Seeing how The Rankins hail from Atlantic Canada, we were arguably wise to the talent within the band long before they went on to national and international fame. And while The Rankin Family continues to tour, write and record, primary band songwriter Jimmy Rankin has carved out a nice little solo career for himself. And frankly, it is not just fellow Canadians that have stood up and taken notice.
Rankin’s fourth record, Forget About The World, was released this past April and boasts writing and musical collaborations with fellow Canucks Serena Ryder and Christina Martin. Perhaps the biggest feather in Rankin’s hat this time around was having his old pal, country superstar Keith Urban, stopping in to lend his talent to his friend’s record.