Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jimmy Rankin leads the way

Pick any major category for the upcoming East Coast Music Association’s music awards, and you’ll find the Mabou native’s name there. Rankin is nominated for entertainer of the year; album of the year, country recording of the year, and solo … Continue reading

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Rankin dominates ECMA nods with eight

One of the most nominated artists in East Coast Music Award history upped his tally on Friday, when Jimmy Rankin topped the list of 2012 ECMA nods with eight. The Nova Scotia singer-songwriter and member of the Rankin Family saw … Continue reading

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ECMA nominees show full spectrum of east coast talent

The best and brightest musicians from Canada’s east coast were highlighted Friday as the 2012 East Coast Music Award nominees were announced. Both Fredericton-born David Myles, and Bairdsville’s Matt Andersen grabbed five nominations each, including Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the … Continue reading

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Rankins step out of the freezer and into the kitchen

A sold-out one-night Valley audience can expect a down-home kitchen party time at the Cowichan Theatre later this month when the Rankin Family winds up its cross-Canada tour on Vancouver Island. And so far, Rankin family member Cookie Rankin told … Continue reading

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Rankin Family

Here’s a little taste of our show, shot on the first night of our tour in Thunder Bay, ON. Enjoy! Rankin Family Filmed and edited by the very talented Ms. Rebekka Redd

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A Conversation With JIMMY RANKIN!!!

Today I had the pleasure to chat with Canadian Country Music Superstar Jimmy Rankin. One of my favorite country singers and I absolutlely love his song “Followed Her Around”. Jimmy is back out on tour with his sisters Raylene, Heather … Continue reading

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The Rankins put focus on vocals

The Rankin Family is together again doing an acoustic version of their hits. Having reworked new and time-honoured songs, like Fare Thee Well Love, siblings Raylene, Jimmy, Cookie and Heather Rankin will bring what they call a down-home kitchen party … Continue reading

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Family wants to win Rankin guitar for injured man

A Nova Scotia family coping with a tragic car accident pulled together in an unusual way — they entered a contest to win a guitar signed by a well-known Cape Breton musician. Kelly Yeats, of East Dalhousie, said her nephew, … Continue reading

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Family Helps Seriously Injured Man Win Guitar from Jimmy Rankin

Mabou, NS – January 1, 2012 – Colleen Ingraham of Cheticamp, Nova Scotia has won an autographed Epiphone guitar from Jimmy Rankin and the prize will go to Robin Varner who was seriously injured in a car accident recently. Family … Continue reading

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