Adam Brand (musician)
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Adam Brand Musician
Adam Brand
Adam Brand in Melbourne.jpg
Background information
Adamo Alberto Bruno (part Sicilian)
Born (1970-01-27) 27 January 1970 (age 48)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Origin Perth, Western Australia
Genres Country
Singer, Songwriter
1997-present
Labels ABC Music, Flying Nun, Compass Brothers, Arista Nashville
Hodad City

Adam Brand (born 27 January 1970) is an Australian country musician. Active since 1997, he has released 11 studio albums.

Biography

Brand (born 27 January 1970 in Perth),[1] first began playing drums at age ten, and followed his father, a travelling salesman, in his teens. Brand moved to Sydney in 1997 and released his first album, a self-titled effort, on Flying Nun Records the following year. The album reached No. 44 on the Australian ARIA album charts[2] and was certified platinum.[3] Brand was awarded three CMAA awards in 1999, Song of the Year ("Last Man Standing"), New Talent of the Year, and Video Track of the Year after being nominated in five categories.[4] Brand was nominated for Best Country Album (Adam Brand) at the 1999 ARIA Music Awards.[5] He also won the 'Johnny O'Keefe Encouragement Award' at the 1999 Mo Awards.

In 2000, he released his next album, Good Friends, which reached No. 26 on the album charts.[2] Brand received a further CMAA Award for Vocal Collaboration of the Year with Melinda Schneider for "Love Away the Night".[6] He was also nominated again for Best Country Album (Good Friends) at the 2000 ARIA Awards.[5] In 2001 Brand won three CMAA Awards for Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year.[6] He also won a Mo Award for Male Country Performer of the Year.

In 2001, he began recording for Compass Brothers Records releasing Built for Speed. The album was released in January 2002 reaching No. 24 on the album charts[2] and was certified platinum in Australia.[3][7] He won a further Mo Award for Male Country Performer of the Year that year. In 2003, Brand also won a CMAA Award, Heritage Song of the Year, for "The Anzac".

Brand's next album, Get Loud, was released in 2004, debuted at No. 2 on the Australian Country charts and No. 16 on the national albums chart in 2004[2] and was certified Gold. Get Loud was also nominated as Best Country Album at that year's ARIA Awards.[5] On 10 October 2005 he released a Christmas themed album, Christmas in Australia.

2006 saw the release of Brand's fifth studio album, What a Life. The album reached No. 28 on the national album charts[2] and was certified Gold.[3] Brand received another ARIA nomination for 'Best Country Album' (What a Life) in 2006.[5] His next album, Blame It on Eve was released in July 2008, peaking at No. 1 on the Australian Country charts and No. 10 on the National Album charts (his highest charting solo album to date).[2] He also won three CMAA Awards: Single of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of the Year and Video Clip of the Year with Lee Kernaghan and Steve Forde for "Spirit of the Bush", in 2008.[6]

In 2009 he released Hell of a Ride, which peaking at No. 2 on the Australian Country charts and No. 19 on the National Album charts.[2] Brand also won the Best Independent Country Album award at the Australian Independent Record (AIR) Awards[8] and the CMAA Award for Male Artist of the Year.[6] 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.

He featured in season nine of the live Australian reality show Dancing with the Stars, winning the competition on 6 September 2009. He was partnered by professional dancer Jade Hatcher, who Brand married on 31 May 2010.

His 2014 album My Side of the Street earned him the CMAA award for Male Artist of the Year.

In January 2016, Brand released an album with supergroup The Outlaws, featuring fellow Australian country musicians Travis Collins, Drew McAlister, Matt Cornell and Mike Carr.[9]

He is the winner of 14 Golden Guitar Awards.[10]

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.[11][12] 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.[13]

He has been married and divorced a 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. Adam and Jade married in May 2010,[14] but in late 2011 it was announced that they had separated.[15] They later divorced.[16]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[17]
Adam Brand 44
Good Friends
  • Release date: 13 March 2000
  • Label: Flying Nun Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
26
Built for Speed
  • Release date: 14 January 2002
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, cassette
24
Get Loud
  • Release date: 9 August 2004
  • Label: Compass Records
  • Formats: CD, download
16
What a Life
  • Release date: 13 July 2006
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, download
28
Blame It on Eve
  • Release date: 24 July 2008
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Format: CD, download
10
Hell of a Ride
  • Release date: 26 February 2009
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, download
19
It's Gonna Be OK
  • Release date: 20 August 2010
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, download
11
There Will Be Love
  • Release date: 10 August 2012
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, download
11
My Side of the Street
  • Release date: 18 August 2014
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, download
5
Adam Brand and the Outlaws
(as Adam Brand and the Outlaws)
  • Release date: 8 January 2016
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, download
6
Get on Your Feet
  • Release date: 10 February 2017
  • Label: Adam Brand Enterprises, Universal
  • Formats: CD, download
7

Compilation albums

Title Details
Christmas in Australia
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: Sony Records
  • Formats: CD, download
Greatest Hits 1998 - 2008
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Sony Records
  • Formats: CD, download
You're a Revhead
  • Release date: 2011
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, download

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[21]
1999 "Dirt Track Cowboys" -- Adam Brand
2000 "Good Friends" -- Good Friends
2001 "Good Things in Life" --
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" --
2010 "It's Gonna Be OK" -- It's Gonna Be OK
"Ready for Love" (US release) 46 single only
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 "I Fought The Law (feat. The Outlaws)" -- I Fought The Law
2016 "Get On Your Feet" -- Get On Your Feet
2017 "Drunk" --
2018 "Milestones" -- Milestones ... 20 Years
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
AUS
[22]
2007 "Spirit of the Bush" Lee Kernaghan
(with 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

Music videos

Year Video Director
2010 "Ready for Love" Ry Cox

References

  1. ^ a b "Adam Brand | Racing career profile | Driver Database". www.driverdb.com. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Adam Brand". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". ARIA. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  4. ^ "Country Music Awards of Australia 1990-1999". CMAA. Archived from the original on 17 October 2009. Retrieved 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d "ARIA Award History - Adam Brand". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Country Music Awards of Australia 2000-2008". CMAA. Archived from the original on 17 October 2009. Retrieved 2010. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2009 Albums". ARIA. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. Retrieved . , Australian Independent Record Labels Association Ltd (AIR), 2012
  9. ^ "Introducing the new Aussie supergroup: Adam Brand and the Outlaws | CMC". www.countrymusicchannel.com.au. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "ADAM BRAND AND THE OUTLAWS". Broadbeach Country Music Festival. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Bain, Erin. "Brand to perform V8 Ute backing track at Deni Ute Muster". v8utes.com.au. V8 Utes Racing Series. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Adam Brand Joins Ford Credit Racing". Fords Online Magazine. 1 June 2002. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Simpson shines as the stars rock the Swift field at Eastern Creek". Australian Swift Racing Series. Trans Tasman Motorsport. 10 December 2011. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "Country singer Adam Brand's 18-months marriage to Dancing With the Stars dancer Jade Hatcher in break-up". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2011. 
  15. ^ "Adam Brand and Jade Hatcher part after two years". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2011. 
  16. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3244235/Jade-Hatcher-opens-struggles-devastating-injury.html
  17. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010. 
  18. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". ARIA Charts. Archived from the original on 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2011. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2009 Albums". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 2011. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2005 Albums". ARIA Charts. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 2011. 
  21. ^ "Adam Brand Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 2010. 
  22. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010. 

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