Started with a Song

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Started with a Song
Studio album by Brett Kissel
Released October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
Genre Country
Length 38:20
Label Warner Music Canada
Producer Ted Hewitt
Brett Kissel
Bart McKay
Ben Phillips
Brett Kissel chronology
My Roots Run Deep
(2008)My Roots Run Deep2008
Started with a Song
Pick Me Up
(2015)Pick Me Up2015
Singles from Started with a Song
  1. "Started with a Song"
    Released: June 17, 2013
  2. "Raise Your Glass"
    Released: October 7, 2013
  3. "3-2-1"
    Released: February 2014
  4. "Tough People Do"
    Released: July 2014
  5. "Something You Just Don't Forget"
    Released: November 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Edmonton Journal 4/5 stars[1]

Started with a Song is the major label debut album by Canadian country music artist Brett Kissel. It was released on October 1, 2013 via Warner Music Canada.[2]

Started with a Song was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2014 Juno Awards.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Amanda Ash of the Edmonton Journal gave the album four stars out of five, calling it "a wham-bam collection of 10 sweeping love songs and lively party anthems that leave you glossy-eyed and daydream drunk." Ash wrote that "his songs like to play hooky with pop punches and rock growls, making for a cross-genre record that will surely befriend a very large audience."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Started with a Song" Brett Kissel, Craig Wiseman 4:18
2. "Tough People Do" Kissel, Ben Hayslip, Ted Hewitt 3:34
3. "3-2-1" Kissel, Marv Green, Tim Nichols 3:35
4. "Something You Just Don't Forget" Kissel, Hewitt 3:09
5. "Raise Your Glass" Kissel, Wade Kirby, Jason Matthews 3:51
6. "Country in My Blood" Kissel, Duane Steele 3:50
7. "My Cowgirl" Kissel, Steele 3:34
8. "Girl in a Cowboy Hat" Steve Fox, Troy Kokol 3:04
9. "Canadian Kid" Kissel, Tim Taylor 3:12
10. "Together (Grandma & Grandpa's Song)" Kissel 6:13
Total length: 38:20

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2013) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[4] 22


Year Single Peak chart
CAN Country
2013 "Started with a Song" 3 58
"Raise Your Glass" 7 88
2014 "3-2-1" 3 52
"Tough People Do" 9 99
"Something You Just Don't Forget" 5 91


  1. ^ a b Ash, Amanda (October 1, 2013). "Album review: Brett Kissel, Started With A Song". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ Patton, Kristi (September 17, 2013). "Kissel’s rise to stardom no fluke". Penticton Western News. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kinos-Goodin, Jesse (February 4, 2014). "Juno Awards 2014: meet the nominees". CBC Music. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brett Kissel – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Brett Kissel.
  5. ^ "Brett Kissel Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Brett Kissel Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013.