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CANADIAN COUNTRY STAR CHAD BROWNLEE MAKES MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ON UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA WITH HUGE SUMMER SINGLE, “DEAR DRUNK ME”

 

 

03 AUGUST 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Today, Juno-Nominated Canadian country star Chad Brownlee marks his major label debut with his new single “Dear Drunk Me” after signing with Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Written by superstar writer Gordie Sampson, who’s penned global hits for artists such as Carrie UnderwoodKeith Urban, Blake SheltonMiranda Lambert, and Rascal Flatts, and many more. Download/stream “Dear Drunk MeHERE.

 

On the release, Chad Brownlee said: “It’s been a year since my last release, so to say I’m excited for ‘Dear Drunk Me’ to be out today would be an understatement! Coming out of the gates with the fun one off the upcoming record!

 

With six CCMA nominations and nine top-10 singles at Canadian country radio under his belt, Chad Brownlee is no stranger to the country music world. With his knack for songwriting a distinctively powerful and emotional voice, the former Vancouver Canucks draft pick turned Country star entered the limelight with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2010 which features fan-favourites “Hood Of My Car” and “Carried Away”. 2011 saw Brownlee winning the CCMA Rising Star Award, lifting him into the upper echelons of the Canadian country music scene. This lead him to his albums Love Me Or Leave Me in 2012, where he then celebrated the successful release of his sophomore album by hitting the road with Grammy-nominee Dierks Bentley across Canada. In 2013, he co-headlined the “Your Town Throwdown” tour with fellow Canadian country artists Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine. Brownlee continued to build on this momentum by building one of Canadian country music’s most passionate fanbases through his next two albums – The Fighters (2014) and Hearts on Fire (2016). His catalogue of albums contains a plethora of fan-favourites and radio hits like “Love Me Or Leave Me”, “Listen”, “Somethin’ We Shouldn’t Do” and recently gold-certified “I Hate You For It” – proving the steady stream of love for Brownlee’s sound and words.

 

Over the last few years Brownlee has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades including a highly coveted JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year, and consecutive Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA®) Award™ for Male Artist of the Year nominations (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018), Fan’s Choice Award (2017, 2018), Album of the Year (2016) amongst many more. He will be back at the CCMA Awards this September to join fellow superstar and global country music legend Terri Clark on the “CCMA Legends Show: A Tribute to Yesterday & Today”. The show is a memorable experience to witness award-winning country musicians paying tribute to some of Canada’s most admirable country artists. It showcases performances by Hall of Fame inductees who have made a mark on the Canadian country music scene alongside rising and current hit-makers.

 

Chad Brownlee has spent the past few years writing, drawing, hiking, and getting rejuvenated between his cabin in Gibson, British Columbia with his dog Ellie, and Nashville, Tennessee writing and recording new music set to be released later this year. In partnership with the CFL and TSN Thursday Night Football, Brownlee is set to perform on the CFL Thursday Night Halftime Show in Vancouver when the BC Lions take on the Edmonton Eskimos in Vancouver. Stay tuned for much more to come from Chad Brownlee at www.chadbrownlee.com

 

 

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For more information, or interview requests:

Tye Worobess, Publicity, Universal Music Canada

Tye.Worobess@umusic.com