Gary Fjellgaard

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Gary Fjellgaard
Born (1937-08-14) August 14, 1937 (age 76)
Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Origin Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Country, folk
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active Since 1976; 38 years ago (1976)
Labels Royalty Records
Savannah Records
Stony Plain Records
Silver Creek Music
Associated acts Linda Kidder
Valdy
Website fjellgaard.bc.ca

Gary Fjellgaard (born August 14, 1937)[1] is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter.

He has released fifteen albums and charted thirty-five songs on the RPM Country Tracks chart between 1977 and 1996, including the Top 10 singles "Walk in the Rain Tonight" (#10, 1987[2]), "The Moon Is Out to Get Me" (with Linda Kidder, No. 10, 1989[3]), "Cowboy in Your Heart" (#7, 1989[4]), "Somewhere on the Island" (#7, 1990[5]), "In My Heart" (with Kidder, No. 10, 1990[6]) and "Train of Dreams" (#10, 1994[7]).

Early life and education[edit]

He was born Rose Valley, Saskatchewan.[1]

Career[edit]

Record label[edit]

He launched his own record label, Silver Creek Music, in 2001.[1]

Accolades[edit]

Fjellgaard's song "Riding on the Wind" was named Single of the Year in 1985 by the Canadian Country Music Association.[8] He also won the 1987 Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada Song of the Year award for writing the Mercey Brothers' hit "Heroes".[9]

Fjellgaard won the 1989 Canadian Country Music Association Award for Male Artist of the Year.[10] He also won three awards for his collaborations with Linda Kidder in 1989, 1990 and 1992.[10][11][12]

After several years of nominations, Fjellgaard won the 1993 Juno Award for Best Country Male Vocalist.[13]

He was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.[14]

Canadian Country Music Association[edit]

  • 1985 – Single of the Year ("Riding on the Wind")
  • 1987 – SOCAN Song of the Year ("Heroes")
  • 1989 – Male Artist of the Year
  • 1989 – Duo of the Year (with Linda Kidder)
  • 1990 – Duo of the Year (with Linda Kidder)
  • 1992 – Vocal Collaboration of the Year (with Linda Kidder)

Juno Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Label
1976 Me and Martin Royalty
1979 Ballads and Beer
1983 Time and Innocence Savannah
1986 No Time to Lose
1989 Heart of a Dream
1991 Winds of October
1994 Believe in Forever
1996 Under Western Skies Stony Plain
1997 The Best of Gary Fjellgaard
2001 Grande Olde Ride Silver Creek
2005 Caragana Wind
2007 Secret Santa
2009 All in the Journey

Albums with Valdy[edit]

Year Album Label
2000 Contenders Stony Plain
2007 Contenders Two: Still in the Running

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
CAN Country
1977 "Ride Away to the Country" 31 Me and Martin
"Old Fashioned Cowboy Song" 24
1978 "How Much of Me" 37
"Caribou to Nashville" 19 Ballads and Beer
1979 "She Makes It Easy" 57 Me and Martin
"Ballads and Beer" 51 Ballads and Beer
1982 "Ten Years Old and Barefoot" 17 Time and Innocence
1983 "Finest Dancer" 25
1984 "Alone Again on Sunday" 35
"Runnin' Back to Your Heart" 35
1985 "Riding on the Wind" 26 No Time to Lose
1986 "Dancing in the Ring" 33
"No Time to Lose" 25
1987 "As Rivers Run Saskatchewan" 41
"Walk in the Rain Tonight" 10
1988 "Once Upon a Time" 23
"Tears on Mainstreet" 24
1989 "The Moon Is Out to Get Me" (with Linda Kidder) 10 Heart of a Dream
"Cowboy in Your Heart" 7
"The Colour of Your Collar" 12
1990 "Somewhere on the Island" 7
"In My Heart" (with Linda Kidder) 10
"Dance with This Old Cowboy" 13
1991 "Cry in the Wilderness" 15
"Drifting Cowboy" 20 Winds of October
1992 "Fire and Lace" (with Linda Kidder) 21
"Last Hurrah" 26
"Winds of October" 33
1993 "Never Say Goodbye" 32
"Train of Dreams" 10 Believe in Forever
1994 "Islanders" 25
"Trace Back to You" (with Anita Perras) 50
"What About Love" 33
1995 "Dancing Up a Storm" 26
1996 "Rhythm of Your Wings" 16 Under Western Skies

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