Adam Brand (musician)

Adam Brand (born 27 January 1970) is an Australian country musician. Brand released his debut album in 1997. He has since released 14 studio albums and has won 12 Country Music Awards of Australia.

Adam Brand
Background information
Birth nameAdamo Alberto Brun
Born (1970-01-27) 27 January 1970
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1997–present
LabelsABC Music, Flying Nun, Compass Brothers, Arista Nashville
Associated actsHodad City

Biography

Early life

Adam Brand was born on 27 January 1970 in Perth, Western Australia.[1] Brand's first stage appearance was at age 3 singing "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" with his father Mick at a pub in Perth.[2] In his teens, Brand began playing the drums in church bands around Colac and Geelong. In January 1997, Brand began busking on Peel Street, Tamworth which led to his first record deal with Festival Mushroom Records which he signed in September 1997.[2] In July 1998, Brand released his debut self-titled studio album, which peaked at number 44 on the Australian ARIA album charts[3] and was certified platinum.[4] At the 1999 CMAA awards, Brand won three Golden Guitars; Song of the Year, New Talent of the Year and Video of the Year.[5] The album was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Country Album at the 1999 ARIA Music Awards.[6] Brand won the 'Johnny O'Keefe Encouragement Award' at the Mo Awards in July 1999.

2000-2005: Career Establishment

In January 2000, Brand won his fourth CMAA Award for Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Melinda Schneider for "Love Away the Night".[7] In March 2000, Brand released his second studio album Good Friends which peaked at number 26 on the ARIA charts.[3] The album was nominated for Best Country Album at the 2000 ARIA Awards.[6] In January 2001, Brand won three more CMAA Awards; Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year.[7] He also won a Mo Award for Male Country Performer of the Year.

In January 2002, Brand released his third studio album Built for Speed which peaked at number 24 ARIA charts[3] and was certified platinum in Australia.[4][8] Brand won a further Mo Award for Male Country Performer of the Year. In January 2003, "The Anzac" won the CMAA Award for Heritage Song of the Year, Brand's eighth CMA Award overall.[2] In 2003, Brand contributed the tracks "Sicilian Born" and "Menindee" to the compilation album Australian Storytellers. Both songs received CMA Awards nominations.

In August 2004, Brand released his fourth studio album Get Loud, which debuted at number 16 on the ARIA charts,[3] was certified Gold and earned Brand's third ARIA Award nomination for Best Country Album.[6] In October 2005 Brand released a Christmas album titled Christmas in Australia.

2006-2009: Continued Success and Dancing with the Stars

In July 2006, Brand released his sixth studio album What a Life which peaked at number 28 on the ARIA charts[3] and was certified Gold.[4] Brand received another ARIA nomination for 'Best Country Album' at the ARIA Music Awards of 2006.[6] In January 2007 Brand is awarded the inaugural Country Music Channel Oz Artist of the Year Award.[9] In January 2008, Brand won three more CMA Awards for his song "Spirit of the Bush" with Lee Kernaghan and Steve Forde.[7] In January 2008, Brand released his seventh studio album Blame It on Eve which became Brand's first ARIA top ten album.[3] In September 2008, Brand's first compilation album Greatest Hits 1998–2008 was released. In January 2009 Brand wins his third consecutive CMC Oz Artist of the Year Award and his twelfth CMA Award when he won Male Artist Of The Year.[2] In March 2009 Brand released his eighth studio album Hell of a Ride, which peaked at number 19 on ARIA charts.[3] In March 2009, Brand was the lead act at the Victorian Bushfire Appeal concert in Traralgon.

From July to September 2009, Brand competed the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars (Australia) and was declared the winner on 6 September 2009.[10] Brand partnered professional dancer Jade Hatcher, whom he married on 31 May 2010.[11] In September 2009 Brand signed a recording contract with the Nashville-based division of Sony Music Entertainment for the distribution of his recordings in the United States.[12]

2010-present: Adam Brand label

In January 2010 Brand wins his fourth consecutive CMC Oz Artist of the Year Award. In August 2010, Brand released his ninth studio album It's Gonna Be OK which peaked at number 11 on the ARIA charts.[3] The Track "Ready for Loving" is release in the United States and reaches Top 40 in the US Country charts.[2] In January 2011, Brand wins CMC Oz Artist of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year. In May 2011, Brand released a compilation album titled You're a Revhead before supporting Taylor Swift on her North American tour.[2]

In August 2012, Brand released his tenth studio album There Will Be Love on Arista Nashville/Sony Music Australia, which peaked at number 4 on the ARIA charts; Brand's highest charting album.[3] This was followed by My Acoustic Diary which was the first album recorded by Brand's own label. It was distributed by ABC Music. The album saw Brand re-record 13 of his own tracks in an acoustic setting. Brand's twelfth studio album My Side of the Street was released in August 2014, became his second top 5 album. It was nominated for an ARIA Award and two CMA Awards. In January 2015, Brand won CMC Oz Artist of the Year Award for a fifth year.

In January 2016, Brand released his thirteenth studio album Adam Brand and the Outlaws, featuring fellow Australian country musicians Travis Collins, Drew McAlister, Matt Cornell and Mike Carr.[13] The album peaked at number 6 on the ARIA charts[3] and was nominated for an ARIA Award. The album won a CMC Award for Highest Selling Album. In February 2017, Brand released Get On Your Feet which peaked at number 7 on the ARIA charts.[3]

In July 2018, Brand celebrated 20 years since the release of his debut album releasing a compilation album titled Milestones... 20 Years. The album debuted at number 6 on the ARIA charts, becoming his highest charting compilation album.[3] In September 2018 Brand joined Scott Darlow, Sarah McLeod, Jack Jones and Todd Hunter to re-record the Dragon song "Rain" with all net proceeds from the sale to go towards to the Buy-a-bale program in support of Australian farmers suffering from the Australian drought.[14]

In late 2019, Brand appeared in the first season of The Masked Singer Australia as the 'Dragon' and was the sixth contestant voted out.[15]

In August 2019 Brand released a new single "Life's Been Good to Me" after taking 12 months off to start a family with the birth of his first child, a baby girl named Pepper.[16] Adam will be hitting the road with his Speed of Life Tour March 2020 when he will release his new album.[17] Special guests on the tour will be new country duo "Cornell & Carr". Matt Cornell and Mike Carr were previously members of Adam Brand and the Outlaws.[18] [19]

Personal life

Brand is a fan of motor sport.[1] His song "Dirt Track Cowboys" is themed around speedway racing and features speedway commentator Wade Aunger. Brand has also raced, spending several years racing in the V8 Utes category racing Ford Falcon V8s in the early 2000s.[20][21] Brand made a return to racing in 2011, competing in the 2011 Eastern Creek Six Hour. Brand and his co-drivers won their class racing a Suzuki Swift.[22]

He has been married and divorced three times. At the age of 39 he met Jade Hatcher, then 19, on the set of Dancing With The Stars in 2009. They went on to win the competition despite a lower score compared to their competitor, Today Tonight presenter Matt White. Brand and Hatcher married in May 2010,[23] but in late 2011 it was announced that they had separated.[24] They later divorced.[25]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[26]
Adam Brand 44
Good Friends
  • Release date: 13 March 2000
  • Label: Compass Brothers, Festival
  • Formats: CD, cassette
26
Built for Speed
  • Release date: 14 January 2002
  • Label: Compass Brothers, Festival
  • Formats: CD, cassette
24
Get Loud
  • Release date: 9 August 2004
  • Label: Compass Records, Sony
  • Formats: CD, download
16
Christmas in Australia
(credited to Adam Brand and Friends)
  • Release date: October 2005
  • Label: Compass Records, Universal
  • Formats: CD, download
-
What a Life
  • Release date: 13 July 2006
  • Label: Compass Brothers, Sony
  • Formats: CD, download
28
Blame It on Eve
  • Release date: 21 January 2008
  • Label: Compass Brothers, Universal
  • Format: CD, download
10
Hell of a Ride
  • Release date: 6 March 2009
  • Label: Compass Brothers, Shock Records
  • Formats: CD, download
19
It's Gonna Be OK
  • Release date: 20 August 2010
  • Label: Compass Brothers, Shcok
  • Formats: CD, download
11
There Will Be Love 4
My Acoustic Diary
  • Release date: November 2013
  • Label: Adam Brand / ABC Music
  • Formats: CD, download
31
My Side of the Street
  • Release date: 18 August 2014
  • Label: Adam Brand / ABC Music
  • Formats: CD, download
5
Adam Brand and the Outlaws
(as Adam Brand and the Outlaws)
  • Release date: 8 January 2016
  • Label: Adam Brand / ABC Music
  • Formats: CD, download
6
Get On Your Feet 7

Compilation albums

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[26]
Greatest Hits 1998–2008
  • Release date: September 2008
  • Label: Sony Records
  • Formats: CD, download
68[30]
You're a Revhead
  • Release date: 27 May 2011
  • Label: Compass Brothers, Shock Records
  • Formats: CD, download
39
Milestones... 20 Years
  • Release date: 13 July 2018
  • Label: Adam Brand, ABC, Universal Music Australia
  • Formats: CD, download, streaming
6

Singles

This list of songs or music-related items is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[31]
1998 "Last Man Standing" Adam Brand
1999 "Dirt Track Cowboys"
"Last Man Standing" (with Melinda Schneider)
2000 "Beating Around the Bush" Good Friends
"Good Friends"
2001 "Good Things in Life"
"I Did What?"
2004 "Get Loud" Get Loud
2005 "She's Country"
2006 "Open Ended Heartache" What a Life
2007 "Can't Live Without Your Love"
"Cigarettes & Whiskey"
"That Changes Everything"
2008 "Blame It on Eve" Blame It on Eve
"Comin' from / Khe Sanh"
"Get On Down the Road"
2009 "Hell of a Ride" Hell of a Ride
"Ready for Love" 46
2010 "It's Gonna Be OK" It's Gonna Be OK
2011 "Some Just Live" There Will Be Love
2012 "There Will Be Love"
2013 "She Got Away"
"Freedom Rebels" My Acoustic Diary
2014 "Hearts I Leave Behind" My Side of the Street
2015 "Good Year for the Outlaw" (featuring The Outlaws) Adam Brand and the Outlaws
2016 "I Fought the Law" (featuring The Outlaws)
"Get On Your Feet" Get On Your Feet
2017 "Drunk"[32]
2018 "Milestones" Milestones... 20 Years
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
AUS
[33]
2007 "Spirit of the Bush" Lee Kernaghan
(featuring Adam Brand and Steve Forde)
11 Spirit of the Bush
2018 "Way Out West" James Blundell
(with Tania Kernaghan, Brewn', Bec Lavelle, Ben Ransom and Paul Costa)
- 30 Years of Pride: A Tribute to James Blundel
2018 "Rain" (with Scott Darlow, Sarah McLeod, Jack Jones and Todd Hunter) - non-album single

Awards

APRA Awards

The APRA Awards are held in Australia and New Zealand by the Australasian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually. Brand has been nominated nine times.[34]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999 "Last Man Standing" Most Performed Country Work Nominated
2000 "Dirt Track Cowboys" Most Performed Country Work Nominated
2001 "Beating Around the Bush" Most Performed Country Work Nominated
2002 "Good Things In Life" Most Performed Country Work Nominated
2003 "New England Highway" Most Performed Country Work Nominated
2008 "Spirit of the Bush" (Lee Kernaghan featuring Adam Brand and Steve Forde) Country Work of the Year Nominated
2009 "Coming From / Khe Sanh" Country Work of the Year Nominated
2010 "Hell of a Ride" Country Work of the Year Nominated
2015 "Freedom Rebels" Country Work of the Year Nominated

ARIA Music Awards

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. Brand has been nominated six times.[35]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999Adam BrandARIA Award for Best Country AlbumNominated
2000Good FriendsBest Country AlbumNominated
2004Get LoudBest Country AlbumNominated
2006What a LifeBest Country AlbumNominated
2014My Side of the StreetBest Country AlbumNominated
2016Adam Brand and the OutlawsBest Country AlbumNominated

CMC Awards

The Country Music Channel (CMC Awards) are an annual fan voted award ceremony. From 2007 to 2010, The CMC awarded only one category, The Oz Artist of the Year, which Brand won four years in a row. The CMC Awards officially commenced in 2011, with four categories in total.[36] Brand has won 11 awards in total.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
2008Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
2009Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
2010Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
2011Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
2015Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
Adam Brand – "What Your Love Looks Like"Video of the YearWon
2016Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
2017Adam Brand and the Outlaws – Adam Brand and the OutlawsARIA Highest Selling AlbumWon
2018Adam BrandOz Artist of the YearWon
Adam BrandMale Artist of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "Drunk"Video of the YearWon

CMA Awards

The Country Music Awards of Australia is an annual awards night held in January during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, celebrating recording excellence in the Australian country music industry. Brand has won 12 awards.[37][38]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999Adam Brand – "Last Man Standing"APRA Song of the YearWon
Adam BrandNew Talent of the YearWon
Adam Brand – "Last Man Standing"Video Track of the YearWon
2000Adam Brand and Melinda Schneider – "Love Away the Night"Vocal Collaboration of the YearWon
2001Adam Brand – Good FriendsAlbum of the YearWon
Adam Brand – Good FriendsMale Vocalist of the YearWon
Adam Brand – "Good Things in Life"APRA Song of the YearWon
2003Adam Brand – "The Anzac"Heritage Song of the YearWon
2004Adam Brand – "Sicilian Born"Male Vocalist of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "Menindee"Heritage of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "The Anzac"Video Clip of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "The Anzac"Single Of The YearNominated
2005Adam Brand – "Get Loud"Male Vocalist of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "Get Loud"Video of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "Get Loud"Song of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – Get LoudAlbum of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – Get LoudTop Selling Album of the YearNominated
2006Adam Brand – Get LoudTop Selling Album of the YearNominated
2007Adam Brand – "Open Ended Heartache"Male Vocalist of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – What a LifeAlbum of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "Open Ended Heartache"Single of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – "Life Will Bring You Home"Song of the YearNominated
2008Adam Brand (with Lee Kernaghan and Steve Forde) – "Spirit of the Bush"Vocal Collaboration of the YearWon
Adam Brand (with Lee Kernaghan and Steve Forde – "Spirit of the Bush"Video Clip of the YearWon
Adam Brand (with Lee Kernaghan and Steve Forde – "Spirit of the Bush"Single of the YearWon
Adam Brand (with Lee Kernaghan and Steve Forde – "Spirit of the Bush"Heritage Song of the YearNominated
2009Adam Brand – "Get On Down the Road"Male Artist of the YearWon
Adam Brand– "Comin' From"Song of the YearNominated
Adam Brand (with The Sunny Cowgirls) – "Someday"Vocal Collaboration of the YearNominated
2015Adam Brand – My Side of the StreetTop Selling Album of the YearNominated
Adam Brand – My Side of the StreetMale Artist of the YearNominated

MO Awards

The Mo Awards is an annual award ceremony recognising achievements in live entertainment in Australia. Brand has won three awards.[39]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1999Adam BrandJohnny O'Keefe Encouragement AwardWon
2001Adam BrandMale Country Performer of the YearWon
2002Adam BrandMale Country Performer of the YearWon

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