Route 66 Casino Hotel Presents

Gordon Lightfoot

50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour

at Legends Theater - Route 66 Casino

February 28, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 8:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $25 - $55
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After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's
safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very
exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such
immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,”
“Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,"
"Cold On The Shoulder", "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song
For A Winter's Night", "Shadows", "Rainy Day People", "Did She Mention My Name" and
"Summertime Dream to name just a few.
But this year is special for the legendary artist who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour
entitled "Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway". The tour will feature his well
known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together
with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-
year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys
hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: 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 USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top 10s and Thirteen
Top 40 hits. In Canada he has earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top 10s and Twenty One Top 40 hits.
Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own music, Lightfoot's songs have been
recorded and performed by some of the greatest of all time including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny
Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Eric Clapton, 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, Alison Krauss 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: Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Elton John, Brian
Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, Phil Collins, Loretta Lynn, Van
Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Garth Brooks, and Leonard Cohen.
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 is a member of Canada's Walk of
Fame and The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2007, Canada Post honored him by issuing an official
Gordon Lightfoot postage stamp. Lightfoot is also in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian
Country Music Hall of Fame. 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.