Wednesday February 20 at 7:30 pm
Heather Rankin is a Canadian singer , songwriter, and actor. She is best known as a member of the platinum multi-selling iconic musical group The RANKIN FAMILY.. Between 1989 and 1999, the family band released five full albums, and toured Canada, the U.S., the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. They won 6 Juno’s, 3 Canadian Country Music Awards, an American Country Music TV award and 15 East Coast Music awards. Combined sales of their recordings exceeded 1.5 million copies.Heather was the lead singer on many of their biggest hit records.
Heather, the youngest member of the Rankin Family, released her debut solo album "A Fine Line" in 2016, and was nominated for a Juno Award(Adult Contempory Album of the Year) and two East Coast Music Awards for Folk Recording of the Year, and Fans Choice Video of the Year for ‘We walk as One”.(Jimmy and Cookie featured on backup vocals) Heather Rankin has performed, recorded and toured with the Chieftains, Johnny Reid and Carly Simon and performed for many influential Canadians including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
As an actor, Heather has performed on stages, in Toronto and Halifax, and has appeared in a number of films. She is also co-owner of the famous Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Cape Breton.
Heather Rankin and Friends will be stopping at Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre Feb 20, 2019. Fans will hear a mixture of Rankin family favourites, and new material from her two albums “A fine Line”, and her 2017 recording “Imagine”. Rankin’s voice has been shaped by the Gaelic traditions of her home, and by the years she spent singing the songs of her brothers and sisters, but her voice is set free by her new work, and often euphorically so, in a way previously unheard. She continues to forge her own musical legacy with her poetic, intimate original songs, and an eclectic mix of others.
Don’t miss HEATHER RANKIN and Friends at the Key city Theatre in Cranbrook February 20th, 2019, a presentation of the Kootenay Concert Connection in association with the Jim Pattison Broadcast group.