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