Since his first record release of "Gonna Have a Party" in 1958, his first chart record "That's What I Call Livin'" in 1961 and his first number one recording of "Hitch Hikin" on RCA in 1964, Dick Damron has written over 500 songs and recorded more than 30 CD's, cassettes and vinyl labels.
Dick has performed in thousands of venues around the world, ranging from tiny country halls and clubs, to Las Vegas casinos and some of the largest Country Music Festivals. He has won almost every Country Music Award in Canada, as well as 5 Texas Awards and was twice named Foreign Artist of the Year in Europe.
His records and music can still be heard on classic country radio stations around the world, as well as online and satellite radio. Dick spends his summers in his hometown in Alberta, Canada and winters in Mexico.
Both a Canadian and International Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, his words and music reveal far more than we can tell you here and his autobiography titled "The Legend & The Legacy" published in 1998 is worth the read !
Dick has written two novels, "Rock A Bye Baby Blues' and "Pacific Coast Radio". Dick's songs have been recorded by Charley Pride (2008 - Jesus It's Me Again), George Hamilton IV (Countrifyed), Carroll Baker, Wilf Carter and countless others.
Still writing songs, and performing on occassion, Dick recently celebrated his 28th anniversary of his 50th Birthday!
Dick Damron is an inspiration, and anyone who loves country music should get to know this gentleman.
1965 - The Nashville Sound of Dick Damron - Vinyl - Holiday Records
1969 - Lonesome City: Dick Damron - Vinyl - Point Records
1970 - Countryfied - Vinyl - Columbia Records
1974 - Soldier of Fortune (Canada) - Vinyl - Marathon Records
1975 - Soldier of Fortune (UK) - Vinyl - Westwood Recordings
1975 - The Cowboy and the Lady (Canada) - Vinyl - Broadland Records
1976 - Northwest Rebellion Instrumental (Canada) - Vinyl - Marathon Records
1976 - North Country Skyline - Vinyl - Condor Records
1976 - A Thousand Songs of Glory (Canada & US) - Vinyl - RPA 1015
1978 - A Thousand Songs of Glory (UK) - Vinyl - Westwood Recordings
1978 - Northwest Rebellion Instrumental (UK) - Vinyl - Westwood Recordinngs
1978 - Lost in the Music - Vinyl - RCA Records
1980 - High on You (Canada) - Vinyl - RCA Records
1980 - High on You (UK) - Vinyl - Westwood Recordings
1980 - The Cowboy and the Lady (UK) - Vinyl - Westwood Recordings
1981 - The Best of Dick Damron (Canada) - Vinyl - RCA Records
1982 - Honky Tonk Angel - Vinyl - RCA Records
1984 - Last Dance on Saturday Night - Vinyl - RCA Records
1987 - Night Music - Vinyl / Cassette - RCA Records
1987 - Dick Damron - Vinyl / Cassette - RCA Records
1989 - The Legend and the Legacy - Vinyl / Cassette - BMG Music Canada
1991 - North Country Skyline: Dick Damron - Cassette - reissue.
1991 - Mirage Instrumental - CD - ATI Records
1992 - Wings Upon the Wind - Christian Country Collection - CD / Cassette - ATI
1994 - Touch the Sky - Christian Country Collection II - CD / Cassette - ATI
1995 - Touch the Sky - Christian Country Collection II(Europe)-CD - Coyote Records
1995 - Dick Damron - The Anthology - CD - BMG Music Canada
2010 - Dick Damron - The Early Years Box set - Vinyl & Cassettes remasterd on CD - Vol 1
2011 - Dick Damron - Lost in Music Box set - Cassettes remasterd on CD - Vol 2
AWARDS / ACCOLADES
Dick Damron, is an Albertan, who has has been the recipient of practically every major music award in Canada , has won multiple awards around the world, recorded more than 30 CD’s and written more than 500 songs, some of which have been recorded by the biggest names in country music.
Dick was named Best Canadian Songwriter seven times by BMI, twice named Foreign Artist of the Year in Europe and twice named Artist of the Year by Country Gazette magazine, distributed in Holland, Belgium, and Germany., and Country Music Man of the Year presented by the Canadian Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Dick Damron is a proud member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour, Alberta Country Music Hall of Fame and the International Country Music Hall of Fame.
CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS:
1994 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
1985 Entertainer of the Year
1976 Male Vocalist of the Year
1977 Male Vocalist of the Year
1978 Male Vocalist of the Year
1983 Male Vocalist of the Year
1976 Composer of the Year
1989 Instrumentalist of the Year
1982 Martin Guitar Award
1984 Country Male Vocalist
TEXAS PROUD AWARDS:
1981 Best Foreign Entertainer
1970 Best Foreign Artist
1983 Best Foreign Artist
1981 Best Foreign Songwriter
1981 Honorary Texan
1976 Top Country Male Artist
1977 Top Country Male Artist
1978 Top Country Male Artist
1976 Top Country Composer
1977 Best Country Single
1977 Song of the Year Susan Flowers
1984 Song of the Year Jesus It’s Me Again
ALBERTA COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS:
2009 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2003 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
1993 Entertainer of the Year
1993 Album of the Year Wings Upon the Wind