Jesse Brand

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Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand Live At The 2014 Texas music Awards.jpeg
Jesse Brand 2014 Texas Music Awards
Background information
Birth name Jesse David Brand
Born Ferndale, Washington, United States
Genres country, rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, author, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, banjo, mandolin
Years active 1999–present
Labels FiveSlumpRecords (2004–present)

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Jesse David Brand is an American singer-songwriter, Musician, and Actor. On January 1, 2013, the first single 'Praying For Rain', from his 11th solo album 'When The Dust Settles', was released. March 25, 2014 the Academy of Texas Music announced the song had received a Texas Music Award for "Song of the Year". Jesse was also nominated for "Male Vocalist of the Year".[1] The album was recorded at Dredrock Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Recording Engineer, Former Pillar and current Brantley Gilbert guitarist Noah Henson. Former Kid Rock member Smith Curry, can be heard playing pedal steel on the record. Jesse is also currently working as a background musician on the ABC musical drama series. Nashville.[2] [3]

Personal life[edit]

Jesse Brand was born in Ferndale, Washington. He is the youngest son of Steve Brand, former touring musician, playing drums and guitar for Country Music acts David Frizzell, Tex Williams, Rose Maddox, Rusty Draper, and Forrest Lee Sr, as well as touring with Rock and Roll bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival and Steppenwolf [4] and Gail Brand, an American Sign Language Interpreter and schoolteacher. He spent five years in the MPFL (minor professional football league) with the North Texas Stampede (Fort Worth, Texas) and Northwest Avalanche[5] (Bellingham, Washington). Jesse currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee after spending eight years in Texas, and tours mostly within the Midwestern and Southern United States.[6]

Music career[edit]

During a 2011 interview on Talk It Up TV, Brand stated his dreams of a musical future started when he was six years old, while watching his father's band... "I saw what music did to those people, and I at that moment, made a conscious decision. I said to myself, that's what I'm gonna do with my life."[7] He has shared stages with acts such as Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, The Doobie Brothers, and has been in bands with Audley Freed and Charlie Daniels. To date, Jesse Brand has released 10 albums under his own label, FiveSlumpRecords, and is considered an important figure among today's songwriters "...prolific, elegant, beautiful and dark... he is one of the last of the true hardcore troubadours."[8][9]


List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Lone Star Dock Worker 3 Episodes
2013/2014/2015 Nashville Musician/Roadie 30 Episodes
2014 Get on Up (film) Musician/Paris Concert
2015 The Dust Storm (film) Musician


  • Live From The White Elephant (2004)
  • Pills Booze and Grass (2005)
  • The Cocaine Sessions (2006)
  • 3 Steps To The Wishing Well (2007)
  • Tuggin' On The Devil's Sleeve (2008)
  • The Unreleased Bull Sessions (2008)
  • The Suicide Tapes (Unreleased) (2008)
  • 28 Days (2009)
  • Through The Fire (2009)
  • Back Here On The Floor (Wisely and Slow) (2010)
  • When The Dust Settles Vol 1 (2013)
  • When The Dust Settles Vol 2 (2014)
  • The Charlie French Tapes (Working Title) (2015) - In Production
  • It Is What It Is (2015) - In Production

Nominations and awards[edit]

2014 Won Academy of Texas Music "Song of the Year" for "Praying For Rain"
2014 Nominated Academy of Texas Music "Male Vocalist of the Year" for When The Dust Settles.
2014 Nominated Big Star Music Awards "Male Vocalist of the Year" [10]


  1. ^ "Texas Music Awards Nominees". Academy of Texas Music. 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jesse Brand Praying For Rain". CD Baby. 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jesse Brand IMDB". IMDB. 2014. 
  4. ^ "Birch Bay Man Fulfills Dream". Northern Lights. 2006. 
  5. ^ "NW Avalanche Roster-Jesse Brand". Northwest Football League. 2003. 
  6. ^ "Jesse Brand". Bellingham Herald Newspaper. April 23, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Talk It Up TV". TalkItUp TV. June 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "True Country-Jesse Brand". TalkItUp TV. June 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Jesse Brand Train – Back Here On The Floor". Johan Schoenmakers - Alt Country Forum. January 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ "2013 Texas Music Awards Nominees Texas Music Awards". Academy of Texas Music. 2014. 

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