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Paul Brandt (born Paul Rennee Belobersycky on July 21, 1972) was one of the Canadian country singers able to take advantage of the massive success of Shania Twain and parlay a successful career for himself in America. Brandt was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, where he sang gospel music and learned to play guitar as a child. During high school, he began playing local talent contests, singing his own songs. Most of his original material was directly inspired by neo-traditionalists like Dwight Yoakam and George Strait. Instead of pursuing country music as a full-time career, he decided to attend college and study nursing. For two years, Brandt went to college and practiced as a pediatric nurse at Alberta's Children's Hospital. However, he continued to enter local talent contests and to place well in each event. The turning point in Brandt's musical career came when he entered a national contest sponsored by the Canadian performance organization, SOCAN. At the contest, Brandt won first prize for Best Original Canadian Country Song with "Calm Before the Storm," and placed as the runner-up for Best Performance. The SOCAN competition was monitored by several insiders in the Nashville music community, and Warner Bros. expressed interest in signing the singer. A demo tape of Brandt's songs made its way to Reprise's Nashville office. Reprise arranged to see a showcase concert by Brandt and, following the show, the label signed the young singer. After signing the record contract, Brandt moved to Nashville, where he recorded his debut album with producer Josh Leo, who had previously worked with Kathy Mattea and Alabama. Brandt's debut, Calm Before the Storm, was released in June to critical acclaim and strong sales. Outside the Frame was released the next year, followed by both That's the Truth and A Paul Brandt Christmas: Shall I Play for You in 1999. The live album Small Towns & Big Dreams arrived in 2001, followed by This Time Around in 2004 and Gift in 2006. Risk appeared in the fall of 2007, with Give It Away arriving in 2011 and Just as I Am a year later in 2012. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Paul Brandt

    '90s Country

    '90s Country
    2 songs

Albums by
Paul Brandt

Top Songs by
Paul Brandt

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   My Heart Has a History
  3.   I Do
  4.   Leavin'
  5.   A Star Is Born
  6.   Convoy
  7.   A Little in Love
  8.   Scars Are Beautiful
  9.   Alberta Bound
  10.   I Believe You
  11.   Home
  12.   Yeah
  13.   I'm an Open Road by Jess Moskaluke
  14.   On the Inside
  15.   What's Come Over You
  16.   Small Towns and Big Dreams
  17.   Silent Night
  18.   I Meant to Do That
  19.   Take It From Me
  20.   Dry Eye
  21.   Start Forever Over Again
  22.   Run Run Rudolph
  23.   There's A World Out There
  24.   Way in a Manger
  25.   I'll Fly Away
  26.   Let's Live It Up
  27.   Country Girl
  28.   We Three Kings
  29.   Let It Snow
  30.   A Gift
  31.   White Christmas
  32.   Hands
  33.   Go Tell It on the Mountain
  34.   Warm Sunny Beaches
  35.   I'm Gonna Fly
  36.   O Holy Night
  37.   Six Tons Of Toys
  38.   Let's Give It Up
  39.   Scrap Piece Of Paper
  40.   Add 'Em All Up
  41.   A Love That Strong
  42.   The Sycamore Tree
  43.   It's a Beautiful Thing
  44.   Pass Me by (If You're Only Passing Through)
  45.   All Over Me
  46.   Chain Reaction
  47.   One
  48.   We Are the One
  49.   That's the Truth
  50.   Jingle Bells
  51.   Nothing
  52.   Outside the Frame
  53.   Forever Summer
  54.   Together Again
  55.   Give It Away
  56.   The Little Space Between
  57.   A Friend Like This
  58.   Learning How to Let It Go
  59.   Risk
  60.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  61.   Canadian Man
  62.   The Longest Way
  63.   Virgil and the Holy Ghost
  64.   It's All Good
  65.   When You Call My Name
  66.   If This Isn't Love
  67.   Cry If You Want To
  68.   Take It Off
  69.   That's What I Love About Jesus
  70.   This Time Around
  71.   Run to Me
  72.   What Child Is This
  73.   Calm Before the Storm
  74.   12 Step Recovery
  75.   Really And Truly
  76.   I Still Do
  77.   Virtual Life
  78.   Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy
  79.   That Hurts
  80.   Amazing Grace
  81.   Out Here on My Own
  82.   Mary, Did You Know?
  83.   Rich Man
  84.   One and Only One
  85.   Get a Bed by Fresh I.E.
  86.   The Old Rugged Cross by The Isaacs
  87.   Come On & Get Some
  88.   Live Now
  89.   Hold On (Love Will Find You)
  90.   Get a Bed (Unwrapped)
  91.   That's Worth Fighting For
  92.   The King
  93.   The Little Drummer Boy