Corb Lund

Corb Lund

Corb Lund

Singer-Songwriter

Corb Lund is a Canadian country and western singer-songwriter who was born in Taber, Alberta, in 1969. He grew up on his family's farm and ranches near Taber, Cardston and Rosemary, and was exposed to various musical influences, such as cowboy songs, folk, rock, punk and metal. He studied jazz guitar and bass at MacEwan University in Edmonton, and was a founding member of the indie rock band The Smalls, which was active from 1989 to 2001 and reunited in 2014. Lund started his solo career in 1995 as a country artist, forming the Corb Lund Band with Kurt Ciesla and Ryan Vikedal. The band released two albums, Modern Pain in 1995 and Unforgiving Mistress in 1999, before changing its name to Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans in 2005, when guitarist Grant Siemens joined the group. The current lineup also includes bassist Sean Burns and drummer Brady Valgardson. Lund and his band have released nine albums to date, three of which are certified gold in Canada: Five Dollar Bill (2002), Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer (2005) and Cabin Fever (2012). His music blends traditional country, roots, folk, bluegrass, rockabilly and Western styles, with lyrics that often reflect his rural upbringing, his love of history and his sense of humor. Some of his most popular songs include "The Truck Got Stuck", "Roughest Neck Around", "Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier", "The Truth Comes Out" and "S Lazy H". He has also collaborated with other artists, such as Ian Tyson, Hayes Carll, Miranda Lambert, Jason Isbell and Jaida Dreyer. roughest neck around Lund has received several awards and nominations for his music, both in Canada and abroad. He has won 12 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, including Roots Artist of the Year eight times, and two Juno Awards, for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year in 2006 and 2007. He has also been nominated for three more Juno Awards, two Grammy Awards and one Americana Music Award. He is a member of the Order of Canada, the Alberta Order of Excellence and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lund tours regularly in Canada, the United States and Australia, and has performed at various festivals and events, such as the Calgary Stampede, the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, the Glastonbury Festival, the Stagecoach Festival and the Americana Music Festival. He is known for his energetic and engaging live shows, as well as his interaction with his fans on social media. He currently lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, and spends much of his downtime at his family ranch east of Mountain View, Alberta. He is working on his tenth studio album, which is expected to be released in 2024. .
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