Toronto, ON – March 28, 2011 – It’s been four years since the release of Edge of Day, and Canadian country and folk artist, Jimmy Rankin, is back April 12th with his fourth solo studio album, the beautifully crafted, Forget About The World.

True to Rankin’s signature style, songs on Forget About the World run the gamut from country/pop to more stripped down singer-songwriter offerings. In their celebration of the roller coaster ride that is love, loss and everything in between, the twelve tracks that comprise Forget About the World are universal enough to resonate with just about anyone who hears them but delivered in a way that’s so personal they seem as if they were written for you alone.

The album’s first single, Here In My Heart, features a guest performance on guitar by international country superstar, Keith Urban, a long-time fan and vocal supporter of Rankin’s. After only two short weeks since the single’s release, the track has shot up the charts and has been the #1 most added song to country radio. You’ll also recognize another voice on the album with alt-country songstress Serena Ryder lending her talents to Walk That Way.

While maintaining his strong country roots, Rankin takes the album a step further. Veins of a more mainstream singer-songwriter run through the record, bridging the gap from country to pop with great finesse. Whether it’s the surging Perfect that recognizes the most meaningful escape is often found with a true companion, the contemplative separation prayer that is Lost, or the title track’s feathery disappearing act into another’s arms – acoustic-grounded, Forget About The World is a singular kind of country record.

On April 16th as part of the East Coast Music Awards, where his solo efforts have been awarded in the past, Rankin will officially launch Forget About the World with a special performance at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. In short order, Jimmy will get the show on the road with a cross-Canada tour that kicks off in Wakefield, QC on April 28th.

Rankin’s past solo records have garnered much praise from the recording industry. In addition to multi-platinum album sales and Junos won with the Rankin Family, his previous efforts have earned him ECMAs for: Country Artist of the year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, and Roots Traditional Solo Recording of the Year, as well as two Canadian Radio Music Awards, six SOCAN top radio play Awards and several Juno nominations. With the release of Forget About The World, Rankin’s skill as a songwriter shines through and his lyrics paint a picture of the everyday – for better or for worse – walk through life and love.

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