- New album Agricultural Tragic released June 26, 2020 via New West Records and Warner Music Canada
- Debuted within Top 5 on Current Country sales charts in both US (#5) and Canada (#4)
- 8-time CCMA Roots Artist of the Year
- Juno Award recipient
- Polaris Music Prize long list and more
- Grand Ole Opry debut Q1 2022
- Synchs in Netflix`s The Ranch, Wu Assassins and more
- Previously toured and performed with Miranda Lambert, Hayes Carll, Lyle Lovett, Colter Wall, The Turnpike Troubadours, Ian Tyson and more
Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins. Agricultural Tragic, his first album of original material in five years came out June 26th, 2020. It debut in the Top 5 on Billboard charts in both the US and Canada, and was met with critical acclaim. No Depression state, "Eloquent and plainspoken, the excellent Agricultural Tragic finds the affable country rocker exploring his roots as a rancher and rodeo rider while striving to adapt this traditional identity to the challenging modern world… Corb Lund radiates authenticity from first note to last." American Songwriter says, "The songs on Agricultural Tragic sparkle with a kind of authenticity that only someone who lives that life can project" while The Associated Press state, "The result is a distinctive sound — call it Country & Northwestern — that romances the region from which Lund hails."
Agricultural Tragic is a highlight in Lund's long and successful career and his best selling album to date. Corb's 7th 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. Last September, Corb released Cover Your Tracks, 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 somber realities of running a modern family ranch.
"There are people who do Western music and they kind of freeze-dry it, like museum style," Lund says. "I don't do that at all. I'm interested in expressing myself currently. Which is actually what it feels like to have six generations of cowboy heritage thrown into the crazy 21st Century urban setting. I love the traditional style and I use it. But I approach it with abandon and irreverence."
More info at www.corblund.com.
"Eloquent and plainspoken, the excellent Agricultural Tragic finds the affable country rocker exploring his roots as a rancher and rodeo rider while striving to adapt this traditional identity to the challenging modern world... Corb Lund radiates authenticity from first note to last." - No Depression
"As the cliché goes, this isn't Lund's first rodeo, but the music on Agricultural Tragic never feels stale or repetitious. On the contrary, it's like he's back in a saddle he's really never left." - American Songwriter
"The result is a distinctive sound — call it Country & Northwestern — that romances the region from which Lund hails." - The Associated Press
"... over the last few years Alberta native Corb Lund has gone from the best kept secret of cowboy music to a living legend of it. His plainspoken yet cunning knack for poetry, combined with the real world perspective on the plights and joys of rural folks living under Western skies makes for some of the most compelling country and western music you can find." - Saving Country Music
"From start to finish, and from spur to hat, Agricultural Tragic, is pure Americana magic." - Turnstyled Junkpiled
"Agricultural Tragic is his first record of original material in half a decade, and he makes it worth the wait with 12 of his best tunes to date." - Take Effect
"The fact that he can make the rural life seem so relatable to everyone else is still a mystery. Lund's first album of all new material in five years – following last year's surprisingly eclectic covers EP (from AC/DC to Nancy Sinatra) – Agricultural Tragic is also among one of his best yet in an already inspiring 25-year career." - Glide Magazine
"... Agricultural Tragic will stand out as one of Corb's strongest releases." - Americana Highways