Adam Brand

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Adam Brand
Adam Brand in Melbourne.jpg
Background information
Birth name Adam Alberto Bruno
Born (1970-01-27) 27 January 1970 (age 44)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Origin Perth, Western Australia
Genres Country
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Years active 1997–present
Labels Flying Nun
Compass Brothers
Arista Nashville
Associated acts Hodad City

Adam Brand (born 27 January 1970) is an Australian musician who sings country music. Active since 1997, he has released seven studio albums and thirteen singles. His first three albums are all certified platinum in Australia. Brand has made two chart entries, including his first American release, "Ready for Love".

Biography[edit]

Adam Brand[1] (born 27 January 1970 in Perth) 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 this time 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 Album charts 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 '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.

Brand has been nominated for three CMAA Awards in 2010, 'Album of the Year', 'Single of the Year' and 'Male Artist of the Year'.[9]

Brand is also a keen fan of motor sport. 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.[10][11] Brand recently made a return to racing, competing in the 2011 Eastern Creek Six Hour. Brand and his co-drivers won their class racing a Suzuki Swift.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Adam has been married and divorced twice. At the age of thirty-nine he met his more recent partner Jade Hatcher, then nineteen, 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,[13] but in late 2011 it was announced that she was leaving him and moving out.[14][15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[16]
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, music download
16
What a Life
  • Release date: 13 July 2006
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, music download
28
Blame It on Eve
  • Release date: 24 July 2008
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Format: CD, music download
10
Hell of a Ride
  • Release date: 26 February 2009
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, music download
19
It's Gonna Be OK
  • Release date: 20 August 2010
  • Label: Compass Brothers
  • Formats: CD, music download
11
There Will Be Love
  • Release date: 10 August 2012
  • Label: Don't Know
  • Formats: CD, music download
11

Compilation albums[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[20]
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
AUS
[21]
2007 "Spirit of the Bush" Lee Kernaghan
(with Steve Forde)
11 Spirit of the Bush

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "Ready for Love" Ry Cox

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Dirt Track Cowboys" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Adam Brand". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". ARIA. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Country Music Awards of Australia 1990-1999". CMAA. Retrieved 27 January 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d "ARIA Award History - Adam Brand". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Country Music Awards of Australia 2000-2008". CMAA. Retrieved 27 January 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2009 Albums". ARIA. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  8. ^ http://ausindies.com.au/awards.html, Australian Independent Record Labels Association Ltd (AIR), 2012
  9. ^ "Finalists - 38th CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia". CMAA. Archived from the original on 1 March 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010. [dead link]
  10. ^ Bain, Erin. "Brand to perform V8 Ute backing track at Deni Ute Muster". http://www.v8utes.com.au/ V8 Utes Racing Series. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  11. ^ "Adam Brand Joins Ford Credit Racing". Fords Online Magazine. 1 June 2002. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  12. ^ "Simpson shines as the stars rock the Swift field at Eastern Creek". Australian Swift Racing Series. Trans Tasman Motorsport. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  13. ^ "Country singer Adam Brand's 18-months marriage to Dancing With the Stars dancer Jade Hatcher in break-up". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  14. ^ The Daily Telegraph, Sydney Confidential, Thursday 22 December 2011, p. 59
  15. ^ "Adam Brand and Jade Hatcher part after two years". Herald Sun. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  17. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2009 Albums". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2005 Albums". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  20. ^ "Adam Brand Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  21. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 

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