Jimmy Rankin’s Official Video – Been Away

Here is the video for the first single from Jimmy Rankin’s new album “Moving East”, available September 28th.

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True North Records debut album produced by Joel Plaskett

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Now this is big news. One of the true originals in Canadian music has moved from Nashville to Nova Scotia, and is celebrating with music only he could make. Jimmy Rankin’s new Moving East (out September 28, True North Records) is pure East Coast, a homecoming album featuring true stories, tall tales and bittersweet ballads, and the classic folk-rock sound that Rankin helped pioneer.

Just at a time when people are searching out authentic cultural voices, strong stories and well-crafted songs, Rankin has made an unapologetically East Coast folk-rock record, with a raw, unsentimental and current edge. “I’m putting the party back in the kitchen” quips Rankin.

It’s called Moving East because that’s exactly what Jimmy’s done. He’s moved back to Nova Scotia after seven years living and working in Nashville. Hooking up with fellow Nova Scotian Joel Plaskett as producer, he’s made an album appealing to young and old alike, with songs running the gamut from gritty pub tunes to soulful ballads all featuring great storytelling, and fine songwriting.

One of the most famed Canadian songwriters, Jimmy Rankin wrote such classic Rankin hits as “North Country,” “You Feel The Same Way Too,” and the Juno winning single “Fare The Well Love,” voted the #1 East Coast song of all time by CBC listeners across Canada. His own hits include “Followed Her Around,” “Morning Bound Train,” and “Cool Car.” Jimmy’s the guy who wrote “Mull River Shuffle” a Cape Breton anthem with an all-ages cult following, jamming dance floors and mosh pits at parties, weddings and raves as the last big song of the night.

Says Rankin “With Moving East, I was trying to distil the fabric of Maritime culture into a musical collection replete with life’s highs and lows, and breathe life into stories that capture a feeling, a moment in time, live off the floor and organic.” It’s an album full of classic Cape Breton storytelling, unashamedly celebrating his moving back, and making the music he loves. Now that’s a homecoming.

28-Sep-18 Oshawa, ON Regent Theatre
29-Sep-18 Cookstown, ON Ironhorse
2-Oct-18 Belleville, ON Empire Theatre
3-Oct-18 London, ON Aeolian Hall
4-Oct-18 Toronto, ON Great Hall
5-Oct-18 Hamilton, ON The Studio
6-Oct-18 Burnstown, ON Neat Café
9-Oct-18 Winnipeg, MB West End Cultural Centre
10-Oct-18 Regina, SK Casino Regina
11-Oct-18 Saskatoon, SK Bassment
12-Oct-18 Fort Sask, AB Shell Theatre
14-22 Oct-18 Northwest Territories Various Venues
26-Oct-18 Red Deer, AB The Elks Lodge
28-29 Oct-18 Calgary, AB Ironwood
2-Nov-18 Sidney, BC Charlie White Theatre
3-Nov-18 White Rock, BC Blue Frog Studios

For more information, contact: Eric Alper  (eric@truenorthrecords.com)

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