The Kemptville Live Music Festival is very pleased to announce that 6 time Juno award winner, Order of Canada AND Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame Inductee, Burton Cummings and his Band will headline the CHEZ 106.1 stage, Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Kemptville Live Music Festival in Kemptville Ontario.
Few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings has enjoyed in a dazzling career spanning more than forty years. Whether as lead singer and songwriter with the Guess Who, or on his own, Burton Cummings has amassed more hit records than just about any other Canadian performer in history. “These Eyes”, “Laughing”, “No Time”, “American Woman”, “Share the Land”, “Clap For The Wolfman”, “Stand Tall” and more all bear Burton’s distinctive stamp. His voice has been rated among the finest in rock music.
As a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Prairie Music Hall of Fame, six-time Juno Award winner, recipient of the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performing Arts Award, 22 SOCAN Awards and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for over 1 million airplays of his songs, Burton Cummings is one of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history. With the Guess Who he earned the first US platinum album by a Canadian artist, and on his own the first quadruple platinum Canadian-produced album. Altogether Burton has earned some 80 platinum and gold record awards. Recently, the best-selling book “The 100 Top Canadian Singles” ranked American Woman the greatest Canadian single of all time. He also enjoys a worldwide stature shared by only a select few Canadian artists.
The consummate artist, performer and professional, Burton possesses an extraordinary gift for entertaining. As a concert draw, he is second to none delighting audiences from 10 to 10,000. His most recent album, 2008’s critically-acclaimed Above The Ground, was his first ever to feature all original songs by Burton. Fans and critics alike glowed with superlatives citing the album as his best work in decades. Canadian rock music royalty, Burton Cummings remains at the top of his game as an unrivaled singer, songwriter and recording The Kemptville Live Music Festival runs Thursday, July 20 until Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the Kemptville College, Kemptville, Ontario. Tickets are available online today at www.kemptvillelivemusicfestival.com.