TORONTO, April 11 /CNW Telbec/ - One of Canada's premiere
singer/songwriters, Jimmy Rankin is back to make a lasting impression with his
highly anticipated solo album Edge of Day hitting stores May 1st, 2007.
A Cape Breton native, Rankin's new album is a warm blend of roots-rock
and alt-country tracks with an adult contemporary touch. A departure from his
previous work, Rankin has explored new territory and pushed boundaries with
his new material, such as the singles "Slipping Away" and the hit song "Got To
Leave Louisiana", which is currently climbing the radio charts. In addition,
for the first time in his career, Rankin chose to collaborate on numerous
songs with such great talents as Gordie Sampson, Tom Wilson, Jon Randall and
"Over the past three years I've taken a lot of my inspiration from the
world I see around me...I do a lot of touring, traveling and reading and I
think that my songs reflect that. I'm always on the lookout for a good story
and definitely tune into other peoples' experiences in the world," states
With an impressive solo career, Rankin is a seasoned veteran in the music
industry, having toured with Keith Urban and John Prine and the recipient of
numerous accolades, such as four SOCAN-sponsored ECMA, 3 Canadian Country
Music Awards, and 6 JUNO Awards, including Songwriter of The Year.
In addition to his musical talents, Rankin is also involved in charitable
work with World Vision, while balancing life as a proud father and family man.
Rankin will be touring in 2007 across Canada, dates TBA.
Weblinks: www.jimmyrankin.com www.myspace.com/jimmyrankinmusic
Photography is available upon request.
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Holly Cybulski, Splash Publicity, (416) 861-0387,