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Paul Brandt

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