Corb Lund to release new album Nov. 13, 2007

Canadian ‘Ulterior Country’ musician, Corb Lund, will be releasing his fifth album, Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!, on November 13th, 2007.  On Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!, in Nashville with Country music producer/songwriter/musician extraordinaire, Harry Stinson (Marty Stuart, Steve Earle, Clint Black, Martina McBride), Corb Lund writes about warfare via something he knows about first hand: horses. It’s been almost a century since most of us pondered the cavalry’s integral role in military history. But as Lund points out on the globetrotting title track, you can still find traces of the cavalry in more contemporary conflicts, from Nicaragua in the 80s to today in Afghanistan.  Though many of the songs on Horse Soldier! tell tales of foreign lands, Lund has built his career by spinning distinctly Albertan anecdotes for the past decade, like 2002’s Five Dollar Bill and 2005’s Hair In My Eyes Like a Highland Steer.  Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer brought Corb to the forefront of not only the country music industry but cleared a spot for him on the Canadian and international music scene.  Here at home acknowledgement for Corb included the CCMA Roots Artist of the Year and Album Of The Year, COCA Best Contemporary Music award, Favorite Country Artist at CMW’s The Indies, Outstanding Independent Recording, Outstanding Roots Recording and Songwriter of the Year at the 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards, and Roots and Traditional Album of the Year at the 2006 Juno Awards.   “I believe that if you write honestly and authentically about your own culture, no matter what it is, people will pick up on the universality of it,” Corb reflects. “My family has been in Alberta chasing cows for over a century, and in the American west long before that, so that’s where I feel at home.”Growing up in Taber, Alberta, Lund’s lineage boasts over a century of cowboys. And thanks to his keen lyrical pen, Lund’s Alberta is ready to take its place in a long line of immortal locales lucky enough to have their own poet laureates who paint vivid pictures, spin mythologies and create memorable characters. Think of any of the following: Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey; Stan Rogers’ Maritime provinces; John K. Samson’s Winnipeg; Lou Reed’s New York City; Stompin’ Tom Connors’ small town Canada; Lucinda Williams’ Louisiana. Ultimately, Lund’s lyrics are what set him apart from every singer/songwriter trying to reinvent the wagon wheel. With a firm grasp of history, a colourful vocabulary and an aversion to typical love songs, Lund is a storyteller, first and foremost. That makes him part of a dying breed.  

Lund found himself at the influential Glastonbury Festival in the UK, playing before his pop biggest audience to date, sharing the mainstage with the likes of the Kaiser Chiefs, Marley Brothers, the Waterboys and The Who. He’s long been a favourite on the rodeo and folk festival circuits. He and his band were featured in the horror movie Slither. He’s still remembered in Canada’s indie rock community for his decade in the punk band The Smalls. He has video hits in Canada and Australia. And in 2006, fellow Albertan Kurt Browning performed a figure skating routine to a Corb Lund song for an NBC special.

Corb Lund – I Want to be in the Calvary

Corb Lund talks about Horse Solider! Horse Solider

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