Adam Brand kicked off his national tour at the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival and now Rooty Hill is his next stop.
Brand said he’s looking forward to partying with fans right across the country with his new genre, pushing songs along with crowd favourites.
“I was ready to make new songs that redefined boundaries,” he said. “I was looking for great songs that I wanted to press ‘repeat’ on when I was driving in the car – songs that I could listen to over and over again.”
Joining Brand on tour will be special guest Matt Cornell – who has achieved country chart success with his breakout singles, Yesterday and In This Town – along with talented newcomer, Gemma Kirby.
Set to send critics and fans reaching for new superlatives with his new direction, Brand undoubtedly remains one of the giants of modern Australian country music.
Brand’s earliest memory of performing was with his dad’s band, Rising Rock, at the tender age of three.
“I was on stage and sang How Much Is That Doggie In The Window,” he said.
“One uncle was the drummer, another was the bass player and my dad was the singer. The other uncle who wasn’t musically inclined at all was the manager.
“As a kid, you observe and idolise what your dad and uncles do. That’s exactly what I did and that’s how it all started.”
Brand has built a career that has seen him sell over half a million CDs and DVDs while earning three platinum and five gold albums. His catalogue includes albums Adam Brand, Get Loud, Blame It On Eve and It’s Gonna Be OK.
He has an admirer in Taylor Swift – who hand picked him to tour with her in 2011 – and has been nominated four times for the ARIA Best Country Album award and has won 12 Golden Guitar Awards.
Brand said he never thought he would be able to make music his full-time career.
“It wasn’t until I won my first Golden Guitar at the awards night...my manager leaned over and said: ‘Do you realise your life just changed?’,” he said.
“Everyday I feel lucky to be able to do what I love for a living.”
- 7:30pm, March 17 at Rooty Hill RSL. Tickets: From $40. To book: Call 9625 5500.