Monday 12pm: Across The Tracks – Canada

January 14, 2019
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Today we feature music featuring Canada in the title and other tracks about the country.

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Canada’s southern border with the United States is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada’s climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century, British and French expeditions explored, and later settled, along the Atlantic coast. As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: The Fray (Singles) 9:30am ET

May 25, 2015
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the_frayThe Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life in 2005, which was certified double platinum by the RIAA and platinum in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The Fray achieved national success with their first single, “Over My Head (Cable Car)”, which became a top ten hit in the United States. The release of their second single, “How to Save a Life”, brought the band worldwide fame. The song charted in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 and was a top 5 single in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

The group’s self-titled, second album, released in 2009, debuted at number-one on the Billboard charts and was certified gold in the United States, Australia and Canada. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2010. While both the albums were commercially successful, critical reception was mixed. The Fray was ranked No. 84 on Billboard‍ ’​s “Artists of the Decade” list. Their third album Scars & Stories, released in 2012, achieved moderate commercial success; debuting and peaking at number four on the Billboard 200. The album again received mixed reviews from critics. The band’s fourth and latest album, Helios, was released in February 2014.

Artist Countdown: Terri Clark Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @TerriClarkMusic

August 11, 2014
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TerriClarkTerri Lynn Sauson (born August 5, 1968), known professionally as Terri Clark, is a Canadian country music artist who has had success in both Canada and the United States. Signed to Mercury Records in 1995, she released her self-titled debut that year. Both it and its two follow-ups, 1996’s Just the Same and 1998’s How I Feel, were certified platinum in both countries, and produced several Top Ten country hits.

Her fourth album, 2000’s Fearless, though certified gold in Canada, was not as successful in the U.S., producing no Top 10 hits. Pain to Kill from 2003 restored her chart momentum in the U.S. with “I Just Wanna Be Mad” and “I Wanna Do It All”, while a 2004 greatest hits album produced the Number One “Girls Lie Too”. A non-album single, “The World Needs a Drink”, and the 2005 album Life Goes On were her last releases for Mercury before she signed to BNA Records in 2007. There, she released the singles “Dirty Girl” and “In My Next Life”. Although the latter went to Number One in Canada, she has not released an album for BNA.

Clark’s albums have accounted for more than twenty singles, including six Number Ones. “If I Were You”, “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”, “Emotional Girl” and “In My Next Life” all topped the country charts in Canada, “Girls Lie Too” reached Number One only in the U.S., and “You’re Easy on the Eyes” was a Number One in both countries. – Wikipedia

1 You’re Easy on the Eyes
2 Now That I Found You
3 Everytime I Cry
4 Poor Poor Pitiful Me
5 If I Were You
6 Emotional Girl
7 When Boy Meets Girl
8 Better Things to Do
9 I Just Wanna Be Mad
10 Girls Lie Too
11 I Wanna Do It All
12 Suddenly Single
13 Unsung Hero
14 Just the Same
15 A Little Gasoline
16 Dirty Girl
17 In My Next Life
18 She Didn’t Have Time
19 The World Needs a Drink
20 No Fear
21 Movin’ On (featuring Dean Brody)
22 Three Mississippi
23 Love Is a Rose
24 Something in the Water
25 Getting There
26 If You Want Fire
27 Gypsy Boots
28 We’re Here for a Good Time
29 Empty
30 Damn Right
31 Slow News Day
32 A Million Ways to Run
33 You Tell Me (featuring Johnny Reid)
34 Northern Girl
35 The One

Artist Countdown: Gordon Lightfoot Top 35 Hits 1pm ET @Lightfoot365

November 17, 2013
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Gordon LightfootGordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and internationally as a folk-rock legend.

Lightfoot’s songs, including “For Lovin’ Me”, “Early Morning Rain”, “Steel Rail Blues”, “Ribbon of Darkness”—a number one hit on the U.S. country charts with Marty Robbins’ cover in 1965— and the 1967 Detroit riot-generated “Black Day In July” brought him international recognition in the 1960s. He experienced chart success in Canada with his own recordings, beginning in 1962 with the Number 3 hit “(Remember Me) I’m the One”. Lightfoot’s recordings then made an impact on the international music charts as well in the 1970s, with songs such as “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970) (Number 5 on the US charts), “Sundown” (1974), “Carefree Highway” (1974), “Rainy Day People” (1975), all reaching number 1, and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976) (reaching number 2).

Some of Lightfoot’s albums have achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. His songs have been recorded by some of the world’s most renowned recording artists, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., The Kingston Trio, Marty Robbins, George Hamilton IV, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Viola Wills, Richie Havens, The Replacements, Harry Belafonte, Tony Rice, Sandy Denny (with Fotheringay), The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Scott Walker, Sarah McLachlan, John Mellencamp, Toby Keith, Peter, Paul and Mary, Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, The Irish Rovers and Olivia Newton-John.

By January 2002 Lightfoot had written 30 new songs for his next studio album. He recorded guitar and vocal demos of some of these new songs. In September, before the second concert of a two-night stand in Orillia, Lightfoot suffered severe stomach pain and was airlifted to McMaster Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. He underwent surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, and he remained in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Lightfoot endured a six-week coma and a tracheotomy, and he underwent four surgical operations.[28] All of his remaining 2002 concert dates were canceled. More than three months after being taken to the McMaster Medical Center, Lightfoot was released in December to continue his recovery at home.

In 2003 Lightfoot underwent follow-up surgery to continue the treatment of his abdominal condition. In November he signed a new recording contract with Linus Entertainment and began rehearsing with his band for the first time since his illness. Also in 2003, Borealis Records, a related label to Linus Entertainment, released Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot. On this album, various artists, including The Cowboy Junkies, Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Winchester, Maria Muldaur, and The Tragically Hip interpreted Lightfoot’s songs. The final track on the album, “Lightfoot”, was the only song not previously released by Lightfoot. It was composed and performed by Aengus Finnan.

In January 2004 Lightfoot completed work on his album Harmony, which he had mostly recorded prior to his illness. The album was released on his new home label of Linus Records on May 11 of that year. It was his 20th original album and included a single and new video for “Inspiration Lady.” Other songs were “Clouds Of Loneliness,” “Sometimes I Wish,” “Flyin’ Blind”, and “No Mistake About It.” The album contained the upbeat yet reflective track called “End Of All Time”

In July 2004 he made a surprise comeback performance, his first since falling ill, at Mariposa in Orillia, performing “I’ll Tag Along” solo. In August he performed a five-song solo set in Peterborough, Ontario, at a flood relief benefit. In November he made his long-awaited return to the concert stage with two sold-out benefit shows in Hamilton, Ontario.

Robbie Robertson of The Band declared that Lightfoot was one of his “favourite Canadian songwriters and is absolutely a national treasure.” Bob Dylan, also a Lightfoot fan, called him one of his favourite songwriters, and in an often-quoted tribute to his fellow songwriter, Dylan once observed that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song he wished “it would last forever.” Lightfoot was a featured musical performer at the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (arts) in 1979 and the Companion of the Order of Canada—Canada’s highest civilian honor—in 2003. On February 6, 2012, Lightfoot was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. In June of that same year he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Sundown
2 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
3 Carefree Highway
4 If You Could Read My Mind
5 The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes)
6 You Are What I Am
7 Rainy Day People
8 Race Among The Ruins
9 Talking in Your Sleep
10 Beautiful
11 Dream Street Rose
12 Daylight Katy
13 Anything for Love
14 Baby Step Back
15 Summer Side of Life
16 I’m Not Sayin’
17 Me and Bobby McGee
18 Stay Loose
19 Dreamland
20 Spin Spin
21 Blackberry Wine
22 Approaching Lavender
23 Go Go Round
24 The Way I Feel
25 Bitter Green
26 Black Day in July
27 If I Could
28 Ribbon of Darkness
29 Canadian Railroad Trilogy
30 Alberta Bound
31 In My Fashion
32 I’ll Prove My Love
33 Waiting for You
34 Inspiration Lady
35 It’s Worth Believin’

 

Artist Countdown: Bryan Adams Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @bryanadams

November 4, 2013
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BryanAdamsBryan Guy Adams, OC OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor and photographer. Best known for hit singles including “Summer of ’69“, “Run To You”, number one single “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” and “18 Til I Die” album. His latest studio album ’11’ was released in 2008.

For his contributions to music, Adams has garnered many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television in 1992. He has also won MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, two Ivor Novello Awards for song composition and has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards for his songwriting for films.

Adams was awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia for contributions to popular music and philanthropic work via his own foundation, which helps improve education for people around the world.

Adams was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the 2,435th star in March 2011 and Canada’s Walk of Fame in 1998, and in April 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Canada’s Juno Awards. In 2008, Bryan was ranked 38 on the list of All-Time top artists by the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. On 13 January 2010, he received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for his part in numerous charitable concerts and campaigns during his career, and on 1 May 2010 was given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
2 All for Love (with Rod Stewart & Sting)
3 Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
4 Please Forgive Me
5 Can’t Stop This Thing We Started
6 I Finally Found Someone (with Barbra Streisand)
7 It’s Only Love(with Tina Turner)
8 Heaven
9 When You’re Gone (with Melanie C)
10 The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You
11 Summer of ’69
12 Let’s Make a Night to Remember
13 Heat of the Night
14 Here I Am
15 There Will Never Be Another Tonight
16 Thought I’d Died and Gone to Heaven
17 Run to You
18 Cloud Number Nine
19 Open Road
20 Back to You
21 Do I Have to Say the Words?
22 Somebody
23 On a Day Like Today
24 This Time
25 The Best of Me
26 I Thought I’d Seen Everything
27 Cuts Like a Knife
28 Hearts on Fire
29 Straight from the Heart
30 Kids Wanna Rock
31 Victim of Love
32 All I Want Is You
33 18 til I Die
34 I’ll Always Be Right There
35 Inside Out

Artist Countdown: Bachman Turner Overdrive Top 20 6pm ET @BachmanTurner

September 19, 2013
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The Anthology (Bachman–Turner Overdrive album)

The Anthology (Bachman–Turner Overdrive album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BTOBachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their 1970s catalog included five Top 40 albums and six U.S. Top 40 singles (ten in Canada). The band has sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide, and has fans affectionately known as “gearheads” (derived from the band’s gear-shaped logo). Many of their songs, including “Let It Ride“, “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet“, “Takin’ Care of Business“, “Hey You” and “Roll On Down the Highway“, still receive play on classic-rock stations.

After the band went into a hiatus in 2005, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner reunited in 2009 to tour and collaborate on a new album. In 2010, they played the halftime show at the Grey Cup in Edmonton, AB.  (Source: WIkipedia)

1 You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
2 Hey You
3 Roll On Down the Highway
4 Takin’ Care of Business
5 Let It Ride
6 Down To The Line
7 Take It Like A Man
8 Blue Collar
9 Lookin’ Out For #1
10 Gimme Your Money Please
11 My Wheels Won’t Turn
12 Heartaches
13 Life Still Goes On (I’m Lonely)
14 Shotgun Rider
15 Down The Road
16 Jamaica
17 The House of the Rising Sun
18 Welcome Home
19 Rollin’ Along
20 Blown

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