Corb Lund

Singer, songwriter
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Corb Lund is an alt-country singer-songwriter from Alberta, Canada, referred to as the "the thinking cowboy's troubadour." He grew up in a ranching and rodeo family in the foothills of Southern Alberta, then spent the early years of his career writing songs and playing bass for an indie rock band.

Lund's music reflects his Western heritage and rock and roll roots. His distinct blend of Americana-meets-roots-meets-alt-country has attracted accolades from critics in Canada and the U.S., who have called him one of the "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" (Rolling Stone Country).

His 2015 release, Things That Can't Be Undone, was produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton). His previous record, 2014's Counterfeit Blues, was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, and was the focus of a 2-hour CMT special. Previous to that, 2012's Cabin Fever debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts, and Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer is certified platinum in Canada.

Lund tours extensively with his three-piece band, the Hurtin' Albertans, throughout Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Australia. Currently signed to New West Records, Lund is an eight-time Canadian Country Music Awards Roots Artist of the Year, the 2017 BreakOut West Roots Solo Artist of the Year, and has many other awards and accolades, including a JUNO Award, under his belt.

He has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens - from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch. His new album, El Viejo, pays tribute to the late Ian Tyson, Lund's friend and mentor. The album will be released Feb. 23, 2024.