"Not surprisingly, Love Lives On is a defining moment in Hannam’s career — far and away his best collection of material and featuring warm, wonderful performances from the artist and what he calls a “great, little ensemble of players,” such as Russell Broom and members of Corb Lund’s band."
"Hannam feels the album is more personal than his previous work, and will give listeners an insight into who he is as a person."
"The importance of place is a recurring motif in Wort Hannam’s music, as he often writes songs which explore life in small-town Canada."
"...He has a root sound, which is a combination of acoustic, folk, old country, western and contemporary. He said he tries to write about real people and things that influence him, like a landscape or character he meets in town."
"With a new found confidence as a father, husband and musician, his new album reveals much more about his personal life than ever before."
"Recorded over an entire year, the 11-track album was less about trying to uphold the idea of John Wort Hannam, the 13-year, Juno-nominated musician and Canadian Folk Music Awards recipient and more about Hannam the husband, father and academic."
"Juno-nominated folk singer-songwriter John Wort Hannam has won a Canadian Folk Music Award, a Galaxie Rising Star Award and a Kerrville New Folk title (at the prestigious Texas folk fest)."