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Corb Lund Releases Long-Anticipated New Album Agricultural Tragic 

Corb Lund Releases Long-Anticipated New Album Agricultural Tragic 

“The songs on Agricultural Tragic sparkle with a kind of authenticity that only someone who lives that life can project.”

American Songwriter

“Do yourself a favour and get your freshly sanitized hands on a copy of the new (album)… Pre-empting any hype or hyperbole, Agricultural Tragic is a record with instantly detectable depth and energy.”

-Edmonton Journal

 “Eloquent and plainspoken, the excellent Agricultural Tragic finds the affable country rocker exploring his roots as a rancher and rodeo rider while striving to adapt this traditional identity to the challenging modern world… Corb Lund radiates authenticity from first note to last.”

No Depression

Corb Lund today releases his first new studio album with original material in five years, Agricultural Tragic. The 12-song set follows his acclaimed 2015 album Things That Can’t Be Undone, and the 2019 EP of cover songs, Cover Your Tracks.

“The time has finally arrived to release our new record into the wild,” says Lund. “We’re gonna let ‘er buck, pandemic or no pandemic. My guys and I worked our butts off making this album, and it blends all kinds of old school country music with the exotic rural content you’ve come to know and love.”

Lund debuted an acoustic video yesterday morning for the song “I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey.” The album track, Lund says, “is an old fashioned country couple-style duet with my friend Jaida Dreyer and it’s dedicated to Loretta and Conway, Kris and Rita, Johnny and June and Tammy and George.”

Lund recently announced a revised list of Canadian tour dates. Scheduling updates based on local health and safety advisories are posted as they become available at corblund.com.

Corb Lund 2020 Noah Falls
Corb Lund 2020 Noah Falls

Lund will make his long-awaited debut at the legendary Grand Ole’ Opry in Nashville, TN on August 29th, 2020.

Agricultural Tragic is also the name of Lund’s self-applied subgenre. While examining his own body of work, he  noticed and wryly named this larger narrative string of rural adversities. So-called “Ag-Trag” themes continue to feature prominently in Lund’s latest songwriting, thus leading him to choose Agricultural Tragic for the name of his 10th full-length studio album.

“There are people who do Western music and they kind of freeze-dry it, like museum style,” Lund says. “I don’t do that at all. I’m interested in expressing myself currently. Which is actually what it feels like to have six generations of cowboy heritage thrown into the crazy 21st Century urban setting. I love the traditional style and I use it. But I approach it with abandon and irreverence.”

Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins.  His seventh album, Cabin Fever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts in 2012; three of his records have been certified Gold, and his 2015  studio album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, cemented his status as one of the best contemporary country singer/songwriters working today.  Last September, Corb released Cover Your Tracks, 8-song collection of unexpected cover songs previously recorded by AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Willie Nelson & Ray Charles, and Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.

A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Before his current bandleader incarnation with the Hurtin’ Albertans, Lund was an integral part of the smalls, a legendary Canadian indie rock band who didn’t quite fit into any single category, either, mixing punk, speed metal and — indeed — country. Embracing both his Western heritage and his indie rock past through his music, Lund has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens – from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch.

Tour dates:

November 8, 2020

Cranbrook, BC

Key City Theatre

November 10, 2020

Duncan, BC

Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

November 13, 2020

Victoria, BC

Alix Goolden Performance Hall

November 16, 2020

Penticton, BC

Cleland Community Theatre

November 17, 2020

Williams Lake, BC

Cariboo Memorial Centre

November 18, 2020

Quesnel, BC

Quesnel and District Seniors Center

November 19, 2020

Prince George, BC

Vanier Hall

November 20, 2020

Vernon, BC

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

November 21, 2020

Trail, BC

Charles Bailey Theatre

November 22, 2020

Vancouver, BC

Commodore Ballroom

November 24, 2020

Edmonton, AB

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

November 25, 2020

Lloydminster, AB

Vic Juba Community Theatre

November 26, 2020

Regina, SK

Casino Regina

November 27, 2020

Saskatoon, SK

Coors Event Centre

November 28, 2020

Cadillac, SK

Cadillac Community Hall

November 30, 2020

Calgary, AB

Jack Singer Concert Hall

December 1, 2020

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings Theatre

December 4, 2020

Sudbury, ON

The Townehouse

December 5, 2020

St. Catherine’s, ON

Warehouse Concert Hall

December 6, 2020

London, ON

London Music Hall

December 7, 2020

Toronto, ON

The Great Hall

December 8, 2020

Peterborough, ON

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

December 9, 2020

Ottawa, ON

National Arts Centre

December 10, 2020

Montreal, QC

Le Belmont

Track listing:

  1. 90 Seconds Of Your Time
  2. Old Men
  3. I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey (Featuring Jaida Dreyer)
  4. Raining Horses
  5. Oklahomans!
  6. Grizzly Bear Blues
  7. Dance With Your Spurs On
  8. Louis L’Amour
  9. Never Not Had Horses
  10. Ranchin’, Ridin’, Romance (Two Outta Three Ain’t Bad)
  11. Rat Patrol
  12. Tattoos Blues

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