Jimmy Rankin Happy with His Life’s Work

Updated: 12:30pm May 15, 2011 - WINNER ANNOUNCED

Updated: Midnight May 14, 2011 - CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

Posted: May 9, 2011

When your new CD drops – you want to be everywhere. Get the word out, get the tunes played and get that disc into the hands of the fans. Create a buzz as they say in the biz.

Jimmy Rankin Jimmy Rankin did just that with the release of Forget About the World timed perfectly with 2011 ECMA week.  The man was omni-present.*   

Plenty of performances, back to back interviews, meeting and greeting and indeed the buzz was BIG

Of course it’s easy to build excitement with an album this awesome.


So thrilled we had the chance to get with Mr. Rankin – to talk about the writing process, the stars that collaborated and the "happy" he’s feeling with this project. 

We also chatted about growing up in and getting back to his hometown of Mabou, Cape Breton, NS, even discussed his plans for retirement – but not to worry – those plans are nowhere near eminent. 

He’s too busy with his life’s work – on tour and coming to a town near you. SABS


Be sure to check out Jimmy Rankin's INsights IN 10

For everything else visit www.jimmyrankin.com


SABS FREE STUFF: The Jimmy Rankin Contest - WINNER ANNOUNCED 05/15/11

Jimmy Rankin - Forget About the WorldAn autographed copy of Jimmy Rankin's new CD Forget About the World was up for grabs...the question we finally decided to ask at the end of our interview...was:

Who co-wrote and sang background vocals with Jimmy on "Here in My Heart"

The correct answer: PATRICIA CONROY

A winner was chosen by random draw from all correct entries received - and we congratulate

Ian Robbins

of Warren, Manitoba

 Our thanks to everyone who entered - stay tuned for more chances to WIN on Sea and be Scene.


 SABS Visual Support

Jimmy Rankin "Here in my Heart" VideoWe only had time to include a short clip of Jimmy Rankin’s cool new video... “Here in My Heart” in our piece.

If you would like to see the video in its entirety just click on the pic.



SABS Asking About the *?

In my interview with Jeff Liberty – we joked around about Jimmy Rankin being “omni-present”…you see him during that piece, but he can also be seen in many other videos on the site – from fleeting glimpses to 'getting in with the band kind' of appearances.  Just keep on the look-out – you never know where he’ll turn up…not that we mind.



  1. Congrats to the winner! I had so much fun writing and the song with Jimmy...but getting to sing on his CD too....Wow :0

    Comment by Patricia — May 15, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

  2. Thanks Patricia. Your a great singer and collaborator! Maybe you could join Jimmy on tour for a few dates, perhaps Winnipeg this summer?

    Comment by Ian Robbins — May 17, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

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