Aaron Pritchett

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Aaron Pritchett
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Background information
Birth name Aaron Ronald Pritchett
Born (1970-08-02) August 2, 1970 (age 47)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Origin Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1996–present
Labels Big Star Recordings
Royalty Records
604 Records
Website www.aaron-pritchett.com

Aaron Pritchett (born August 2, 1970, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[1]) is a Canadian country music singer.

Biography[edit]

Pritchett got his start as a DJ at Rooster's Country Cabaret bar in Pitt Meadows, BC, and played in a house band performing cover tunes. He recorded his first album in 1996 titled Young In Love. In 2001, after years of playing clubs in BC and Alberta, Pritchett entered a singing contest called "Project Discovery" sponsored by CMT and won a professional music video directed by internationally acclaimed director, Steven Goldmann as well as $10,000 cash. He put the money towards recording his first album to see any radio success, titled "Consider This". The title track was co-written by Pritchett and BC Country legend Rick Tippe.

Pritchett's success continued with the release of his next albums "Something Going On Here" in 2003 and "Big Wheel" in 2006.

In 2008 he was signed to 604 Records, the production company of Nickelback's Chad Kroeger. Pritchett toured Western Canada with Toby Keith and fellow 604 Records artist Jessie Farrell to promote his album, Thankful, which was released on September 9, 2008.

Pritchett released the album In the Driver's Seat on November 9, 2010, under his own record label Decibel Music.

Pritchett's first greatest hits album, Body of Work: A Collection of Hits, was released on May 12, 2015.[2] under Big Star Recordings.

In June 2016, Pritchett released the much anticipated album The Score, a title that commemorated his 20th year recording and releasing music. The lead off single "Dirt Road In Em" went to #6 on the charts and marked a real comeback in Pritchett's career as he hadn't had a top 10 single since 2009. The second release, "Out Of The Blue" followed suit reaching #9. The album was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2017 Juno Awards. His latest release "When A Momma's Boy Meets A Daddy's Girl" has been climbing the charts and currently sits at #10 on the Canada Country Billboard charts at 8 weeks in.

Band[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Jayson Brinkworth - Drums
  • John Sponarski - Guitar, Vocals
  • Scott Smith - Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
  • Shane Hendrickson - Bass, Vocals
  • Emil Gawaziuk - Monitors, stage tech
  • Kirby Barber - Guitar, vocals

Former[edit]

  • Mitch Merrett
  • Jay Buettner
  • Mike Sanyshyn
  • Ron Briggs
  • Mike Norman
  • Dennis Marcenko
  • Darren Parris
  • Bruce Morrison
  • Peter Sweetzir
  • Ken Friesen

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details
Young in Love
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: self-released
Consider This
Something Goin' On Here
  • Release date: September 9, 2003
  • Label: Royalty Records
Big Wheel
  • Release date: April 18, 2006
  • Label: OPM Records
Thankful
In the Driver's Seat
  • Release date: November 9, 2010
  • Label: Decibel Records
The Score
  • Release date: June 24, 2016
  • Label: Big Star Recordings

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
Body of Work: A Collection of Hits
  • Release date: May 12, 2015
  • Label: Big Star Recordings

Singles[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN
[3]
CAN Country
[4]
2002 "Consider This" Consider This
"You Can't Say I Didn't Love You"
2003 "New Frontier" Something Goin' On Here
2004 "My Way"
"John Roland Wood"
2005 "Lucky for Me"
2006 "Big Wheel" Big Wheel
"Hold My Beer" 9
"Warm Safe Place" 6
2007 "The Weight" 6
"Done You Wrong" 79 7
2008 "Let's Get Rowdy" 98 13 Thankful
"How Do I Get There" 79 8
2009 "Hell Bent for Buffalo" 84 10
"Hard to Miss" 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
[4]
2010 "Nothing but Us" 23 Thankful
"Light It Up" 28 In the Driver's Seat
2011 "Drive" 26
"Coming Clean" 42
2012 "I Want to Be in It with You" 31
"Summertime" 31 Non-album single
2013 "Suntan City" 18 Body of Work: A Collection of Hits
"You Should Be" Non-album singles
2014 "Hold You Like My Whiskey"
"Boat on the Water" 28 Body of Work: A Collection of Hits
2015 "Wake You with a Kiss" 29
2016 "Dirt Road in 'Em" 6 The Score
"Out of the Blue" 13
2017 "When a Momma's Boy Meets a Daddy's Girl"A 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
[4]
2017 "Lit Up Tonight" 43 Non-album single

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single appearances, showing year released, other performing artists and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Angels"[5] 2009 One More Girl Big Sky
"Home for Christmas"[6] 2013 George Canyon, One More Girl, Jordan McIntosh Non-album song

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2002 "Consider This"[7] Steven Goldmann
"You Can't Say I Didn't Love You" Stephano Barberis
2003 "New Frontier"
2004 "My Way"
"John Roland Wood"
2005 "Lucky for Me"
2006 "Big Wheel"
"Hold My Beer" Stephano Barberis
"Warm Safe Place"
2007 "Done You Wrong"
2008 "Let's Get Rowdy" Colin Minihan
"How Do I Get There"
2009 "Hell Bent for Buffalo" Colin Minihan
2010 "Light It Up" Carolyne Stossel
2011 "Coming Clean" Stephano Barberis
2013 "Home for Christmas" (with George Canyon,
One More Girl and Jordan McIntosh)
Stephen Lubig
2014 "Boat on the Water" Stephano Barberis
2016 "Dirt Road in 'Em" Cole Northey
"Out of the Blue"
2017 "When A Momma's Boy Meets A Daddy's Girl"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result Ref
2004 British Columbia Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Won [8]
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Album of the Year - Lucky For Me Won
Canadian Country Music Association Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Nominated [9]
Album of the Year – Something Goin' On Here Nominated
Independent Male Artist of the Year Won
Independent Song of the Year – "New Frontier" Won
2005 Male Artist of the Year Nominated [9]
CMT Video of the Year – "John Roland Wood" Nominated
Independent Male Artist of the Year Won
British Columbia Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Won [8]
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Songwriter of the Year - "Lucky For Me" (with Mike Norman, Mike Steen) Won
Single of the Year - "Lucky For Me" Won
2006 Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Nominated [10]
Album of the Year – Big Wheel Nominated
Single of the Year – "Big Wheel" Nominated
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – "Big Wheel" Nominated
Independent Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Independent Single of the Year – "Big Wheel" Nominated
British Columbia Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Won [8]
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Album of the Year – Big Wheel Won
Songwriter of the Year – "Big Wheel" (with Mitch Merrett, Darryl Burgess) Won
Single of the Year – "Big Wheel" Won
Video of the Year - "Hold My Beer" Won
2007 Juno Awards of 2007 Country Recording of the YearBig Wheel Nominated [11]
Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Nominated [12]
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – "Hold My Beer" Won
British Columbia Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Won [8]
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Songwriter of the Year – "Done You Wrong" (with Mitch Merrett, Tim Taylor) Won
Single of the Year – "Done You Wrong" Won
2008 British Columbia Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Won [8]
Male Vocalist of the Year Won
Fans Choice Award Won
2009 Juno Awards of 2009 Country Recording of the Year – Thankful Nominated [13]
Canadian Country Music Association Fans' Choice Award Nominated [14]
Album of the Year – Thankful Nominated
British Columbia Country Music Association Album of the Year – Thankful Won [8]
2014 British Columbia Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Nominated [15]
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Fans Choice Award Won
Single of the Year - "Boat on the Water" Nominated
Video of the Year - "Boat on the Water" Won
2015 British Columbia Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Nominated [16]
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
Single of the Year - "Wake You With a Kiss" Nominated
2016 British Columbia Country Music Association Fans Choice Award Won [17]
Single of the Year - "Dirt Road In Em" Won
Video of the Year - "Dirt Road In Em" Won
Album of the Year - The Score Nominated
Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Nominated
2017 Juno Awards Country Album of the Year - The Score Nominated [18]
Western Canadian Music Awards Country Artist of the Year Nominated [19]
Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Nominated [20]
Video of the Year - "When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl" Nominated

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b c "Aaron Pritchett Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Big Sky - One More Girl | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Home For Christmas - George Canyon | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Toronto Film & Television Office" (PDF). December 20, 2002. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
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  10. ^ "Vancouver singer tops list for Canadian country music awards". CBC News. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "Juno awards 2007 nominees" (PDF). theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "Canadian Country Music Awards Nominees Released". NationTalk. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Juno Awards 2009 Nominees". CTVNews. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "Reid leads country music nominations". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "2014 BCCMA Final Nominees Announced". Top Country Music | Country Music News, Charts, Playlists, Videos. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "BCCMA Nominees". Top Country Music | Country Music News, Charts, Playlists, Videos. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "The 2016 BCCMA Final Ballot Nominees !". Country 107.1. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "Juno Awards Nominees 2017: Here's the Full Nominations List". Flare. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "2017 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees". breakoutwest.ca. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 
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