Gord Bamford has received the 2013 CMA Global Country Artist Award. The Canadian singer was presented with the honor during the CCMA Gala Dinner held on September 6 in Edmonton. The award was presented by CMA Board members Ted Ellis, VP of Programming and Scheduling, Corus Entertainment, and Jeff Walker, President, Aristomedia. â€œAs a Canadian Country Music artist, itâ€™s an incredible honour to receive the CMAâ€™s Global Country Artist Award,â€ said Bamford. â€œTo receive this recognition from CMA, the Nashville music community, and the CMA international membership is something every artist dreams of and Iâ€™d have to tell you honestly, Iâ€™m feeling an overwhelming sense of humble accomplishment not just for myself, but for all those who play my music, come to my shows, and work behind the scenes.â€ Bamford earned two CCMA Awards this year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year for â€œWhen Your Lips Are So Close,â€ bringing his total to 18 Canadian Country Music Association awards since 2008, when he won CCMA Top New Male Talent of the Year. His current release, COUNTRY JUNKIE, debuted in the number one spot on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Country Albums Chart and also garnered Bamford his first ever number one single, â€œWhen Your Lips Are So Close.â€ In March of this year, Bamford garnered his third Juno Award nomination for Canadian Country Album of the Year for COUNTRY JUNKIE.