A testament to his drive and talent, Chad Brownlee (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) is an extraordinary example of what one person can achieve. Although he may focus on living in the moment and absorbing every treasured second with his fans while performing on stage, Brownlee has already lived a life many would argue could fill multiple lifetimes. An award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick, country music artist Brownlee is by definition a renaissance man, who lives by the credence that “opportunity lies along the path created by the choices you make.”
In recent years his singles have rapidly climbed the country music charts, with multiple singles cracking Top 10, including “Listen”, “Smoke In The Rain” and “Crash”. In February 2014 he released the single “Fallin’ Over You” off his forthcoming album.
Shares Brownlee, “ Fallin’ Over You has become one of my favourite songs to sing because of the passion that comes out of the melody and lyrics. You know that feeling you get when you realize that a certain someone has taken a hold of you in the best way possible? That’s what this song is all about. That feeling of freedom, of flying, and falling without worrying where you’re going to land.”
Over the last few years Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including a highly coveted JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year, and consecutive Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA®) Award™ Male Artist of the Year nominations (2012 & 2013). For this British Columbia, Canada native, a strong work ethic defines his successful transition from the ice rink to the stage. A culmination of many days and nights on the road and hours in the studio, Brownlee has been taking the Canadian country music world by storm. He plans to cross the border later this year to share the Country Thunder Festival stage (in both Wisconsin and Arizona), performing a mix of fan favourites and new tracks off his forthcoming album.
Since the release of his sophomore album Love Me Or Leave Me, the talented singer-songwriter has shown the industry that his star in country music is on the rise, quite literally, as he was also the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star Award at the CCMA Awards™. In celebration of the release of this album, Brownlee hit the road, touring with Grammy-nominee Dierks Bentley across the country, and has been touring ever since recently wrapping up co-headlining the coast-to-coast Your Town Throwdown tour with Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine in the fall of 2013.
Brownlee’s passions run deep; helping his fellow man most certainly tops his list of priorities. He frequently donates his time wherever and whenever possible to a variety of causes, most recently combining his dual-passions (music and hockey) to support MusicCounts he played in the 2013 JUNO Cup. Annually he continues to partner with the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation™ to share the joy of music with young campers, leading music workshops across the country.
An artist who believes “to be considered a professional you must always act like a professional”, his warm personality and charming persona intimately invites the audience to experience a musical journey as he performs with a commanding, intoxicating stage presence. With a new album release on the horizon, and more tour dates to be announced, his fans can look forward to another memorable year filled with new music and powerful performances.