Dean Brody

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Dean Brody
Birth name Dean Brody
Born (1975-08-12) August 12, 1975 (age 39) [1]
Smithers, British Columbia, Canada[2]
Origin Jaffray, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Years active 2004-present
Labels Broken Bow, Open Road
Associated acts Keith Stegall

Dean Brody (born August 12, 1975) is a Canadian country music artist. Originally signed to Broken Bow Records in 2008, Brody made his debut later that year with the single "Brothers". This song, a Top 40 country hit in the US, was the first single from his self-titled debut album, released in 2009 under the production of Matt Rovey. In 2010, Brody was signed to Open Road Recordings and released his second album, Trail in Life. In 2012, he released his third album, Dirt, earning the 2012 CCMA Album of the Year award and a 2013 Juno nomination for Country Album of the Year. Brody also won the 2012 and 2013 CCMA Male Artist of the Year award. Brody's fourth album, Crop Circles, was released in 2013.

Biography[edit]

Dean Brody was born in Smithers, British Columbia and grew up in Jaffray, British Columbia. As a boy, Brody worked at a sawmill, also playing guitar in his spare time. By 2004, he had moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his musical career. Although he found a songwriting contract, the expiration of his US work permit forced him to move back to Canada. Eventually, he returned to Nashville through the suggestion of producer Keith Stegall, who helped him sign with Broken Bow Records in 2008.[3] Brody released his debut single, "Brothers", late that year. Shortly before its release, Brody was injured in a waterskiing accident on the Potomac River and had to undergo extensive reconstructive surgery.[4][5] He lives with his wife Iris in Chester, Nova Scotia.[4][6]

Music career[edit]

Dean Brody[edit]

Brody's self-titled debut album was released in the United States on April 28, 2009, via the independent label Broken Bow Records. The album debuted at Number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and was released in Canada on May 12, 2009. "Brothers" peaked at number 26 in the US. "Dirt Road Scholar" and "Undone" were both released in Canada and "Gravity" in the United States.

Trail in Life[edit]

The first single from Brody's second album, "Wildflower," was released in April 2010. A second single, "Roll That Barrel Out," was released in July 2010. The album, Trail in Life, was released by Open Road Recordings in August 2010. Other singles included the title track, "People Know You by Your First Name" and "Little Yellow Blanket."

Dirt[edit]

Brody's third studio album, Dirt, was released by Open Road Recordings on April 24, 2012. Its first single, "Canadian Girls," became Brody's first song to reach the top 40 on the Canadian Hot 100 and his first certified gold digital single. Brody sold out his first headline Dirt Tour across Canada in 2012.

Crop Circles[edit]

Brody's fourth studio album, Crop Circles, was released on November 5, 2013. The lead single, "Bounty", was released on August 19. It was followed by the title track in December 2013, "Another Man's Gold" in April 2014 and "Mountain Man" in September 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
CAN
[7]
US Country
[8]
US
[9]
US
Heat

[10]
US
Indie

[11]
Dean Brody 32 187 4 23
Trail in Life
Dirt
  • Release date: April 24, 2012
  • Label: Open Road Recordings
  • Formats: CD, music download
12
Crop Circles
  • Release date: November 5, 2013
  • Label: Open Road Recordings
  • Formats: CD, music download
17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Certifications Album
CAN Country
[13]
CAN
[14]
2008 "Brothers"[A] 76 Dean Brody
2009 "Dirt Road Scholar" 72
"Gravity"
"Undone" 79
2010 "Wildflower" 86 Trail in Life
"Roll That Barrel Out" 69
"Trail in Life" 81
2011 "People Know You by Your First Name" 93
"Little Yellow Blanket" 71
2012 "Canadian Girls" 36 Dirt
"Bob Marley" 69
"It's Friday" 60
2013 "Underneath the Apple Trees" 12 84
"Dirt" 9 81
"Bounty" 1 46 Crop Circles
"Crop Circles" 9 62
2014 "Another Man's Gold" 7 85
"Mountain Man"[B] 40
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Notes

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
CAN Country
[13]
2013 "I'm Movin' On" Terri Clark 28 Classic

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "Brothers" Stephen Scott
"Dirt Road Scholar" Erwin Brothers
2010 "Wildflower" Jeth Weinrich
"Roll That Barrel Out"
"Trail in Life"
2011 "People Know You by Your First Name"
"The Woodshed Is Full"
2012 "Canadian Girls" Christopher Mills
"Bob Marley" Stephano Barberis
"It's Friday" (with Great Big Sea) Jeth Weinrich
"Coffee Shop Angel" Stephano Barberis
2013 "Underneath the Apple Trees"
"I'm Movin' On" (with Terri Clark)
"Dirt" (live)
"Bounty" Margaret Malandruccolo
2014 "Crop Circles"
"Another Man's Gold" Jeth Weinrich

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2009 Canadian Country Music Association Single of the Year – "Brothers" Won
Songwriter of the Year – "Brothers" Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "Brothers" Nominated
Rising Star Nominated
2010 Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year – Dean Brody Nominated
Single of the Year – "Dirt Road Scholar" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year – "Dirt Road Scholar" Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "Wildflower" Nominated
2011 Juno Awards of 2011 Country Album of the YearTrail in Life Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Nominated
Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year – Trail in Life Won
Single of the Year – "Trail in Life" Won
Songwriter of the Year – "Trail in Life" Won
2012 Fans' Choice Award Nominated
Male Artist of the Year Won
Album of the Year – Dirt Won
Single of the Year – "Canadian Girls" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year – "Canadian Girls" Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "Canadian Girls" Nominated
Interactive Artist of the Year Nominated
2013 Juno Awards of 2013 Country Album of the Year – Dirt Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Nominated
Male Artist of the Year Won
Single of the Year – "It's Friday" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year – "Bob Marley" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year – "It's Friday" Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "I'm Movin' On" Nominated
2014 Juno Awards of 2014 Country Album of the Year – Crop Circles Won
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Nominated
Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year – Crop Circles Won
Single of the Year – "Bounty" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year – "Bounty" Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "Bounty" Nominated

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