w/ Multi-Award Winning Recording Artist
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New Album 'What Is Life'
Brett Kissel releases his fifth major-label studio album What Is Life? (LISTEN HERE).
“That age-old question is one that I’ve really focused on and centered around for this next phase of my career and for my life,” says Brett. “And each and every time, the one thought that is always front and center for me, is doing the best we can with what we have and making the most of our lives. I hope that everyone who hears it not just enjoys it, but is also inspired by it.”
Last month, Brett unveiled the first single, “Make A Life, Not A Living,” accompanied by the official music. “Make A Life, Not A Living” set history upon its release, picking up the most adds ever in a single week on Canadian country radio.
Brett recently picked up his fifth career JUNO Award nomination. His chart-topping single “Drink About Me” is nominated in the prestigious Single of the Year category.
If you’re a fan of country music, you probably already know Brett Kissel’s story – owned his first guitar before he was even in school, released his first album before he could even drive – leading to him becoming Canada’s most dynamic country music artist before he turned 30 years old. The farm-and-ranch-raised artist has 15 top 10 radio singles, 3 #1 songs, and a tractor bucket full of gold and platinum plaques. He set records on his 112-date cross-country tour, played over 20 shows with his hero Garth Brooks, and has won 18 CCMA Awards and 2 JUNO Awards.
While fans were still buzzing about last year’s Now Or Never album, Brett started looking towards his next release, but couldn’t get three words out of his head – What Is Life? The search for something “more” weighed heavily on the country star’s mind and with the new album, Brett Kissel invites fans to take a deep dive with him into songs about love, celebration and gratitude.
''Whenever there is new music by superstar Brett Kissel, we all get excited,'' says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine and host of Music's Journey Podcast. ''Brett's new album 'What Is Life' is a masterpiece of a life's journey that comes full circle for this star. Coming off a very busy 300-day touring year to the stillness of not performing live, Brett had to dig deep to see what his heart and soul already knew. He describes flying from one side of the country to the other and feeling his heart pull to the childhood farm he grew up on and left as a teenager. He swore that he would never miss the farm and focus on chasing his dream to play on the stage playing his music as a successful singer/songwriter. He never knew that life would come full circle and his need to ground his life with balance would come from the land that has been in his family for over a hundred years. Brett's new album What Is Life has something for everyone. Whether you are celebrating love, life, or dealing with facing what hurdles are standing in your way, Brett has delivered some amazing songs on this new project. I get the opportunity to dig into the honesty and vulnerability behind the superstar Brett Kissel, in my recent interview this week. To hear the full interview, click the link below.
Brett Kissel - Make A Life, Not A Living (Official Music Video)
Brett Kissel - Die To Go Home (Visualizer)
Brett Kissel - From This Day Forward (Visualizer)
Brett Kissel - Down To Earth (Visualizer)
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