It’s not that Jimmy Rankin puts his heart on his sleeve, but he’s sure not afraid to roll’em up and consider the state of love in the modern world. With his fourth solo CD, Forget About the World (released April 12, 2011, Song Dog Label), Jimmy Rankin serves up a decidedly jubilant songwriter record that celebrates love and life with a fervour. Rankin takes listeners on a musical journey with a dozen songs imbued with a strong sense of imagery that captures the essence of emotions, moments where things change – for the better, for the worse, forever.
Forget About the World has earned a slew of awards and critical praise. It was nominated for Juno Country Recording of the Year, a record breaking 8 ECMAs, and has won a CCMA for “Roots Artist of the Year”, Music Nova Scotia’s “SOCAN Songwriter of the Year” Award, and a SOCAN top radio play award for “Up All Night”. Jimmy was also declared one of CBC Radio’s Top 50 Artists of 2011 and his song “Here in My Heart” was named the #1 Canadian Country song of 2011 by Top Country.
Jimmy’s upcoming Christmas album, “Tinseltown” produced by Bill Bell, will feature 4 beautifully crafted original holiday songs, destined to become seasonal radio favorites, as well as a selection of 8 well known and loved Christmas classics. “Tinseltown” will distributed nationally through Fontana North and its release will be supported by an extensive cross-Canada tour in November and December of 2012.