(November 18th, 2013 - Toronto, ON)- Gord Bamford continues to raise the bar with his first ever #1 Country Radio single for the song “When Your Lips Are So Close”, the debut track from his 6th studio album (his second on Sony Music Canada) Country Junkie. BDS and Mediabase Canada both confirmed the single reaching the top spot on their respective Country Radio charts for the week ending November 17th. Out of the gate “When Your Lips Are So Close”, co-written by Bamford, Byron Hill and Brent Baxter,
locked up “the panel in the first week at radio and in doing so became the #1 Most Added Overall at Country radio that week.” It marked the first time in several years that a single debuted so strongly.
Country Junkie, released on October 8th, 2013 debuted at #1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Country sales chart and #14 on the top 200 overall chart.
In September, Gord Bamford dominated the 2013 Canadian Country Music Awards in Edmonton, Alberta
taking home 5 awards from his 7 nominations in the following categories: Album of the Year (presented by
Walmart), Single of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer(s) of the
You can read our review of the single on our Reviews page. Check back for a review of the full album soon!