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Hailing from the prairie province of Manitoba, Doc Walker is one of Canada’s most
renowned country music bands. With a career spanning over two decades Doc Walker
first emerged onto the scene with the release of their debut album Good Day to Ride in
Since then, Doc Walker has released six award-nominated albums and has earned 12
Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards. With the release of their highly
successful album Beautiful Life in 2008, Doc Walker swept up the awards scene,
winning the CCMA Award’s coveted Fans’ Choice Award along with the award for
Album, Single, and Songwriters’ of the Year. This album’s success continued in 2009,
winning a JUNO Award for Country Recording of the Year.
With over 30 hit singles and twenty years of headlining on both national and international stages, Doc Walker has established themselves as a legendary Canadian country music
act. Recognized as one of the hardest working bands in the business, it is their passion for creating and performing music that fans adore which has set Thorsteinson and Wasyliw
apart from other artists in the industry.
Recording their latest installment at Noble Street Studios in Toronto, ON and the famous Blackbird Studio in Nashville, TN the band had the pleasure of working with awardwinning
producers Gavin Brown (Metric, The Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies) and Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Eli Young Band). The 8th, which happens to be
their eighth studio album will be released on Tuesday, October 21st and features the Top 10 hit “Put It Into Drive”, the up-tempo “Shake It Like It’s Saturday Night”, and the
latest track “That’s How I Like It”, an homage to both Thorsteinson and Wasyliw’s wives.
In the fall of 2014 Doc Walker, one of Open Road Recordings finest, will hit the road for the cross-Canada Bands on the Run tour featuring label mates The Road Hammers and
U.S. act Blackjack Billy for what is sure to be the most talked about party tour of the year!
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