Few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings enjoys in a dazzling career spanning more than forty years.
Burton’s voice has been rated among the finest in rock music. He has amassed more hit records than almost any performer in Canadian history. As lead singer and songwriter with the Guess Who, Burton recorded hits “These Eyes,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “American Woman,” “Share The Land,” “Hang On To Your Life,” “Clap For The Wolfman,” and many more. As a solo artist, he leaves his mark with “Stand Tall,” “I’m Scared,” “Dream of a Child,” “You Saved My Soul,” “I Will Play a Rhapsody,” and “Timeless Love,” among many other much-loved tunes.
Burton is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, and Prairie Music Hall of Fame. A six-time Juno Award winner, Burton has received the Order of Canada, Order of Manitoba, and Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award as well as twenty-two SOCAN Awards and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for more than 1 million airplays of his songs.
With the Guess Who, he earned recognition for the first U.S. platinum album by a Canadian artist and, as a solo artist, the first quadruple platinum Canadian-produced album. Burton is honored to have received, in total, 80 platinum and gold record awards. Recently, the best-selling book The 100 Top Canadian Singles ranked “American Woman” the greatest Canadian single of all time. As an international artist, Burton enjoys world-wide stature shared by only a select few Canadian performers.
A consummate showman, Burton possesses an extraordinary gift for entertaining. He is second to none in delighting audiences numbering from 10 to 10,000. Critically-acclaimed Above The Ground is his first album to feature all original songs written by Burton. Reviews from both fans and music critics glow with superlatives.
Canadian rock-music royalty, Burton Cummings remains at the top of his game as an unrivaled singer, songwriter, showman, and recording artist.