Canada's esteemed foll/pop troubador
Five Grammys and worldwide impact. Wrote "Early Morning Rain" and "If You Could Read My Mind"
Gordon Lightfoot is the author and voice of these and many timeless songs including Early Morning Rain, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Sundown, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Beautiful, Ribbon Of Darkness, Rainy Day People, That's What You Get For Lovin' Me, Did She Mention My Name, I'm Not Sayin' That I Love You, Race Among the Ruins, Softly, Song For A Winter's Night, Summer Side Of Life...
Gordon Lightfoot has five Grammy nominations and 17 Juno Awards in his native Canada. In November 1997 he was presented the Governor General’s Award—the highest official Canadian honor, which is conferred on very few, for their international efforts in spreading Canadian culture. Gordon was also honored as a charter member of Canada’s Walk of Fame and most recently was elevated to the "companion" of the Order of Canada (highest level) in December. Lightfoot also was just inducted into The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Artists who have recorded Lightfoot’s songs include Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith, Anne Murray, Nana Mouskouri and George Hamilton IV.
Gordon Lightfoot...every time I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever.