based charities across Canada. Since 2014, Bamford and the Gord Bamford Foundation have raised over $4,000,000 in support of multiple charities across Canada. With a passion for supporting youth-based programs, the Foundation provides funds for initiatives that include music, education, health care, sports and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Viewers are encouraged to tune in and take action at GordBamfordFoundation.com.

Gord Bamford Tournament Poised to Smash 3 Million in Funds Raised


For Immediate Release

Friday, August 4, 2017

Gord Bamford Tournament Poised to Smash 3 Million in Funds Raised

Lacombe, Alberta – Alberta-based charity, The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation, is poised to break the 3 million dollar mark in total funds raised via the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic. This year marks the 10th annual tournament and organizers have their eye on the goal of surpassing 3 million dollars.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be the recipient of many awards throughout my career, but the reward of being part of giving back is something that is very close to my heart,” said Gord.

With long time sponsors, some who have been around from day one, the foundation has flourished and been able to donate to charities across Canada from Children’s Hospitals to MusiCounts, and Bamford’s newest addition Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program. Local charities in Alberta have also reaped the benefits of this successful event from The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe and District to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

Key sponsors of the event include JEDCO Energy Services and Waschuk Pipeline Construction Ltd.

Each year the tournament brings some of highest profile songwriters up from the Nashville music scene who have written songs for some of the biggest stars in country music. They participate in the concert by sharing stories and music from the world of country. Dallas Smith and, of course, Gord Bamford will put on a show for guests of the gala.

The event begins Wednesday, August 92017 at 5:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, Alberta where 700+ guests will enjoy an evening of country music, fun, and philanthropy prior to a day on the golf course at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club on Thursday, August 10, 2017. 


About the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation we provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.

Website: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: Thegordbamford

Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

Direct Inquiries or Request a Media Pass:

Trina Rathgeber – Capiche Communications



The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation Announces New Partnership


For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lacombe, Alberta – The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation is proud to announce its new partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities; a program that helps kids, who otherwise couldn’t afford to play, get in the game. Gord Bamford’s Foundation mission is to provide funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities, so Jumpstart is a natural fit.

“Sports were a very important part of my life growing up. It’s not until you’re an adult that you realize all of the great lessons you’ve learned though sport. I’d never want to think of any child missing out on that opportunity,” said Bamford.

This year, Jumpstart will receive a $10,000 cheque from the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation. Jumpstart helps kids from families in financial need participate in organized sport and physical activity by helping cover the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation. Whether it’s the opportunity to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, every kid deserves a sporting chance.

“For 11 years, Jumpstart has proudly helped more than 1.4 million kids get in the game,” said Landon French, President and CEO of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “We believe that sport does more than help kids stay active: it teaches life skills like courage, confidence and teamwork. On behalf of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, I am grateful for our partnership with the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation so more kids can play the sport they love.”

Bamford’s event has generated over 2.7 million dollars for charity over its decade long history, and this year’s sold out event is shaping up to be the best yet. Over the past year, notable donations include $50,000 to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, $10,000 to the Music Program at IWK Health Centre Foundation, and $10,000 to the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre to name a few.

As one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history, Bamford is nominated again this year for ‘Male Artist of The Year’ and the coveted CCMA’s ‘Fan’s Choice Award’. As one of five nominees, fans will be able to vote online or through social media for their favorite Canadian country artist of the year. The voting link https://fanvote.ccma.org/#/country-awards-2017 is open to the public now.

With only a few weeks to go until the 10th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, which takes place August 9th and 10th in Red Deer and Lacombe, Alberta, the committee is busy organizing the country stars that will be flying in to perform, the exciting live auction items, and the celebrities that will be auctioned off to the golf teams.


About the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation we provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: ThegordbamfordEvent Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf
Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber

Capiche Marketing & Communications



Gord Bamford Gives $100,000 to Children’s Hospitals Across Canada

Canadian Country Superstar Generously Kicks off New Album & Reba Tour

(Lacombe, AB) Gord Bamford is celebrating his recent Canadian Country Music Association Awards, new album launch and fall tour with Reba McEntire, by donating $100,000 to children’s hospitals across Canada.

Since creating the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation back in 2008, Bamford has generated nearly $1.5 million thanks to an annual charity golf classic he hosts in Alberta every summer. Those monies have gone to support underprivileged youth and single parent families in Canada by supporting education, health care and music.

However, children’s hospitals are also a priority for Bamford, and he’s quick to recognize that music is a form of therapy for children who are ill. “Music has that special power to take a child away from whatever they might be experiencing at that moment in time. I’ve seen it first-hand on my visits to children’s hospitals over the years. I’m so grateful to be in the position I am today to be able to help these hospitals all across Canada,” says Bamford.  

The following are the dates and hospital locations where Bamford will be presenting each facility with a $10,000 cheque from his Foundation. A media advisory will be issued prior to each event that will provide the location and time details for media to attend:

October 8: Victoria, B.C. Jeneece Place, Children’s Health Foundation
October 9 Vancouver, B.C. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
October 16 St. John’s, NL Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
October 20 Halifax, NS IWK Health Centre Foundation
October 21 Montreal, QC Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
October 22 Toronto, ON The Hospital for Sick Children
October 23 Toronto, ON Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
October 26 London, ON Children’s Health Foundation

Two Alberta hospitals were also recent recipients of Bamford’s generosity. The Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary each received $10,000 for their music therapy programs on September 5th and September 23rd respectively.

The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation offers under privileged youth and single parent families in Canada an equal opportunity in life by providing monies to support education, health care and music. Furthermore, it is a Foundation goal to improve communities for Canadian youth through the construction or improvement of multiuse facilities.

Bamford, is a 16-time Canadian Country Music Association award winner, and two-time Juno Award nominee. He recently won the 2013 CCMA Album of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Record Producer(s) of the Year.

His 6th studio album Country Junkie will be released on October 8, 2013.

More about Bamford can be found at www.gordbamford.com and www.gordbamfordfoundation.com or you can follow him on Twitter: @GordBamford.


Sean Cordner, Manager-National Media Relations
Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
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