Enter Contest to Win Exclusive Sunshine Village VIP Prize Package

This April, Jimmy Rankin will embark on his 19-date tour throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. The tour will kick off at Jimmy’s favourite Rocky Mountain ski resort, Sunshine Village in beautiful Banff, AB. Jimmy will be performing two special sets at the resort on April 7th. The 3:00pm set, invites those skiers and non-skiers alike, as admission is free with a lift ticket, a hotel stay, or with the purchase of a gondola pass. The 7:00 pm set is free for hotel guests of Sunshine Mountain Lodge.

To celebrate the tour, we are running a contest on Jimmy Rankin’s Facebook page, in which friends “share” or “like” the Facebook post containing the below image for a chance to win an exclusive Sunshine Village VIP Prize Package.

The winner will be drawn on Monday, April 6, 2015. The VIP Prize Package includes:

  • Admission to the 3:00 pm show
  • An exclusive VIP Meet & Greet with Jimmy
  • Two adult ski lift tickets to Sunshine Village Resort
  • VIP parking space for one car

To enter this contest for your chance to win the Sunshine Village VIP Prize Package, please visit Jimmy’s Facebook page, and simply “share” or “like” the post that contains the below photo. To qualify, the likes and shares have to come directly from Jimmy’s post.

Best of luck to all!


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Jimmy Rankin To Perform at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival This Summer

East Coast fans are pleased to learn today that their own Jimmy Rankin has been added to the line up for the seventh annual LOTTO MAX presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival, taking place from July 10-12, 2015, in Cavendish, PEI. Jimmy will be performing on the Main Stage on Friday July 10th, along with with country superstar Eric Church, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Dan & Shay, Kira Isabella, and The Bros. Landreth.

For tickets and more information, click here.


New Tour Dates Announced

Jimmy Rankin will be embarking on another large Western Canadian tour this coming Spring! It was recently announced that Jimmy will be performing 24 shows in February and April of 2015, hitting towns across Alberta and Saskatchewan. The shows will be in a special duo-format, featuring Jimmy and a guitarist.

Stay tuned to jimmyrankin.com for updated ticket information and venue details.

Back Road Paradise Tour:

February 6 – Wainwright, AB
February 7 – Wainwright, AB
February 8 – Spruce Grove, AB
February 10 – Brooks, AB
February 12 – Morinville, AB
February 13 – Coronation, AB
February 14 – Grand Prairie, AB
April 9 – Shaunavon, SK
April 10 – Biggar, SK
April 11 – Melfort, SK
April 14 – La Ronge, SK
April 15 – Rosthern, SK
April 16 – Watrous, SK
April 17 – Kindersley, SK
April 18 – Calgary, AB
April 19 – Cremona, AB
April 22 – Assiniboia, SK
April 23 – Leader, SK
April 24 – Luseland, SK
April 25 – Turner Valley, AB
April 26 – Stettler, AB
April 27 – Drayton Valley, AB
April 28 – Drayton Valley, AB
April 29 – Golden, BC

Jimmy Wins Country Recording of the Year at Music Nova Scotia Awards

Earlier today, Jimmy Rankin took home the award for Country Recording of the Year at this year’s Music Nova Scotia Awards. Mickey Quase was able to accept the award on behalf of Jimmy today in Truro, Nova Scotia.

The award was for Jimmy’s latest full-length album, Back Road Paradise, which was released on April 1, 2014. The album would not be made possible without the incredible team that was assembled in creating this album, including Bill Bell (producer), and all the songwriters and musicians whose work was featured on this album. Jimmy would also like to thank his fans for their dedication, to Mickey Quase, Music Nova Scotia, FACTOR, CMT, S. L. Feldman, Dale Speaking, Listen Harder, Fontana North & his management team, Mia and Dara.

The album is available on iTunes here.

“Whiskey” Official Video Premiere

The official video for Jimmy Rankin’s newest single, “Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down” has now been released to YouTube.  The song is the second single from Jimmy’s most recent album, Back Road Paradise, which was released on April 1, 2014. The video was directed by Stephano Barberis, and was filmed in Downtown Vancouver.

To watch the video, click here.

If you like the song, please be sure to request it at your local country radio station and at CMT!


“Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down” Official Music Video Coming….

The wait is soon over, as the official music video for Jimmy Rankin’s new single, “Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down” will be released this week! Stay tuned to see the final result…

Also, a big congratulations goes out to Stephano Barberis, who directed the recent music video. Stephano took home two British Columbia Country Music Awards last night.


Fan-Generated Video for New Single Is Released

Jimmy asked fans to send in videos showing what they do after a hard week at work…and they delivered!

This video, set to ‘Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down‘ from Back Road Paradise, is made from videos sent in by fans and some footage of Jimmy performing and recording his official music video.

Look for appearances from Johnny Reid, Leah Daniels, Patricia Conroy, Beverley Mahood, Jess Moskaluke, The Pirates of Halifax…and Bubbles from ‘Trailer Park Boys’

Big thanks to all the fans and artists who submitted videos. We hope you enjoy the video!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GciXwtpOJ_c

Edited by Roo – Dale Speaking

Big Thanks To:

Christine Smith
Lee and Dougie Rice
Ceilidh and Zander Webster
Steve Goldthwaite
The Herald Crew
Jason Rideout
Colton Craft
Rick Card
Debbie Green
Johnstown Family
Jeannie, Lindsay and Val
Anthea and Douglas
Tammy Power
Gail McNeil
Adam MacLennan
The Real Housewives of BVJ
K. Wilson
Bernadette, Joe, Shane, and Rebekah Westin
Grant Carabin
Adam Maclennan
Scott Parkes
Karen Murphy
Paul Ferguson

Press Release: Jimmy Rankin Announces Fall Tour







(Photo by: Mark Maryanovich)

“ [Back Road Paradise] has a polished sheen to its songs, upbeat and hook-filled, underscored by country touches like fiddle and pedal steel….Back Road Paradise’s lively new songs are destined to become onstage favourites.” – Chronicle Herald

“…the catchiest batch of tunes Rankin’s ever written, with all the hallmarks of what he does: Smart lyrics, great vocals, perfectly crafted songwriter material, couched ina bigger, modern country sound…It’s the best vocal album he’s ever done.” – CBC

(SEPTEMBER 15, 2014) Canadian roots artist and perennial fan favourite JIMMY RANKIN is set to embark on a 24-date Fall tour this October and November, hitting multiple stops within Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The tour kicks off in Lockeport, NS on October 3, 2014 and is in support of Jimmy’s 6th solo LP Back Road Paradise, available now on Song Dog Music/Fontana North. Says Jimmy, “We’ve gotten so much positive response to the songs on this album and lots of requests for more shows within various provinces… we’re digging deep with more tour dates in those places.” See below for detailed tour dates.

Back Road Paradise features 12 brand-new Rankin compositions, including the hit single “Cool Car” and duets with Grammy winner and bluegrass icon Alison Krauss, as well as Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy. The LP has enjoyed much critical acclaim, and first single “Cool Car” ranked #2 of CMT’s most popular videos. The album’s follow-up track, “Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down” was just released and has been rapidly climbing the Country charts. The official video for the single was recently shot in Vancouver by award-winning director, Stephano Barberis, and will be released later this month.

Jimmy Rankin has established himself as one of the most entertaining and respected Canadian artists in the recording industry. His career boasts multi-platinum sales and numerous industry awards for his work as front man for Celtic-Pop heroes, The Rankin Family and as a marquee Canadian solo singer/ songwriter. A dynamic live performer with broad demographic appeal, Rankin’s shows draw from an impressive catalog of hits, moving effortlessly between Roots, Country and Pop stylings.


10.03 – Lockeport, NS @ Lockeport Regional High School
10.04 – Pictou, NS @ deCoste Centre
10.07 – Berwick, NS @ Union Street Cafe
10.08 – Truro, NS @ Marigold Cultural Centre
10.09 – Mabou, NS @ Strathspey Place
10.10 – Guysborough, NS @ Chedabucto Place Performance Centre
10.11 – Charlottetown, PE @ Confederation Centre of the Arts
10.19 – Brandon, MB @ Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
10.20 – Estevan, SK @ Estevan Comprehensive High School
10.21 – Redvers, SK @ Redvers Recreation Centre
10.22 – Kipling, SK @ Kipling Community Centre
10.23 – Moosomin, SK @ Moosomin Community Theatre
10.24 – Langenburg, SK @ Langenburg Community Theatre
10.25 – Preeceville, SK @ Preeceville Legion Hall
10.26 – Wadena, SK @ Wadena Community Legion Hall
10.28 – Hudson Bay, SK @ Brooks Hall
10.29 – Canora, SK @ Canora Composite School
10.30 – Kamsack, SK @ Kamsack Playhouse
11.01 – Indian Head, SK @ Grand Theatre
11.03 – Weyburn, SK @ The Cugnet Centre
11.04 – Deloraine, MB @ Deloraine Winchester Theatre
11.06 – Snow Lake, MB @ Snow Lake Community Hall
11.07 – The Pas MB, @ The Kelsey School
11.08 – Thompson, MB @ Letkemann Theatre
12.07 – Wolfville, NS @ University Hall

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Jimmy Rankin Announces Fall Tour

Jimmy Rankin is set to embark on a large, 24-date fall tour in October and November of this year, hitting multiple stops within Nova Scotia, Price Edward Island, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He will be kicking off his tour in Lockeport, NS, on October 3rd. A complete list of tour dates can be viewed at Jimmy Rankin’s Tour Page.

The Western Canadian dates will be added very soon, so keep visiting the website!

The tour will be in support of Jimmy’s latest album release, Back Road Paradise, which was released on April 1st, 2014. The album was received with much critical acclaim, following the album’s first single, “Cool Car”, which reached #32 on the BDS Country Charts. The album’s follow-up single, “Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down” was released on August 11th, and has been climbing the charts rapidly. The official video for the single is due to be released by late-September.

For ticket information for these upcoming shows, please visit Jimmy Rankin’s Tour Page.

We Need YOUR Help For Jimmy’s New Video

In anticipation of Jimmy Rankin’s new single, “Whiskey When The Sun Goes Down“, to be released to radio mid-August, Jimmy has asked for YOUR help in creating a music video!

We want you to send in videos of you singing along to the song, and showing us what you do when the sun goes down. It could be relaxing with friends, having a BBQ, sitting by a lake, or enjoying your favourite sunset view. We will include our favourites in a new fan-generated video for the song.

Please keep the videos to about 30 seconds, and send us high resolution videos to contest@jimmyrankin.com.

*Note: if you’re filming with your iPhone, please hold them horizontally. 

This contest’s deadline has been extended to Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, so send your videos soon!