Vancouver, B.C.’s very own The Washboard Union have struck gold with the song “Shot Of Glory.” Taken from their major label debut, In Our Bones, the song was a Top 5 hit at Canadian country radio earlier this Spring and has since become a concert favourite as the band wowed audiences at festivals throughout the summer. This is the first gold record for The Washboard Union.
“We are truly humbled today to hear this news and we share this milestone with every single one of our fans. Thank you to our families and friends for their support and our team at Warner Music Canada, Paul Biro, Ron Sakamoto, and the Sakamoto Agency for all of your hard work getting us here. This is a day we will never forget.” – The Washboard Union (David, Chris, Aaron)
This announcement is just the latest celebration for the band in the past two weeks. At the recent Canadian Country Music Awards they won their second consecutive Roots Group of the Year award and performed their hit single, “Shine,” on the nationally televised broadcast. And then, this past weekend they won Country Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. As of today, “Shine,” the first single from their forthcoming album entered the Top 10 at Canadian country radio making it the band’s third Top 10 hit in under 2 years.
8X Country Music Award winners The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Country music scene. In addition to the awards won this year, they were named the CCMA Rising Star winners in 2016.
The Washboard Union is led by step-brothers Aaron Grain, & Chris Duncombe and their best friend David Roberts. The three share an unconscious soundtrack and unbridled love for the art of songwriting and storytelling that has resonated with audiences all across North America. Friends seemingly forever, the music they make and their lively performances have set them apart as one of the most unique talents in country music today.