Media Release

Remembering Gord

Oct 18, 2017

Today, with a heavy heart and with all Canadians, CARAS remembers the remarkable Gord Downie. His undeniable mark on the Canadian music industry, his lyrical genius, dazzling showmanship, philanthropic efforts, and of course, his love affair with Canada, will be remembered forever.

“There is no replacing someone like Gord Downie. His genuine love for humanity and his ability to create lyrics that resonate with the human spirit is uniquely perfect and incomparable,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts. “His influence on our country, our culture, and the music industry will continue to resonate with us all”.

An inductee into Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2005 with The Tragically Hip, a 15-time JUNO Award winner with the band, and most recently a two-time recipient with his Secret Path project, CARAS will continue to honour Gord Downie’s career and legacy and we send our thoughts to his family during this time.