Dean Brody (album)

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Dean Brody
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Studio album by Dean Brody
Released April 28, 2009 (2009-04-28)
Genre Country
Length 41:28
Label Broken Bow
Producer Matt Rovey
Dean Brody chronology
Dean Brody
(2009)
Trail in Life
(2010)
Singles from Dean Brody
  1. "Brothers"
    Released: October 27, 2008
  2. "Dirt Roads Scholar"
    Released: May 4, 2009
  3. "Gravity"
    Released: June 22, 2009
  4. "Undone"
    Released: October 5, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Country Weekly 3.5/5 stars[2]

Dean Brody is the self-titled debut album of Canadian country music singer Dean Brody. It was released on April 28, 2009 via Broken Bow Records under the production of Matt Rovey. The album includes the single "Brothers", his only country hit in the United States. Brody wrote or co-wrote nine of the album's eleven songs.

Content[edit]

Dean Brody comprises eleven tracks, nine of which were written or co-written by Brody. The album's lead-off single is "Brothers" It made the number 26 position on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Chris Neal of Country Weekly magazine gave the album a three-and-a-half star rating out of five. He said that the album contained well-written lyrics with a strong sense of individuality. He also said that Brody "doesn't reinvent current Music Row formulas — he just does them a little smarter and sharper than some do."[2]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock called the album a "fantastic collection of traditionalist modern country music," that wasn't the hit it should have been. He noted that only one single, the hit "Brothers" was the only track to make it to the charts in the U.S. While Brody's debut album was clearly not a breakout in the United States, it fared better in the artist's homeland of Canada where three singles earned top 10 rankings. The three hit singles were, "Brothers," "Dirt Road Scholar" and "Undone." [3]

The single "Brothers" won the Canadian Country Music Association "Song of the Year" for 2009.[4] "Dirt Road Scholar" was 2009's most-played music video for a new artist in Canada.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Undone" Dean Brody 3:23
2. "Dirt Road Scholar" Brody 3:07
3. "Gravity" Brody 3:56
4. "This Ain't the Same Town (That I Painted Red)" Neal Coty, Jim Collins, Jimmy Melton 3:11
5. "Lazy Days" Brody 4:07
6. "Brothers" Brody 4:58
7. "Old Joe Riley" Steve Bogard, Rick Giles 3:03
8. "This Old Raft" Brody, Matt Rovey 3:50
9. "Back in Style" Brody, Rovey 3:37
10. "Cattleman's Gun" Brody 4:09
11. "Up on the Moon" Brody, Ryan Fleener 3:58

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 32
U.S. Billboard 200 187
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 4
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 23

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
CAN US Country
2008 "Brothers" 76 26
2009 "Dirt Road Scholar" 72
"Gravity"
"Undone" 79
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dean Brody review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Neal, Chris (2009-05-11). "Reviews". Country Weekly. 16 (13): 54. 
  3. ^ a b Matt Bjorke (August 21, 2010). "Dean Brody - Trail in Life". www.roughstock.com. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Canadian Country Music Association. "Canadian Country Music Association". Retrieved March 23, 2011.