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Interview with Jimmy Rankin

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JIMMY RANKIN is an award-winning solo artist and songwriter and the lead singer/guitarist with the legendary group The Rankin Family. A dynamic live performer with a long list of hits, Jimmy moves effortlessly between Roots, Country and Pop, taking his audience on an unforgettable musical journey from Cape Breton to Nashville, and back again.  He is about to release his 6th full-length album Back Road Paradise. The album’s first single Cool Car is now at radio and the video is at CMT. Jimmy’s iconic Canadian voice, riveting live show, and award-winning songwriting have earned him a host of accolades including back-to-back Canadian Country Music Award wins for Roots Artist of the Year (2012, 2013), a 2012 Juno nomination for Country Recording of the Year, and most recently the #1 spot in CBC’s “Top Ten East Coast Song of All Time” for his hit single Fare Thee Well Love. Awards as a solo artist and with the Rankins include: 5 Junos, 28 East Coast Music Awards, 9 SOCAN top radio play Awards, 7 Canadian Country Music Awards, 2 Music NS Awards, 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards including Best New Solo Artist – Adult Contemporary.