Country Junkie

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Country Junkie
Studio album by Gord Bamford
Released October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
Genre Country
Label Cache/Sony Music Canada
Producer Gord Bamford
Byron Hill
Gord Bamford chronology
Is It Friday Yet?
(2012)
Country Junkie
(2013)
Christmas in Canada
(2013)
Singles from Country Junkie
  1. "When Your Lips Are So Close"
    Released: September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09)
  2. "Unreal"
    Released: January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15)
  3. "Where a Farm Used to Be"
    Released: May 2014 (2014-05)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Country Standard Time [1]
Top Country 4.5/5 stars[2]

Country Junkie is the sixth studio album by Canadian country music artist Gord Bamford. It was released on October 8, 2013 by Cache/Sony Music Canada.[3] Bamford premiered the first single, "When Your Lips Are So Close", at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in September 2013.[4]

Country Junkie was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2014 Juno Awards.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Dustin Blumhagen of Country Standard Time gave the album a positive review, writing that "there are plenty of funny songs and party songs, but Bamford excels when he uses his voice to channel emotion into love ballads."[1] Shenieka Russell-Metcalf of Top Country gave the album four and a half stars out of five, saying that it "gives us a good mix of catchy songs […] and songs that hit close to our hearts."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Where a Farm Used to Be"   2:56
2. "When Your Lips Are So Close"   3:00
3. "The Truth"   3:45
4. "Unreal"   3:29
5. "One Makes Me Want Another"   2:51
6. "Daughterville"   2:42
7. "She Gets Me"   3:19
8. "That's How We Party"   3:16
9. "Groovin' with You"   3:05
10. "Blue Jeans"   2:49
11. "I Won't Regret That"   3:18
12. "Saturday's Beer"   3:52
13. "Country Junkie" (featuring Joe Diffie) 3:02
14. "Nights Like You"   2:48

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 11

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
CAN Country
[7]
CAN
[8]
2013 "When Your Lips Are So Close" 1 42
2014 "Unreal" 10 77
"Where a Farm Used to Be" 8 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blumhagen, Dustin. "Gord Bamford – Country Junkie". Country Standard Time. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Russell-Metcalf, Shenieka (October 11, 2013). "Reviewed: Gord Bamford’s “Country Junkie”". Top Country. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Stevenson, Jane (September 8, 2013). "Gord Bamford wins big at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards". Toronto Sun. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Stevenson, Jane (September 7, 2013). "Pleasantly surprised". Toronto Sun. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kinos-Goodin, Jesse (February 4, 2014). "Juno Awards 2014: meet the nominees". CBC Music. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gord Bamford Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Gord Bamford. Prometheus Global Media.
  7. ^ "Gord Bamford Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gord Bamford Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013.