Bryan Austin

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Bryan Austin
Birth name Bryan Cuevas
Born (1967-09-12) September 12, 1967 (age 46)
Origin Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals, electric guitar
Years active 1994
Labels Patriot/Liberty
Associated acts Phoenix

Bryan Cuevas (born September 12, 1967 in Pass Christian, Mississippi) is an American country music artist, known professionally as Bryan Austin. Signed to Liberty Records' sister label Patriot Records in 1994, he released an album and two singles for the label. The first of these singles, "Radio Active", charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart.

Biography[edit]

Bryan Cuevas was born September 12, 1967[1] in Pass Christian, Mississippi.[2] Cuevas was raised near Biloxi, Mississippi. In the late 1980s, he founded a band called Texas Flat, whose membership occasionally included Brett Favre, who would later become a quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.[3]

Cuevas later changed his surname to Austin. In 1994, He was the first artist signed to Patriot Records, a sister label of Liberty Records founded by its then-president, Jimmy Bowen.[2] He released his debut single, "Radio Active", that year. This song peaked at No. 62 on the U.S. Billboard country singles charts,[1] and was included on his self-titled debut album, which was produced by Keith Stegall. Another single, "Is It Just Me", was also released and made into a music video, although the single did not chart.[4]

Austin left Patriot in 1995 after the label was merged into Capitol Records. He performed on Steve Wariner's 1997 instrumental album No More Mr. Nice Guy on the track "The Brickyard Boogie." This track, which featured Bryan White, Jeffrey Steele and former Pearl River member Derek George, was nominated for Best Country Instrumental at the Grammy Awards of 1997.[5] In 1999, Austin founded another band called Phoenix, whose members included Darin Anthony and Noah Gordon, the latter of whom was also signed as solo artist on Patriot in the 1990s.[3]

Bryan Austin (1994)[edit]

Bryan Austin
Studio album by Bryan Austin
Released July 12, 1994
Genre Country
Label Patriot/Liberty
Producer Keith Stegall

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Radio Active" (Bucky Jones, L. David Lewis, Kim Williams) – 3:20
  2. "You're Right, I'm Wrong" (Wayne Perry, Marty Stuart) – 2:44
  3. "That's What She Said" (Russ Roberts, Neil Thrasher, Williams) – 3:45
  4. "Is It Just Me" (Kent Blazy, Thrasher) – 3:55
  5. "Open Your Eyes" (Billy Kirsch, Fred Koller) – 3:03
  6. "Long Walk Back" (Bryan Austin) – 3:04
  7. "Susannah" (Gretchen Peters) – 3:31
  8. "Limo Driver" (Austin, Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall) – 3:18
  9. "That Makes One of Us" (Austin, Stegall, Gary Harrison) – 3:40
  10. "All Dressed Up with No Place to Go" (Austin, James Dean Hicks) – 2:41

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country
[1]
1994 "Radio Active" 62
"Is It Just Me"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1994 "Radio Active" Steven Goldmann
"Is It Just Me"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 35. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Sourcebooks, Inc. p. 407. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ a b Fulmer, John (1999-01-015). "Bryan Austin hopes to strike country gold with new band Phoenix.". Tribune News Service. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  4. ^ Rush, Diane Samms (1999-01-15). "Bryan Austin figures he's on the road to country music stardom". Tribune News Service. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  5. ^ "Babyface Tops Grammy Nominations". The Seattle Times. 1997-01-07. Retrieved 20 February 2009.