13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alberta’s Brett Kissel moved to Nashville when he was 21 with dreams of becoming the next Garth Brooks. Shortly thereafter, Brooks invited Kissel to open for him on tour. It was the perfect environment for Kissel to polish his sound—a high-energy blend of pop-rock and country fixed on family values and open highways. The album drifts between moods. “Cecilia” is a tender ballad dedicated to his wife, while “Shootin’ It” hollers about skeet shooting with his pals. But don’t miss “Guitars and Gasoline”: with soaring fiddle, growling electric guitar, and coy lyrics about escaping town, it’s a rock-flavored love song that begs to be belted.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alberta’s Brett Kissel moved to Nashville when he was 21 with dreams of becoming the next Garth Brooks. Shortly thereafter, Brooks invited Kissel to open for him on tour. It was the perfect environment for Kissel to polish his sound—a high-energy blend of pop-rock and country fixed on family values and open highways. The album drifts between moods. “Cecilia” is a tender ballad dedicated to his wife, while “Shootin’ It” hollers about skeet shooting with his pals. But don’t miss “Guitars and Gasoline”: with soaring fiddle, growling electric guitar, and coy lyrics about escaping town, it’s a rock-flavored love song that begs to be belted.

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About Brett Kissel

An award-winning country artist based out of northeastern Alberta, Brett Kissel wasted little time in kick starting his music career, releasing his debut album at the age of 12. Drawing on a tireless work ethic derived from years of working on his family's ranch in Flat Lake, Kissel received his first guitar at the age of six, and made his first public performance just a few years later. He released Keepin' It Country in 2003, followed by a trio of additional independent LPs (By Request (2004), Tried and True: A Canadian Tribute (2006), and My Roots Run Deep (2008) before inking a deal with Warner Music Canada in 2013. His major-label debut, Started with a Song, dropped that same year, and earned the up-and-coming star his first Juno nomination. His sixth studio long player, 2015's Pick Me Up, debuted at number seven on the Canadian Albums chart, and he brought home a Canadian Country Music Association award, multiple Association of Country Music in Alberta Awards, and landed Kissel another Juno nomination. ~ James Christopher Monger

HOMETOWN
Flat Lake, Alberta, Canada
GENRE
Country
BORN
May 27, 1990

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