Exclusive! Gord Bamford answers Top Country questions Casadie Pederson June 1, 2012 PICK OF THE WEEK 15 The Top Country Artist of the Month for June 2012, country star Gord Bamford, took some time recently to answer our no-holds-barred, shoot-from-the-hip, tell-us-a-bit-about-yourself type questions. So let’s get to it. When you are done reading this you will know just a bit more about Lacombe, Alberta’s favorite country singer. What are your top three favorite foods? GB – Sushi, Steak, & Mexican What are your top three all-time favorite songs? GB – ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ – Merle Haggard, ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ – Garth Brooks, ‘Neon Moon’ – Brooks and Dunn What is your all-time favorite quote? GB – “Risk Is The Price You Pay For Opportunity.” What is your all-time favorite song lyric? GB – “God is great beer is good,and people are crazy.” Who are your three favorite songwriters? GB – Byron Hill, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson. 3 favorite authors? GB – Don’t read a lot of books. 3 favorite sports? Baseball, Hockey, Football. Bob Dylan or Elvis Presley? Why? GB – Elvis, never listened to much of either but have been to Graceland and learned a lot about Elvis. The man was a true icon and superstar. Dwight Yoakam or Steve Earle? Why? GB – That’s a tough call. Probably Dwight as I would have listened more to his stuff. Obviously Dwight was able to develop a unique sound and define himself as a one of a kind type artist, as did Steve Earle. Who do you wish you could have seen in concert? GB – Waylon Jennings. Mountain or beach? GB – Mountain, for sure. Wine or Beer? Both. Top 3 favorite DVD rentals? GB – Major League, Old Yeller, Money Ball What is your favorite sport? GB – Baseball. Stage or studio? GB – Stage. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 record albums would you want with you? GB – Merle Haggard – Greatest Hits, George Strait- Greatest Hits, any Eric Church or Blake Shelton If you could be anything besides a singer, what would you be? GB – Major League baseball player was one of my dreams. What is the best advice you were ever given? GB – I was always told to treat people the way I would like to be treated and remember those that you kick on the way up could be kicking you on your way down.