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Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans

Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans are a Canadian country music band, formerly known as the Corb Lund Band.

Corb Lund

Corb Lund, the lead singer, grew up in Southern Alberta living on his family's farm and ranches near Taber, Cardston and Rosemary. Lund left his hometown of Taber and moved to Edmonton, where he enrolled in the Grant MacEwan College to study jazz guitar and bass.

Lund was a founding member of The Smalls, who sold over 35,000 albums over a twelve year span, all released independently. Lund and the Smalls toured extensively in Canada, the United States and Europe, including a stint in Bosnia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. The band retired in the fall of 2001.

Lund then went to live in Austin, Texas to reflect on the next step in his career and write music for five months. Encouraged by the positive feedback he received from audiences in Austin, he and his band traveled to Nashville and recorded a few songs with producer and drummer Harry Stinson, who had previously performed with artists such as Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and Earl Scruggs.

The band supports the recording of their live performances and have approved sharing of live recordings on Archive.org's Live Music Archive.

The Hurtin' Albertans

The Hurtin' Albertans is the name given to Corb Lund's touring band. Together they have released five full-length albums to critical acclaim. The band tours regularly in Canada, the United States and Australia though much of their time is spent in the Canadian Prairies and the American southwest.

The band's members are:

  • Kurt Ciesla – bass
  • Grant "Demon" Siemens – guitar and other strings
  • Brady Valgardson – drums

Discography

Albums

Year Album
1995 Modern PainA
1999 Unforgiving Mistress
2002 Five Dollar Bill
2005 Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer
2007 Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!

  • ARe-released in 2003.

Singles

Year Single CAN Country Album
2002 "No Roads Here" Five Dollar Bill
2003 "Five Dollar Bill"
"Roughest Neck Around"
"Time to Switch to Whiskey"
2004 "(Gonna) Shine Up My Boots"
"Roughest Neck Around"
2005 "Truck Got Stuck" 27 Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer
2006 "Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer" 15
"Counterfeiters' Blues"
"Truth Comes Out"
2007 "I Wanna Be in the Cavalry" 28 Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
2008 "Family Reunion" 45

Awards

2005

2006

  • Western Canadian Music Awards for Outstanding Roots Recording, Best Independent Recording (both for Highland Steer) and Songwriter of the Year
  • Canadian Country Music Awards for Roots Artist of the Year and Album of the Year
  • Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year

2007

  • Canadian Country Music Award for Roots Artist of the Year
  • "The Indies" Favourite Country Artist Award presented at Canadian Music Week

2008

  • Canadian Country Music Award for Roots Artist of the Year

Charity work

In March 2008, the United Nations Children's Fund announced that the band had donated the use of the song "Horse Soldier, Horse Soldier" as the theme song of UNICEF Team Canada, the Canadian national equestrian skill-at-arms team, to support the team's work with UNICEF to provide food and medical care to AIDS orphans and infants infected with HIV in the third world.

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