Country crooner Corb Lund surprised to get call to be Whoop Up Days’ parade marshal

Country singer, songwriter Corb Lund says he was surprised when he got the call from Lethbridge and District Exhibition to be this year’s Whoop Up Days parade marshal, adding that he hasn’t been in a parade since he was a kid in 4-H.
The multi-CCMA and Juno award winner, who performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage last year and starred in the movie Guitar Lessons, has already had a busy summer. He just released a new album and has been touring all over the U.S.  But Lund, who still lives in southern Alberta says he’ll be home just in time to lead the parade on August 22nd.

This year’s Whoop Up Days theme is Celebrating Southern Alberta: Canada’s Agriculture Destination, which Lund says, is a good fit for him  

Originally aired: July 25, 2023

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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