|Born||May 9, 1961|
|Origin||Burford, Ontario, Canada|
Thomas Wade (born May 9, 1961 in Burford, Ontario) is a Canadian country artist. He was the lead singer of the group Thomas Wade & Wayward, who released their eponymous debut album in 1996. The album produced seven singles on the Canadian country music chart, including the top 10s "Zero to Sixty" and "She's Getting Serious". Between 1997 and 1999, Thomas Wade & Wayward received seven CCMA awards, winning best group or duo three times, and both independent single and song awards for '97 and '98. The group was also nominated for three Juno Awards for Best Country Group or Duo in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Between 1996 and 2001, Wade placed twelve videos in the top twenty on CMT, including the number one "Lying Here with You'".
Burford is a rural community and is part of the County of Brant, in central southwestern Ontario. It has 1,615 residents. It is located eight kilometers west of the City of Brantford along Highway 53, and seventy kilometres east of London, Ontario. It is approximately 100 km southwest of Toronto.
Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as folk music and blues.
The Juno Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies.
Wade launched a solo career in 2000 when he signed to Shoreline Records and released his debut album, Lucky 13. Five singles were released from the album, including the top 10 "Running Away with You". Following the release of a career retrospective in 2001, So Far, Wade was diagnosed with oromandibular dystonia.While he was forced to end his recording career, he has continued his career as a songwriter. Celine Dion included one of Wade's songs, "Come to Me", on her 2004 album Miracle . Due to cutting edge work in neuroplasticity, Wade began to heal early in 2010 and as of May 2015 went into the studio to record a new album called Blue Country Soul at Phase One Studios in Toronto, Ontario. Largely co-written with Canadian songwriter Tim Taylor, this record is a return to Wade's musical roots, the music of the fifties, classic country and blues as well as a musical reunion with bassist John Dymond, keyboardist Steve O'Connor and drummer Gary Craig. As of 2016, Wade has been touring again as a headlining act. A book and a documentary is in production about his career and battle with dystonia.
Shoreline Records is an independent record label originally based in Toronto, Ontario now based in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. The music label was established by Jeff Burns & Tim Towle & employed Tom Kemp & Jennifer Temple. It is distributed through the Universal Music Group.
Oromandibular dystonia is a form of focal dystonia affecting the mouth, jaw and tongue, and in this disease it is hard to speak. It is associated with bruxism.
Céline Marie Claudette DionChLD is a Canadian singer. Born into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, she emerged as a teen star in her homeland with a series of French-language albums during the 1980s. She first gained international recognition by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest where she represented Switzerland. After learning to speak English, she signed on to Epic Records in the United States. In 1990, Dion released her debut English-language album, Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.
|Thomas Wade & Wayward|
|1991||"Breakin' in a Broken Heart"||78||Single only|
|1996||"Sittin' Pretty"||14||Thomas Wade & Wayward|
|"Zero to Sixty"||8|
|1997||"Lying Here with You"||19|
|"She's Getting Serious"||6|
|"There's a Song in There Somewhere"||12|
|1998||"I Read Lips"||12|
|"For Better or Worse"||39|
|1999||"Running Away with You"||9||Lucky 13|
|"If You Ain't Got It"||25|
|2001||"Wild, Wild, Wild Ride"||*|
|"The Loser Wins Again"||*|
|2002||"I'd Say It Again"||*||So Far|
|* denotes unknown peak positions|
|"Zero to Sixty"|
|1997||"Lying Here with You"|
|"She's Getting Serious"|
|1998||"I Read Lips"|
|"For Better or Worse"|
|1999||"Running Away with You"|
|"If You Ain't Got It"|
|2001||"Wild, Wild, Wild Ride"|
|"The Loser Wins Again"|
|2002||"I'd Say It Again"|
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