Dean Brody adds Encana Events Centre to his Western Canadian dates

Lynsey Kitching

 

Dean Brody rounds out his 2014 Crop Circles and Tractor Beams Tour with the final addition of western Canadian dates.

On the brink of the release of his fourth studio album, Crop Circles, Brody has recently released his new single and video for Bounty, which made its world premiere on CMT Canada. The single features special guest vocalist Lindi Ortega.

Brody’s bio explains a little about his history, “Growing up in the tiny town of Jaffray, BC, Brody took his first job at age 15 at the local sawmill. While it was tough, it only set the tone for what would become a much tougher gig down the line – his struggle to make a living as a singer/songwriter. After landing his first publishing deal in 2004, Brody headed to Nashville, but two years on, found himself back in Jaffray, back at the mill, and at a crossroads in his musical career.”

A recording contract with Broken Bow Records led him south again for another five years. His self-titled debut broke the top 25 in the US and the top 10 in Canada. This won him a CCMA award for single of the year. He soon found himself looking for a new home in Canada for both his growing family and his music.

He’d soon find both; settling down on Nova Scotia’s South Shore and inking a deal with Open Road Recordings in 2009.

Back in the now, Brody’s tour starts Jan. 29 in St. John’s Newfoundland followed by dates across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC.

Tickets for the additional dates went on sale Sept. 27. Brody is the American singer-songwriter and Season 3 winner of The Voice. Accompanying Brody on tour is Cassadee Pope.

As the reigning CCMA Male Artist of the Year, Brody has won seven CCMA Awards including back-to-back wins for Album of the Year (Trail In Life and Dirt) and now, Male Artist of the Year (2012 and 2013). His third album Dirt reached Gold sales in Canada and he has charted 11 Top 10 singles including the Gold-selling #1 hit Canadian Girls and Gold certified It’s Friday featuring Great Big Sea.

Brody will be playing the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek on Feb. 20, 2014.