I used to think there was nothing better than going to a concert and watching a seasoned, experienced country artist put on a great show! Last night, I found out there is something even better than that. And that ‘even better thing’ would be to a concert and watch a seasoned, experienced country artist put on a great show…when that artist is someone you have been watching for years, as he grew from a good performer to a great performer.
The artist is Brinley Addington. Some of you may remember that I have been writing about Brinley almost since Country’s Chatter started, back in February of 2008. And as recently as May 16, 2012, I had an article up to let you all know that Brinley has signed for artist representation with Concept Partners Beecky Harris, Anthony Smith and Chris Young. So it seems, I’m not the only one who thinks Brinley has grown into an artist worth watching closely. (You can read that article by clicking here.)
This kid definitely has some great things happening for him. As I mentioned in an earlier article, Brinley has also been added to Blake Shelton’s Country Cruise, set to sale Oct. 14-21, 2012. Some of the artists scheduled to set sale on this cruise with Blake and Brinley include Jerrod Niemann, Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Neal McCoy, Lee Brice, and Randy Houser. Click here to find out more about the cruise and ticket availability.
Gotta thank the kid – it’s CMA Music Fest week, and Brinely had shows in Nashville both the day before and the day after he traveled to Steele Creek Park in Bristol, Va., to put on a free show for his fans in this area. And I was so happy to see that even with all the fantastic things happening for him right now, he was still the Brinley I remember….very fan-friendly, and very appreciative to everyone who came out to see him perform. (Above are members of the up-and-coming country band, Daisi Rain.)
I told Brinley after last nights show, that he knew I always liked him. But now, I love him. He has definitely gotten that much better. He is so confident, and so comfortable, and looks as if the stage is the place he belongs. I think any of you who have a chance to see Brinley are going to agree with that. Enough talking…let me get a few more pictures up for all of you. I’ll include a few pictures of the fans with Brinley, and maybe even one of the lake.
I hope you’ll visit his website, listen to “As Long As You Love Me” and “Hang on a Farm,” the videos for those two are up on the site. Let me know what you think of Brinley. I think definitely think you’ll be hearing a lot more from him. Follow him on Twitter, too @brinley_.