From Calgary Alberta, Bobby Wills is your Friday Alberta Pride Artist!
An acclaimed musician with a reputation for writing from the heart, Bobby Wills is best known for two things – his signature cowboy hat and a diverse musical personality, combining a classic country sound with a toe-tapping, dynamic twist. His passion for writing songs was once again acknowledged, receiving his second consecutive Canadian Country Music Association Award 2016 nomination for Songwriter of the Year. A consecutive 2013 – 2014 CCMA Award Male Artist of the Year nominee, Wills was also nominated in 3 categories for the 2016 CCMA Awards.
His latest album, 2016 CCMA Award Album of the Year nominee, is a 6-track EP titled Tougher Than Love (release date: March 18, 2016). This is the 4th album in Wills’ vast discography, featuring two top 10 singles, “Down By The River” and “Won’t You Be Mine”. Exploring his diverse musicality, the EP blends a classic country sound with a modern edge, complemented by his signature emotive, relatable lyrics. Wills recently released his third single and respective video for the title track “Tougher Than Love” to Canadian country radio this past fall. As of December 5th, 2016 Wills was the 3rd Top Charting Canadian on the BDS Country charts. More over, on the 2016 Top 50 Year End Canadian Country Chart, he was #22 with “Won’t You Be Mine.”