Bringing Country back to Country!
What do you get when you mix a punk-rock
look with a true country heart?
Traditional country with a twist ! ...and that's Brandon Silveira
This farm boy grew up listening to Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and Hank Williams Ė good Ďole boy music. Brandon got his start in the music business by auditioning for Nashville Star in 2002. He was accepted as one of 12 finalists out of 8,000 competing nationwide. Brandonís look with spiked hair, baggy pants and flip-flops, did not fit the country mold, but when he sang Lovesick Blues by Hank Sr. he had the place on their feet. No one could believe he had never performed before an audience.
Brandon finished 5th when the show aired March 2003 on USA Network.
Brandonís debut CD That Boy Ainít Right was recorded in Nashville. Life Donít Get Much Better Than This, was released to radio stations across the US, summer of 2004, hitting the NMW country charts and staying in the top 40 for several weeks. Many reviews say heís a mixture of Hank Williams, Jr., Garth Brooks and Dwight Yoakam. His second release, Heaven Needs Angels, won 3rd place in Billboardís songwriting competition in 2004 and was also chosen as a semi-finalist in the International songwriting contest for 2005 with over 11,000 entries. Brandonís had airplay on over 160 stations nationwide, in Canada, Japan, Germany and Australia.
In 2005 Brandon was chosen to showcase at the Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival as one of a dozen up and coming musicians/songwriters and performers for the industry to keep an eye on. Industry critics said he had the X factor for entertaining and liked his CD and songwriting.
Heís opened for Lonestar, Buddy Jewell, Tracy Byrd, Phil Vassar, SHeDAISY and several other country stars, performing in venues from NYC to Las Vegas and Canada. Brandon says the highlight of his singing career was singing on stage at the Grand Ole Opry and singing the National Anthem at the Nascar races in Arlington, Virginia. His style is high energy when playing with his band or it can be low key with just an acoustic guitar when performing for smaller audiences. Brandon likes to stick to classic country music - songs by Hank Sr. and Jr., Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Brandon says he wants to bring country back to country, and Unsigned Music Magazine (Dec. 2005) said heís a ďnew breed of old countryĒ
Brandon has made the move to Nashville to pursue his singing/songwriting career full time. Itís taken a couple of years to realize you canít get very far in the music business sitting on a tractor plowing fields in California. So watch out Nashville, Brandonís making the rounds!
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