Canadian country artist Chris Buck discusses his new single ‘Cowboy Boots’ featuring Gord Bamford, plus his inaugural Boots ‘N Boats festival

The Chris Buck Band is throwing it back – to a golden era that changed country music forever.

With a nod to the ‘90s Chris Buck partners up with Gord Bamford on the toe-tapping new track, “Cowboy Boots,” available now via Sakamoto Music.

SWOMP caught up with Buck for an interview. Listen, below:

Buck’s inspiration stemmed from his roots, leading to this electrifying collaboration with Bamford, one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history.

Securing Bamford for the song was, well, as simple as asking.

After writing “Cowboy Boots,” Buck said to his producer, the Grammy-nominated Matt McClure, “wouldn’t this be an even greater song if we got Gord Bamford on it?”

“One thing led to another and I’m beyond grateful to have Gord on board,” says Buck.

“He fits this song perfectly; it was meant to be.”

“Cowboy Boots” signals the start of a new era for Chris Buck, who took a brief hiatus from music to contemplate his next steps. His objective with “Cowboy Boots” and the forthcoming releases that will follow, was not to try and replicate the past, but rather to recapture the feeling he had growing up listening to timeless tunes.

“I hate to say it but I had to take some time off to figure out what I wanted to do creatively to fill my soul again,” says Buck. “I fell in love with country music because of Alan Jackson, Steve Earle and Garth Brooks, and now I am putting my own touch on it. A year ago, I started writing barn-burners and toe-steppers. It just feels right to me and I reignited my passion for creating music.”

As proud as Buck is about his new music, he’s even prouder about another change. He not only had to redefine his approach to music but also to life itself.

“I have been sober for over a year now. I’ve never felt better and can’t remember a year I have worked so hard at something.”

Buck is gearing up for a busy summer of touring, and recently unveiled the inaugural Boots ‘N Boats singer-songwriter festival, a one-of-a-kind musical experience that mixes the honky-tonks with the tranquility of the lake, set to take place June 21-23 in Lake Country, BC.

Listen to the new tune, below:

More details about Chris:

Chris Buck is built for country music.

Since he can remember, it’s a genre and lifestyle that’s always spoken to him.

From humble beginnings on the road playing country music club after club, to the release of his Billboard Top 20 hit “That’s When You Know,” and his newest acclaimed album Answers, the Chris Buck experience is upbeat, positive, heartfelt, and wastes no time in pulling in fans. The album reached over a million streams in its first few months, showcasing Chris’s growth as both a songwriter and artist.

Accomplishment is no stranger to Chris, as each of his three album releases have broken a barrier for him, including #1 most added radio single, 6 months on SiriusXM’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list, CCMA nominations, numerous BC Country Music Awards, and five Top 40 hits.

In 2021, he signed a publishing deal with Anthem Entertainment, catapulting his writing career to new heights.

Check out his official website

More details about Gord:

Australian Born, Alberta Raised.

The most awarded artist in Canadian Country Music.

Gord has received 26 Canadian Country Music Association Awards and multiple JUNO Award Nominations.

With over 85 million streams and 5 billion audience impressions on the radio globally, Bamford still remains the only two-time winner of the CMA Global Country Artist award.

The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation has generated over $5 million in its 15 years of operation, and has supported over 60 children’s charities across Canada.

Bamford’s philanthropy is widely respected by his industry peers, who have presented him with various awards, including the CCMA Humanitarian of The Year, MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award (MIMAA) and The 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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