Songwriter always open to hearing a good story

In his early projects with Celtic-pop outfit The Rankin Family, Rankin developed “a pretty amazing career with (them) which is still going. I did basically 10 years recording and playing all over the world…It was a very defining period in my life as a songwriter.”

Rankin, however, has also earned his chops as a solo artist. Rankin was named Roots Artist of the Year in 2002 by the Canadian Country Music Association, and has won 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.

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