2013 has been a great year for Australian born, Canadian country music
artist Gord Bamford. Most recently, he won four Canadian Country Music Awards including Best Album for Is It Friday Yet, Songwriter of the Year (with Buddy Owens and Ray Stephenson), Best Single & Best Video for “Leaning On A Lonesome Song.”
On the back these awards and three international hit singles, he is releasing his brand new
single, “When Your Lips Are So Close” from his upcoming sixth album, Country Junkie, which he recorded in
He debuted his new single in his performance at the CCMA Awards show in Alberta, Canada. When the song was released in Canada, it did something unheard of: for the first time in the history of Canadian country radio add-tracking, it was added to 30 out of 30 reporters in the first week of release.
“When Your Lips Are So Close” is written by Bamford, Byron Hill and Brent Baxter. The mood for the song is set by the melody and his soft voice. No tailgates or dirt roads in this song. It is a sexy ballad about wanting to be physically thisclose to someone.
“Girl I wanna reach right out, wrap you in my arms right now,
Never let go, never let go
Cause I just gotta taste you baby,
You know it drives me crazy,
To be so far away when your lips are so close
When your lips are so close”
“When Your Lips Are So Close” is as strong as, if not stronger than, what you hear on country radio
today in the US. It deserves and hopefully will get airplay here.
Both the song and Cowboy Junkie are available now.