Gordon Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time. Lightfoot – who was born in Orillia, Ontario -- has recorded twenty albums in total yielding six gold, four platinum and two multi-platinum recordings. This year marks the 50th anniversary since his first single received airplay in Canada. It was in the summer of 1962 when he released “(Remember Me) I’m The One” which reached #3 on CHUM Radio in Toronto. Throughout the span of his career, Lightfoot has earned sixteen #1 hits, eighteen Top 10 hits and twenty-one Top 40 hits. Additionally in the US, he has earned five #1 hits, five Top 10 hits and thirteen Top 40 hits. Aside from success in writing and singing his own songs, he has received the ultimate compliment by having his songs performed and recorded by such greats as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Anne Murray, Sarah McLachlan and Barbra Streisand.
His classic hits includes “Canadian Railroad Trilogy”, “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, “Carefree Highway”, “Rainy Day People” and “The Wreck Of The Edmond Fitzgerald”. This past June, Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York where he was honoured for his role in “helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960’s and 1970’s”. In addition, he has earned five Grammy Award nominations while in Canada, he has won seventeen Juno Awards. He has been decorated with the highest honours bestowed to a civilian including the Governor’s General Award, a Companion of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of Ontario. He is also a member of Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as well. Don’t miss the legendary Gordon Lightfoot when he’ll be bringing his North American concert tour to Boulevard Casino’s Red Robinson Show Theatre for one night only on March 15, 2013.