I wanted to take a few minutes this morning, and introduce you to my newest Twitter follower, Brady Redding. After he started following me, he stent me a little message pointing me in the direction of his MySpace page. Of course I pointed my ‘mouse’ in the right direction and went over to take a look…and a listen.
I’m glad I did. Brady has some of his music on his MySpace, as well as a very lengthy bio – lengthy, interesting, and very impressive. What follows is a very small portion of Brady’s biography. I hope you will all visit his MySpace page to read the rest, and to listen to some of his music.
Brady’s bio tells us he is a Texas country music singer, songwriter, producer, publisher, musician and talent scout. He has two CDs, one produced in Texas and one produced in Nashville – both at the best studios and with the best musicians.
Brady began singing at the age of four in his church choir. Musicians influenced Brady, but Waylon, Willie, and John Denver were his major influences in the 70’s. Brady’s father, a classical guitarist, taught Brady to play guitar at an early age. His major 80’s influences were George Strait and Keith Whitley. This put Brady on a path to becoming a singer/songwriter.
Brady enjoys several genres of music and began writing lyrics at the age of 18. He never really wrote music to his lyrics until he met up with D. Sweeter in 1991. Brady co-wrote over 150 songs with D. between 1991-2008! Sadly, Dave passed away on Feb.14th, 2009.
Brady continues to work with new singer-songwriters, artists and bands and is always looking for new talent. Brady used to play the live music scene in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area off and on throughout the 90’s and into 2000-2002 but after years of playing the honky tonks Brady grew tired of always having to sing top 40 country and left the live scene! Brady is a true stage entertainer but his heart has always been with his original songs.
Brady hopes to start recording his 3rd CD in the coming months and also start adding more videos of his original songs to his myspace site! Brady also wants to start playing live again very soon so be on the lookout for new things and surprises in the coming months!
Brady has no illusions of how hard it is to make it in the music business, especially since the rise of the internet and one thing he doesn’t do anymore is kid himself.
I like Brady’s music. I think he’s a great songwriter, and he has one of those voices that is easy to listen to. Without ever having seen him live, I can only guess that he would put on a really good show. If you can tell anything at all from his MySpace page, you can certainly tell that he is one very dedicated artist.
I have to get going – I have a lot to do today, including going to two Christmas parades. I love Christmas! Talk to you all real soon.