BLUE RODEO is one of Canada’s most iconic bands with over 3 decades of success on the Canadian music scene. In the 30 years since forming, Blue Rodeo have sold over 4 million records, won countless Juno awards, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada, and have been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for their contributions to Canadian music. They last took the Hoedown stage in 2013, where they performed to a sold-out crowd in celebration of the event’s 25th anniversary.
Gord Bamford Performances By
GORD BAMFORD stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music, with an impressive 24 CCMA Awards, as well as multiple JUNO nominations. He is the only two-time winner of Nashville’s CMA Global Country Artist Award, and has achieved a Certified Platinum Album and Single, as well as three Certified Gold Singles and two Certified Gold Albums.
In addition to his 20 year career in country music and his numerous accolades, Gord Bamford champions giving back. The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has raised over $3 million for children’s charities across Canada.
Beverley Mahood Performances By
BEVERLEY MAHOOD is a successful singer-songwriter, highly recognized musically for her solo albums, as well as her role in the female country trio “Lace,” created by David Foster. Beverley Mahood has frequented the charts with hit singles, and is also credited for her songwriting for artists like Celine Dion. She is the longtime host of the Magna Hoedown, as well as a Judge and Mentor for the Magna Hoedown Showdown Talent Competition.
Beverley Mahood’s passion for community rivals her love of music, and in 2014 she was recognized with the CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award.