One of Canada's favourite songwriters is hitting the road this fall with a career-spanning retrospective collection and concert tour to match. Jimmy Rankin is putting together his first-ever collection that draws on both his solo hits and his time with his legendary family band, The Rankins. Says Rankin, “I’ve been writing and performing since I was a kid so I figured, it’s time…I’m celebrating over 25 years as a singer
songwriter with a collection of hit songs and fan favourites that I wrote spanning my years with The Rankin Family and as a solo artist.”
Jimmy Rankin is known for a string of award-winning hits that have placed him at the forefront of the singer-songwriter movement in the country, including "Followed Her Around," "Here in My Heart," "Tripper" and "Cool Car." But going back to the Rankin days, he was also the writer who penned many of their chart-topping classics.
- 3-time Canadian Country Music Award winner
- 15-time East Coast Music Award winner
- 2011 Nova Scotia Music Award Winner - SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for "Here in My Heart"
- 2002 SOCAN Award Winner - Single of the Year for "Followed Her Around"
- 2002 Nova Scotia Music Award Winner - Music Industry Artist of the Year/Songwriter of the Year
- 2002 Canadian Radio Music Awards - Best New Solo Artist (Adult Contemporary)