Burton Cummings has the tremendous distinction of being the first recording artist inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame twice - first as lead singer and songwriter with the influential rock band The Guess Who in 2001, and again this year as a solo artist who is still going strong after more than 40 years.
Starting with his 1976 self-titled debut, right through to 2008's Above the Ground, Cummings' talents and uneclipsed body of work have led to countless Canadian and international music awards. And he continues to challenge himself, all while maintaining the strong ties to Canada and Manitoba that have so informed his life. Songs such as "Stand Tall," "Clap for the Wolfman," "My Own Way to Rock," "You Saved My Soul" and "Break It to Them Gently" on his 10 solo albums all bear Burton's distinctive stamp. He is, in many ways, the voice of Canada.
Cummings is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Prairie Music Hall of Fame. He is a six-time JUNO Award-winner, received a Genie Award for a short stint with acting for the 1982 film Melanie, and has won 22 SOCAN Awards and several broadcast music industry awards for over one-million airplays of his songs.
Posted by: Karen Hutzcal
Mar. 26, 2012 at 06:55 pm
The only distinction for Canada's Favorite Rock musician is to be included on the series of postage stamps featuring other singers and musicians such as Anne Murray and Gordon Lightfoot. Burton Cummings needs and deserves to be there!!! As a retired postal worker that series isn't complete till Burton's on a stamp! Let's get behind that to get it done. It's early in the year and designs are being decided on.