Gord Bamford Pairs With Jim Cuddy For New Single

Canadian country artist Gord Bamford has released “Ain’t It Grand” — his duet with Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy – as the second single from his forthcoming album.

The pair debuted the song live during the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in Regina earlier this month.

“To sing with Jim Cuddy is surreal,” Bamford, in a release. “If you told me when I started my career I would be singing a song with Jim Cuddy I would not have believed you. He is someone I have admired for a long time.”

The collaboration came to be during Juno week in Ottawa earlier this year as both singers were lacing up their skates for the Juno Cup. Bamford asked Cuddy if he’d sing on one of his songs and the latter replied: “Sure.”

“Ain’t It Grand” follows “Livin’ on Summertime” from Bamford’s new album, due out next year.