Originally released with 12-songs, Agricultural Tragic (Deluxe Edition) features four bonus tracks recorded during the original recording sessions, including a revisited, horns and organ-heavy version of “90 Seconds of Your Time.”
Today, Corb has premiered the video for “Horse Poor,” a previously unreleased fan favourite featuring Jaida Dreyer. A classic country duet in the vein of Loretta and Conway, Johnny and June or Waylon and Jessi, “Horse Poor” is a fun romp about a guy in love with a girl and a girl in love with her horses; an expensive proposition.
Lund and Dreyer previously teamed up together on a standout track from Agricultural Tragic, “I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey,” and have been performing “Horse Poor” on the road together for years, to much fan acclaim.
Of the song, Lund says, “Horse Poor is a song about the common western affliction of having too many ponies and not enough money. I helped my friend Jaida Dreyer write it, and she claims it’s a true story. That’s my hero and pal, Tom Russell doing the wedding vows on the recording, and our old buddy Colin Linden in the video (as a nod to his role as a preacher from my favourite Coen Brothers’ film Intolerable Cruelty).” The video was shot in adherence to all government health guidelines and strict precautions were taken by the artists and limited crew during filming. WATCH the “Horse Poor” video HERE.
Originally released in June, Agricultural Tragic was Lund’s first studio album in five years. Exclaim called the album one of the year’s “most well-rounded and re-playable releases,” while American Songwriter said that the songs “sparkle with a kind of authenticity that only someone who lives that life can project.”
The Edmonton Journal said: “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.”
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.
In September 2019, Corb released Cover Your Tracks, an 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 sombre realities of running a modern family ranch.
- 90 Seconds Of Your Time
- Old Men
- I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey (Featuring Jaida Dreyer)
- Raining Horses
- Grizzly Bear Blues
- Dance With Your Spurs On
- Louis L’Amour
- Never Not Had Horses
- Ranchin’, Ridin’, Romance (Two Outta Three Ain’t Bad)
- Rat Patrol
- Tattoos Blues
- Hard To Play The Steel Guitar (for Super Frank)
- Horse Poor (Featuring Jaida Dreyer)
- Fancy Pickin’
- 90 Seconds Of Your Time (Revisited)