Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC O.Ont (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 70s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter and, internationally, as a folk-rock legend.
"Sundown" is one of the most popular songs by Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot. Released in March 1974, "Sundown" allowed Lightfoot to regain the momentum that his career had taken three years earlier with "If You Could Read My Mind" and other songs.
It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and easy listening charts, and number thirteen on the Hot Country singles chart.
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