Brothers (Dean Brody song)

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Single by Dean Brody
from the album Dean Brody
Released October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 4:05
Label Broken Bow
Writer(s) Dean Brody
Producer(s) Matt Rovey
Dean Brody Canada singles chronology
"Dirt Road Scholar"
Dean Brody U.S. chronology

"Brothers" is the title of a debut song written and recorded by Canadian country music artist Dean Brody. It was released in October 2008 as the first single from the album Dean Brody. The song peaked in the Top 10 of the Radio & Records Country Singles chart in Canada[1] and #76 on the Canadian Hot 100.[2] It also reached the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the United States.[3]


"Brothers" is a mid-tempo ballad describing the relationship between the narrator and his brother, who is about to go to war. In the first verse, the narrator is reluctant to let his brother leave, offering to do anything that will keep him home. The narrator's brother reassures him by saying "This is what brothers are for". In the second verse, the narrator says that out of all his heroes, his brother is his main. The two of them interact through letters in the second verse, with the narrator telling his brother how much he misses him. Finally, in the third verse, the narrator's brother comes back home, but uses a wheelchair after being injured in the war. As they hug, the brother apologizes to the narrator for having to be pushed home, but the narrator simply replies, "This is what brothers are for."


Roughstock critic Matt Bjorke described the song as "a well-written story song by any measure", adding that it was "heartening to see such a song score with radio." He added that his original review, written in October 2008, was negative in nature because at the time, he did not understand the song's context.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Stephen Scott.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008–2009) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 76
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 26