For the Townsman
Brett Kissel, a 25 year old singer/songwriter has been the country music story in Canada for the past few years, recently winning two awards from the Canadian Country Music Association for “CMT Video of the Year” and “Interactive Artist of the Year”, after recording eight nominations.
Brett also took home a Canadian Radio Music Award for Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year, on top of two Association of Country Music Alberta Awards, and two Edmonton Music Awards. With countless sold out shows across North America, Kissel was primed for his major label debut album through Warner Music Canada, “Started With A Song.”
Even before the album’s release, Kissel had already made radio history, with more than 93 per cent of Canadian Country stations adding the first single, “Started With a Song”. This track eclipsed the record for most adds at Canadian Country radio in one week, a record previously held by none other than Taylor Swift. Since the album’s release Brett has become the talk of the Canadian country music scene.
Kootenay Concert Connection’s President and GM, F.J. Hurtak said, “I saw Brett perform live for the first time at the CCMA’S in Edmonton last year and he literally stole the show based on audience response. I was so impressed that my business partner Gene Daniel from Nanaimo, and I, started talks with Brett’s agent immediately to put together a tour for B.C. in 2015. It has taken some time because he is very much in demand, but we are pleased to say that Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre will be one of the stops on the “Airwaves” tour this November.”
Brett has seen two of his music videos reach No. 1 status at CMT, and he has scored three top ten radio hits, and won his first Juno Award becoming the very first country artist to be awarded with “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” in 17 years. In June of 2015, Brett won the coveted SOCAN award for his hit “3-2-1”. His current single “Airwaves” was the most downloaded song on DMDS the week it was released to Country radio across the country. The track is now available on ITunes as well. Brett’s forthcoming album “Airwaves” (Warner Music Canada) will be released in September, and fans can certainly watch for Brett at the 2015 CCMA Awards in Halifax, where he is bound to be a front runner nominee.
Tickets for Brett Kissel’s “Airwaves” Tour at the Key City Theatre on Tuesday, No. 17, go on sale Friday July 17th at the Key City Theatre box office at 10 a.m. sharp.Tickets can also be obtained by phone at 250-426-7006 or online at www.keycitytheatre.com All seats are reserved and priced at $42.50 inc. gst(sc extra)
The “Airwaves” Tour with Bret Kissel is presented by the Kootenay Concert Connection in association with B 104 and the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Sound and lights by P.B. Pro audio.