Doc Walker’s Lyric Video for ‘Heart of the Heartland’ Will Make You Proud To Be Canadian

To celebrate the release of their current single, ‘Heart of the Heartland’, Doc Walker asked fans from across Canada to capture their favourite hometown photos. The band then created a lyric video, using the photos. The video ties in perfectly with Canada 150, as the incredible submissions highlight the diverse beauty throughout Canada’s landscape.

When watching the video, look to the bottom left to see who submitted the photo and where in Canada the photo was taken. Perhaps you’ll fall in love with a Canadian town you hadn’t heard of or maybe you’ll see a familiar sight from your hometown. There’s also one photo from Pennsylvania but it has a street sign of “Doc Walker Rd” so how could that not be included?!

Video by Rami Mikhail – Rami Films
Photo Editing by Mitchell Nevins

See this photo of Brantford, Ontario and more in Doc Walker’s ‘Heart of the Heartland’ video.

Doc Walker - Heart of the Heartland Photo

Country legends Doc Walker released their new album, Weathervane, on March 31. The single from the new record, ‘Heart of the Heartland’ pays homage to small town pride across the country.

Produced by Gavin Brown and Dave Wasyliw, and written by Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, the song was inspired by hometown pride, fond memories of youth and continuing to find new inspiration in one’s roots, in this case, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and Winnipeg, which has long been home for bandmates Dave Wasyliw and Chris Thorsteinson.

“Heart of the Heartland is about all of the lives that were lived, and all of the memories that were created in a now dying town. One man’s connection to the broken concrete and dilapidated structures that harbour the ghosts of his entire childhood, and his unshakable hometown pride,” says bandmate Dave Wasyliw. “In short, Weathervane is the record we’ve always wanted to make. We don’t set out in a specific direction when we start writing for an album. We write, and write, and re-write. Much like a weathervane, it’s almost as if we’ll lick our finger, and hold it to the wind to see if we are on the right track.”

“Weathervane to me is a reflection of the amazingly crazy life I’ve lived. I am one of those guys that never left his home town, yet had the opportunity to travel the world. I’ve seen Canada from coast to coast many times throughout the years staring out the windows of vans, old buses, new buses, trains and planes, and every time I’m shocked by the beauty of our country, but my heart has always been in the Prairies,” says lead singer, Chris Thorsteinson.

With over 20 Top 10 singles in total, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life.

Following a busy winter which saw the group take to the CP Holiday Train and perform at the Heritage Classic in their hometown of Winnipeg, Doc Walker are gearing up for Boots & Hearts (ON) in August, Dauphin Countryfest (MB) in June, Murillo Countryfest (ON), and Stonewall Quarry Days (MB).