"Dancing with the Stars"
Congratulations Adam winning
best Male Artists Golden Guitar in 2009!!
of the Year
Get On Down The Road – Adam Brand
Adam is in the process of
recording his 6th studio album which is due for release in early
Adam Brand is #1 on CMC with 'Can't
Live Without Your Love'
Adam will join Lee Kernaghan at the
Spirit of the Bush concert, at Grenfell on June 30th. Also
appearing will be Tania Kernaghan, Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Steve
Ford and the Flange, The McClymonts, and Leo Sayer.
There is something for everyone here... it is a free concert, but
those wanting to attend will need a wristband available from
multiple outlets around the Central West region of NSW.
The first Spirit of the Bush concert was held at Horsham and over
20,000 people enjoyed a day of music as a community, putting aside
the pressures of the drought.
For more info go to:
Carolyn and Janet went to see Adam Brand
driving in Monster Truck Show last weekend at Gosford...
Janet and Carolyn enjoyed it, although didn't know what to
expect! They didn't realise
that Adam would actually be driving as well as singing, so that
"Adam Brand also will be driving in Monster Truck Show this
Saturday 28th at Maitland
Showground. Check out details at
Adam also sings during the breaks, great family
WINNERS ANNOUNCED 2007 - 35th CMAA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS OF AUSTRALIA
CMC OZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adam Brand wins
Australian Artist of the Year on Chart Country!!
Adam Brand has just won Australian of the
Year on Chart County Cactus Awards breaking Keith Urbans three
year reign. He also
won Email Votes of the Year for most support through email voting.
Check it out on
Final 5 Best ARIA
Adam Brand (What a Life)
Anne Kirkpatrick "Showman's Daughter"
Lee Kernaghan (The New Bush)
Catherine Britt (Too Far Gone)
Troy Cassar-Daley (Brighter Day) ..
Adam Brand was #1 on Chart Country
- Adam Brand released October 10th
fun album for the whole family
features seven songs from Adam, three from The Sunny Cowgirls and
from Dianna Corcoran, Jim Haynes and Brendon Walmsley
as well as eight bonus tracks of Adam live in concert.
- Adam Brand is one of Australia’s most popular
and successful contemporary country music artists. Since the release
of his self-titled debut album in January 1998 he has received eight
CMAA Golden Guitar Awards and three Mo Awards. His three albums to
date have spawned innumerable #1 singles and he is one of a handful
of country artists to achieve platinum album sales.
- America......... On behalf of
Adam Brand, a very big thank you for all those who voted for "Get
- Adam Brand is #1 on the USA Chart
Country Top 30 with Get Loud!!!. He is the first Aussie in six
- to be in the top 10. Southbound were the
last before that with "You didn't need the world"
- Vote for Adam on
- When Adam's not touring he can be found racing V8 utes or at
a Gold Coast Restaurant called "Nonna's " named after his
grandmother. He also wants to buy a good old country pub .
- From CMAA
- ADAM BRAND's new album Get
Loud has debuted on the Australian Country Charts at number two,
just behind Kasey Chambers' top selling Wayward Angel.
The release is also at number 16 on the mainstream ARIA albums
"When you get to your fourth album," Adam said, "you have to take a
step back and look at what you're doing. You don't want to keep
producing the same old thing, but neither do you want to move too
far away from what it is that your fans love about you.
"I took some time off, looked inside myself, and this is what
emerged. Get Loud is certainly the most personal album I have made.
It's an accurate reflection of my life at this point in time. And
you know what else? It rocks! It's not called Get Loud for nothing!"
Adam Brand is one of Australia's most popular and successful
contemporary country music artists. Since the release of his
self-titled debut album in January 1998, he has won eight Golden
Guitar Awards and three "MO" Awards. His three albums to date have
spawned innumerable number one singles and he is one of a handful of
country artists to achieve Platinum album sales.
Written at home and in Nashville and recorded in Sydney over seven
weeks, Adam's fourth album marks a significant turning point for the
artist. The familiar themes of girls, cars, friendship and good
times are present but there are several fundamental differences
between this and his previous albums.
There is no doubt that recent events in Adam's personal life have
influenced the shape of the new album.
"Get Loud isn't the slit-your-wrists kind of album people might
think I'd come up with after the collapse of my marriage. It's
actually the opposite - my attitude with the album was to blast
through the pain, blow the cobwebs out and celebrate what's positive
in life. So there's a lot of raw energy on the album."
- Therese Bawden and Adam Brand
- Therese said Michael Carr and Adam
Brand were brilliant last night at Panthers. The auditorium was
She bought the latest Country Update magazine and read the article
on Adam Brand shaving his head for leukaemia.
Thought you might like to see a photo of Adam Brand with his new
look for now.
- ADAM GOES GOLD
- ADAM BRAND'S latest album Built
For Speed has passed the gold record
certification mark for sales of more than
35,000. This brings the album in line with both of Adam's previous
gold-certified releases, his self-titled debut album and follow-up Good
Friends. "This time round, we achieved the gold milestone in 17 weeks after
the album was released," said Adam's manager Graham Thompson. Adam's records
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albums in person.
- ADAM BRAND has been confirmed as a promotional
partner for this year's 16-round World Series Sprintcar (WSS) championship.
- Adam, who established his musical credentials
with race fans almost three years ago with his hit Dirt Track Cowboy, a
song dedicated to Australian Sprintcar drivers, is working on a WSS theme song
that he will perform at the opening round in Perth on November 16.
- He will also attend the second series round at
Speedway City, Bunbury, WA, where he will sing the national anthem and do a
meet-and-greet with fans.
- Adam is a self-confessed revhead who raced
Three-quarter Midgets in Perth before turning his hand to singing and
songwriting and winning multiple Golden Guitars along the way.
- WSS promoters have been quick to embrace the
Brand influence, inviting him to attend championship rounds that do not clash
with tour dates and the Adam is happy to oblige.
- "I'd like to see as many rounds of World Series
Sprintcars as I can," he said, "but it all depends on what my schedule is like
at the time." (from CMAA)
- SPREADING THE WORD ABOUT THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE
Adam Brand’s circle of good friends is growing dramatically.
Just like his tally of awards. There seems to be no demarcation
line in his extraordinary career – with city and country dwellers alike
coming on board to share his appreciation of the good things
in life. Though it seems hard to grasp, it has been for not much more than
two years that Adam has been a part of Australian
country music’s hierarchy. In that time his first album is near platinum,
his second album has gone gold (and still climbing), he has
had six number one country singles, and he has had bestowed upon him
seven CMAA Golden Guitars and a Mo award. At the same
time, he has become a huge live drawcard, his showmanship and deft touch
with audiences compared often to that of Lee Kernaghan.
Believing strongly that “Country music is the common man's property" Adam
has explained : “To me it’s all about making a connection.
If I can meet someone, learn their story then write about it and have
people feel an empathy with the song then I'm doing o.k.
"We tour really hard and go to many of the smaller towns as well as the
bigger regional centres and cities. There isn't this huge gap
between us and the audience. Country people can spot a fake a mile away.
If you're not one of them, forget it. But if you are, you'll
make the most loyal friends on earth. "
If it is a theme to which he keeps returning it is because it is
unquestionably the centrepiece of his musical and personal life.
During his modest and entertaining acceptance speeches at Tamworth in
January 2001 as he graciously accepted Golden Guitars for
Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and, most impressively, APRA Song of the
Year, he related how, when he drove across the Nullarbor
from Perth to make his play for country music success the man who would
become his manager and producer, Graham Thompson,
was the man who helped him “unload the ute.”
“To me, Good Friends sums up how I have got here. I've got a great
manager, great producer and great songs from the writers.
It is my family, the good times. They are the most important things in my
life. We can get caught up in our jobs, our houses and our
cars, or wearing the right clothes with the right brand, that that kind of
stuff. But all that we really need in life are good friends.”
Since the Good Friends album – with its insights into the life of the 31
year old son of a Sicilian father and Russian-Polish
mother - was released, Adam has toured Australia extensively, reaching
every state and territory. He has not just filled halls and
clubs but become a hot festival attraction. The demand for him has been
near unquenchable. The day after the Tamworth awards he
was in a radio studio in Sydney participating in Andrew Denton’s Musical
Challenge – giving his own unique take on Wheatus’
Teenage Dirtbag. From Tamworth’s Northern Daily Leader to the Sydney
Morning Herald his face was beaming and his sentiments
bounding out of eminently favourable features. Once named as Cleo's Guy of
the Month and described (to his mild embarrassment) by
the magazine as "Australia's sexiest country singer", Adam has been
profiled and highlighted everywhere from to Aussie Post
to the Australian Women’s Weekly.
“People in the cities have more connection with country music than they
realise” he insists. “It's come a long way from an old bloke
in his hat riding the ranges playing his banjo. Certain songs are
certainly geared toward people in the country but the music is changing.
It's now less about the location, more about the people. I've got a song
called When The Needle Hits The Vinyl which is about
some kids watching their parents dance to an old vinyl record. That's a
real country scene but it could be in the city as well. It's
unfortunate that many people associate country music with hay bales and
“I wasn't reared on Slim Dusty, Buddy Williams, that kind of stuff. I was
brought up on the Everly Brothers, Elvis, Neil Diamond
and Roy Orbison. They all had firm roots in country-based music and
rockabilly. But as I got older I found myself leaning towards
songs that told a story, like what Slim has always done. Songs that had a
lyric you could follow and identify with. I like the simplicity
of the music. Country is totally lyric-based, the story always comes
first, every time. And you don't have you be born on a sheep
station to understand the songs. It’s often about the man next door and
what he does on Sunday sort of stuff.”
With two albums under his belt and preparation well underway for his
third, Adam is evolving as an impressive, intuitive
songwriter. A fact underlined by the award achieved by his co-write with
the great Graeme Connors. "I had no idea I was going
to win Song of the Year for Good Things In Life “ he explained after the
ceremony. “When they called my name. I just couldn't
believe it. I hadn't been expecting it so I wasn't nervous at all.”
"Writing doesn't always come easy to me - it'd be great
if inspiration was something you could just turn on and off like a tap but
it doesn’t work that way. I work very hard on my songs.
What matters to me is people doing it tough - people battling. My songs
are often people's stories and they deserve to be told.
I'm interested in positive stories, the people who overcome adversity,
because that serves as an inspiration to everyone else. I try
to steer clear of those crying-in-your-beer country songs.”
Two and a half years after the first album was released and a year after
the second, both are still firmly lodged in the APRA
Country Music chart Top ten and Adam Brand has one of the most popular and
most recognisable musical faces in Australia. With
indefatigable energy, he makes himself available to schools and hospitals,
speedways and showgrounds, towns and cities.
"I was just a weekend warrior back in Perth" he told Pulse magazine at the
beginning of 2001. "One day I just decided I wanted
to go to Tamworth. Three and a half years ago I was busking in the main
street there." He may well have had those humble origins
in the back of his mind as he played to large, sold-out shows in the town
around the time of the awards in which he featured so strongly.
Shows marked by his remarkable gesture of inviting hearing-impaired Ann-Maree
Marshall to expressively ‘sign’ the songs
Good Things In Life and Come From The Heart to audiences that included
many deaf or near-deaf fans who had travelled from
all over the country for the experience.
As Adam walked to the podium three times to collect Golden Guitars this
year he admits that he was thinking : “What am I doing
here, how the hell did I get here?, I’m just some little bloke!”. A little
bloke with a large heart and a clear focus. “There’s no pot at
the end of the rainbow for me” he insists. “I just hope to be doing
something that matters in five years …and for me that’s singing.”