About Chad Brownlee
Brownlee recently shot his new video at the Salt Flats in California for the new single “Listen”, to be release on July 28, 2012 to Canadian country radio and the video exclusively on CMT Canada. His current single “Smoke In The Rain” reached #8 on BDS Country Spins and #8 on BDS Country Audience. Additionally, his first single “Love Me Or Leave Me” cracked top 10, reaching #8 on the BDS Country Spins and #10 on BDS Country Audience.
Before he picked up a guitar to hit the road rocking out on stages across Canada, Brownlee was performing on ice as a former NHL hockey star, who was a 6th round draft pick for the Vancouver Canucks in 2003. His gift for songwriting was acknowledged when he was nominated for the NCAA Hockey Humanitarian Award for his song “The Hero I See” in his fourth year at Minnesota State University. The song contributed to raising thousands of dollars for the Anthony Ford Foundation, and arguably kicked off his soon to be career shift into the country music realm.
Following a strong response to Brownlee’s self-titled debut album in August 2010, he was nominated for the 2010 CCMA Rising Star Award and took home the 2010 Canadian Country Music Conference Best New Artist Showcase Award. In addition to these commendable achievements, several of Brownlee’s singles have reached considerable success including Day After You that broke into CMT’s Chevy Cross Canada Countdown Top 10! Chad Brownlee’s outstanding display of accolades and intoxicating musical talent truly affirms he is a Canadian artist to watch as his young career continues to explode.