Grammy nominee Gordon Lightfoot will perform at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19th, at 10am at the Tyson Events Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums, and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for 50 years, earning him radio singles chart positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the US have earned five #1s, five Top 10s, and thirteen Top 40 hits.
Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has found fortune in having his songs recorded and performed by other great artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter, Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith and George Hamilton IV.
In June of 2012, Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Lightfoot was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s. There are fewer than 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Songwriters Hall of Fame including Garth Brooks, Brian Wilson, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Loretta Lynn and others.
In his native Canada, Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a civilian including the Governor’s General Award and the Companion to the Order of Canada Honor of Merit. He has also won 17 Juno Awards – Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Gordon Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit, and regarded as perhaps the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time.