Julian Austin (musician)

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Julian Austin
Born (1963-08-24) August 24, 1963 (age 50)
Sussex, New Brunswick
Genres Country
Occupations singer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels ViK., Civilian, LMG, Little Ol' Records
Website julianaustin.com

Julian Austin (born August 24, 1963, Sussex, New Brunswick) is a Canadian country music singer. He has released more than fifteen singles in Canada, including the Number One hit "Little Ol' Kisses" (1997). In addition, Austin has recorded five studio albums.

Biography[edit]

Julian Austin released his first album, What My Heart Already Knows, on May 6, 1997. The album was certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association for sales of 50,000 copies,[1] and the first single, "Little Ol' Kisses," went to No. 1 the Canadian country singles chart. That same year, Austin won the Wrangler Rising Star Award from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA). All of the additional singles released from the album reached the top 20, including the No. 3 song, "Diamond." In 1998, Austin was nominated for Best Country Male Vocalist at the Juno Awards, but lost to Paul Brandt.

Austin moved to Calgary, Alberta in 1998 to work on his second album. However, the project was put on hold when he was injured in a bull-riding accident on January 9, 1999. Austin was left with several broken and cracked ribs, a punctured right lung, and a gaping hole in his right leg.[2] After his recovery, Back in Your Life was released on March 7, 2000. The album included a cover of the Steve Miller classic "Take the Money and Run," which reached No. 4 on the Canadian country singles chart. The album earned Austin six CCMA nominations, and he was again nominated for Best Country Male at the Juno's, once again losing to Paul Brandt.

Austin left his record label, ViK. Recordings, in 2001. The following year, he was approached by Civilian Records president Myles Goodwyn. His third album, Bulletproof, was released on August 13, 2002. Singles from the album didn't perform well on the charts, and Austin left the label due to creative differences.[3]

Austin began work on his fourth album in 2005, The Red and White, which was released by LMG Records in 2007. His fifth studio album, One for One, was released be Little Ol' Records on May 26, 2009.

Personal life[edit]

Austin currently lives in Steinbach, Manitoba with his wife Angela and their dog, Baxter. Austin is an avid supporter of the Canadian Forces. He has done performances for the troops and has made a tribute song to raise money for the Sapper Mike McTeague Wounded Warriors fund, called "The Red and White Brigade".

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
CAN Country
What My Heart Already Knows 9
Back in Your Life
  • Release date: March 7, 2000
  • Label: ViK. Recordings
10
Bulletproof
  • Release date: August 13, 2002
  • Label: Civilian Records
*
The Red and White
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: LMG Records
*
One for One
  • Release date: May 26, 2009
  • Label: Little Ol' Records
*
* denotes unknown peak positions

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
1997 "Little Ol' Kisses" 1 What My Heart Already Knows
"Diamond" 3
1998 "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" 20
"What My Heart Already Knows" 12
"Hard Time Loving You" 13
1999 "Back in Your Life" 14 Back in Your Life
2000 "Take the Money and Run" 4
"Forever Loving You" 5
"Baby Bye Bye" *
2001 "Should Be Over You" *
2002 "Pussycat" * Bulletproof
"I'm So Over You" *
2003 "Only God Knows" *
2006 "He's Got What It Takes" * The Red and White
"The Red and White" *
2007 "Harbour Town" *
2008 "Back to Me" *
"Marie" *
2009 "Fat Bottomed Girls" * One for One
"She Knows About Cryin'" *
"If Houston Doesn't Want You" *
2010 "Goodbye Exit Sign" *
"Me and This Town" * Non-album song
* denotes unknown peak positions

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1997 "Little Ol' Kisses"
"Diamond"
2000 "Take the Money and Run" Josh Levy
"Forever Loving You"
2002 "Pussycat"
2009 "If Houston Doesn't Want You" Alex Colthart

Awards[edit]

Canadian Country Music Awards

  • Wrangler Rising Star Award (1997)

References[edit]

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