Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history. His 1996 debut RIAA certified Gold album Calm Before the Storm went on to sell one million albums internationally, propelled by the #1 single and wedding classic “I Do”. Stateside, his #5 and #1 charting songs “My Heart Has a History”, and “I Do” were the first to chart by a male Canadian Country artist on the US Billboard Top 20 since 1976.
His 11 career albums have spawned hit singles, multiple Album of the Year awards, gold, platinum, and multi-platinum performances. According to Nielsen BDS, of the top 25 Canadian Country songs, 6 were released by Paul Brandt, and his song “My Heart Has a History” is the most played Canadian Country song since the chart began. Paul is also the most played Canadian Country artist on Country Radio in history (Nielsen BDS). He has had 26 top ten songs at Canadian Radio.
His song “For You” (Brandt/Rosen) was selected to promote the 2002 major motion picture We Were Soldiers, and was performed by Dave Matthews and Johnny Cash.
In 2015, Canadian Independent Music Association celebrated Paul’s reaching “Road Gold Status” as a top headliner and major box office draw in Canada, and his most recent EP- Frontier was nominated for Album of the Year at The 2016 Juno Awards. The hit single “I’m An Open Road” from that collection was recently certified Gold.
Paul’s new self-penned single and title track to the upcoming 2018 Warner Music Canada/Brand-T Records release is called “The Journey” and is co-produced by Paul and long-time friend Grammy Award winning mix engineer Ben Fowler.
“Everything about The Journey feels epic. It is a reflection of everywhere I’ve been, I am, and I’m hoping to go. My goal has been to capture the spirit of adventure in this collection of songs. I think we did it. I’m so excited to bring this music to the world.”
In June of 2017, it was announced that Paul Brandt is to be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Fame at September’s Canadian Country Music Association Awards Week in Saskatoon.
As a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee award, and numerous other national and regional humanitarian nods, Paul is committed to practically meeting the needs of the poorest of the world’s poor through his Buckspring Foundation. A proud champion of The Trans Canada Trail, Paul is dedicated to creating and supporting spaces for respectful discussion and fostering meaningful community through his artistic platform.
Also currently serving as Mount Royal University’s “Storyteller in Residence” at the Bissett School of Business, Paul has been working with students to create business and social enterprise projects utilizing the Paul Brandt Brand.
The Paul Brandt Legacy Exhibition is slated for public viewing at Mount Royal’s new Riddell Library and Learning Centre late 2017.
Paul lives with his wife Liz and their two children on The Buckspring Ranch in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.