DEAN BRODY EARNS GOLD CERTIFICATION FOR ‘BOUNTY’ ON THE EVE OF HIS CROP CIRCLES AND TRACTOR BEAMS TOUR
TORONTO, ON – On the eve of his arena headlining cross-Canada Crop Circles and Tractor Beams Tour, Dean Brody announces that his latest single “Bounty” has been certified Gold in Canada. This marks Brody’s third Gold-selling single from his catalogue and his second #1 hit, making Brody the first male Canadian artist to earn two #1 songs at Country radio in BDS and Mediabase history. The music video for Brody’s second single “Crop Circles” debuted on CMT Canada this past weekend.
As the reigning CCMA Male Artist of the Year and the #1 Most Played Canadian Artist at Country radio for the third consecutive year, Brody has built a strong reputation as a songwriter, delivering award-winning albums along with rave reviews for his live performances.
Come see why Brody has amassed attention from CBC, Sun Media, Postmedia, Hello! Canada, ET Canada and more on his Crop Circles and Tractor Beams Tour this February. For full tour dates and ticket information, go to www.deanbrody.com
“Brody’s ‘Bounty’ worth every penny…” – Metroland Media
“Dean Brody has earned his place in the spotlight” – Leader Post (Regina)
“Canadian country acts have a tough go with limited airplay and rare chances of crossover hits. This guy is an exception…” – The Province (Vancouver)
“…Brody doesn’t need a Plan B…the audience’s reaction to his complete ease on stage indicates he’s a long way from wearing out his welcome.”
– Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
“It’s very easy to understand Dean Brody’s growing popularity. With each album, his songs are getting more finely crafted, catchy, and enjoyable. With Crop Circles, he has definitely joined the upper echelon of Canadian songwriters.” – Canadian Musician
“Dean Brody’s new album is pure Canadian country. He’s a great story teller mixing homegrown beats with funny and touching lyrics..Canadian country music became great country music when Brody released Crop Circles.”- 680 News
Dean Brody’s Crop Circles & Tractor Beams Tour Dates
(*) Indicates Cassadee Pope as special guest.
January 29, 2014 – Mile One Centre – St. Johns, NFLD*
January 31, 2014 – Casino New Brunswick – Moncton, NB* (SOLD OUT)
February 1, 2014 – Metro Centre – Halifax, NS*
February 2, 2014 – Aitken Centre – Fredericton, NB*
February 5, 2014 – Molson Centre – Barrie, ON*
February 7, 2014 – GM Centre – Oshawa, ON*
February 8, 2014 – K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ON*
February 9, 2014 – Hamilton Place – Hamilton, ON*
February 11, 2014 – Community Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON*
February 12, 2014 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB*
February 13, 2014 – TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK*
February 14, 2014 – Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK*
February 15, 2014 – The Stampede Corral – Calgary, AB*
February 16, 2014 – Enmax Centre – Lethbridge, AB*
February 18, 2014 – Western Financial Place – Cranbrook, BC*
Feb ry 19, 2014 – Shaw Conference tre – Edmonton, AB*
February 20, 2014 – Encana Events Centre – Dawson Creek, BC (w/ MacKenzie Porter)
February 22, 2014 – Abbotsford Ent & Sports Centre – Abbotsford, BC (w/ Madeline Merlo)
At the end of 2013, Dean Brody became the first male Canadian artist to earn two #1 songs at Country radio, in BDS and Mediabase history. Brody’s 2012 anthem, “Canadian Girls,” and his latest smash “Bounty” (feat. Lindi Ortega) were both #1 Most Added (All Formats) upon release, #1 selling Country singles at iTunes Canada, and spent multiple weeks at #1 on CMT Canada’s Top 20 Countdown. Named 2013′s #1 Most Played Canadian Artist at Country radio for the third consecutive year, Brody released his fourth album Crop Circles on November 5, debuting at #1 on the iTunes Canada Country Album chart and #3 on the Canadian Country Album chart (Nielsen Soundscan). As the reigning CCMA Male Artist of the Year, the seven-time CCMA Award winner and two-time JUNO Award nominee has garnered ample acclaim for his songwriting from both audiences and peers, and has amassed considerable mainstream media attention. His most recent features include the title of Hello! Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Canadians, appearances on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Canada AM (CTV), Global TV’s Entertainment Tonight Canada and CTV’s eTalk.
Showcasing soaring vocals and fresh sounds, Cassadee Pope’s Frame By Frame debuted in the upper echelon on the Billboard charts – #1 Top Country Albums and Top 10 all-genre Top Albums. Cassadee is one of only two solo women in the past five years to top the Country chart with a debut release. Selling over 2 million tracks to date, the petite powerhouse also made an impressive ascend to the #1 spot on the iTunes Country charts with her Republic Nashville debut album and GOLD-certified lead single “Wasting All These Tears,” which has sold nearly 900,000 downloads and is on the cusp of Top 10 at Country radio. Additionally, the accompanying music video has garnered over 7 million views. High-profile outlets Rolling Stone, The Hollywood Reporter and American Songwriter premiered songs leading up to the release, which was produced by Dann Huff with Nathan Chapman, Max Martin and Shellback contributing to select tracks. The singer/songwriter stole the national spotlight when she won The Voice (season 3) as part of Team Blake (Shelton) and dominated the #1 spot on iTunes All-Genre chart with three of her performances. Since, the Florida native has returned twice, debuting “Wasting All These Tears,” and “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” She received her first-ever award nomination for FOX’s American Country Awards, has been featured as one of CMT’s Next Women Of Country, in addition to sharing her journey in a docu-series on the network that earned millions of viewers each week. Cassadee has appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, TODAY, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan as well as sat in with legendary band The Roots on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. She opened on her first major Country tour with Rascal Flatts last summer, is currently on the road with Dean Brody’s CROP CIRCLES & TRACTOR BEAMS Canadian tour and will soon announce big plans for a Spring/Summer 2014 tour. Most recently, Country radio chose Cassadee as the only female for the 2014 CRS New Faces.
MacKenzie Porter is a Canadian actress and musician raised on a cattle and bison ranch in Medicine Hat Alberta. She now resides in Vancouver and released her debut single, “I Wish I’d Known” in October, 2012. Her second single, “Never Gonna Let You”, was co-written and produced by Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Porter was chosen as one of six acts for the inaugural Canadian Country Music Association Discovery Program in 2013. A Rising Star Award nominee at the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, MacKenzie will release her debut album in 2014.
As a Canadian singer and actress who resides from Maple Ridge, BC – from her humble beginnings singing with her band in high school, to her experience in musical theatre, she has taken every opportunity along the way to hone her musical and performance skills. Her debut single and video for, “Sinking Like a Stone” is set to be released in the near future with Open Road Recordings, with her first full length album to follow later in 2014.