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Award-Winning Canadian Country Star Chad Brownlee Releases New Single "Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere"

Award-Winning Canadian Country Star Chad Brownlee Releases New Single "Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere"

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Canadian Country star Chad Brownlee releases his new single "Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere" via Universal Music Canada (UMC), the country's leading music company. A follow up to "Dear Drunk Me", his #2 radio chart-topping debut single with UMC, "Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere" was written by Cary Barlowe, Todd Clark and Donovan Woods.

"Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere is about that bold first move in introducing yourself to someone new," said Chad Brownlee. "For many this is a nerve racking experience, but in order for any relationship to happen there must first be a beginning. This is that initial step into what could potentially be a lifelong love. For me, these past few months have been a time of heavy goodbye's, but I know all endings are necessary in order to usher in new beginnings. This song is about taking a chance and not looking back. Right now, that is the very credence of this next chapter in my life."

A modest and humble Canadian country artist from British Columbia, Chad Brownlee has the drive and motivation like no other. The soft spoken country artist has spent the past couple of years pondering over life in his cabin near the ocean charmingly nestled among the British Columbian trees with his best friend, his dog Ellie, where he is confronted by the wilderness around him. It is the warmth of the woodsman lifestyle without any distractions that lets him ruminate over love and life. Brownlee fed his soul as an adventurer by fearlessly braving the woodlands camping in the face of harsh conditions. Deep in the backwoods is where he finds his centre by brooding over love, loss and family with a heartwarming vulnerability that he unearths as age and experience makes him wiser , stronger and more resilient. While his inner child manifests in daily morning journal entries and picturesque and detailed animal drawings where he can imaginatively escape into the backcountry. The outdoors animate his clever tunes and melodies, which he writes on both the e guitar and piano, alternating depending on his impassioned whims.

Brownlee's time of reflection has opened a new insight with him. In late 2017, Brownlee made a monumental business decision to have a new start by signing with Canada's leading music label, Universal Music Canada, and also the new Canadian powerhouse management company Starseed Entertainment (also managing the James Barker Band, The Reklaws, and Jade Eagleson) which is led by Shannon McNevan (Founder of Boots and Hearts and WayHome Music & Arts Festivals) and Don Green (former President of the CCMAs). With Brownlee and his new team enthusiastically venturing into new beginnings, Chad Brownlee marked his return, blooming with his signature sound that fans know and love but with a fresh new flair. Under the wing of new management and record label team, Brownlee released his debut single "Dear Drunk Me" in summer of 2018. The track was written by Gordie Sampson, an acclaimed songwriter for artists such as Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Blake Shelton. "Dear Drunk Me" quickly topped charts hitting number 2 on the Canadian Country music charts - his first ever Top 5 single. On January 4, 2019, Brownlee released his second single "Forever's Gotta Start Somewhere" and is currently in the process of finishing his major label debut album.

The newly refined music production radiates a suave maturity with personal evolution, growth and improvement in his songwriting, and takes the lid off his vocal abilities. The initiative by new leadership begins this next chapter of his career where his artistic vision can reach prosperity and new heights. The ruggedly charming country singer's raw talent mixed with heartbreak inspires his pop, country and rock sound that echoes Jack Johnson's songwriting and Dierks Bentley's charisma. Brownlee's genuine intentions, sensitivities and romantic sentiments are reminiscent of Brett Young and Luke Combs. His polished and infectious music leaves his past behind with an honest and deep rooted authenticity while the sincerity of his songwriting is captivatingly grounded in the discomfort and distress of certain endings and specific goodbyes.

Once a Vancouver Canucks draft pick, now a critically acclaimed Country star, Chad Brownlee is no stranger to the country music world. Brownlee first entered the limelight with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2010 which features fan-favourites "Hood Of My Car" and "Carried Away". 2011 saw Brownlee winning the CCMA Rising Star Award, lifting him into the upper echelons of the Canadian country music scene. This led him to his albums Love Me Or Leave Me in 2012, where he then celebrated the successful release of his sophomore album by hitting the road with Grammy-nominee Dierks Bentley across Canada. In 2013, he co-headlined the "Your Town Throwdown" tour with fellow Canadian country artists Deric Ruttan and Jason Blaine. Brownlee continued to build on this momentum by building one of Canadian country music's most passionate fan bases through his next two albums - The Fighters (2014) and Hearts on Fire (2016). His catalogue of albums contains a plethora of fan-favourites and radio hits like "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Listen", "Somethin' We Shouldn't Do" and recently gold-certified "I Hate You For It" - proving the steady stream of love for Brownlee's sound and words. Brownlee holds numerous accolades including a highly coveted JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year, and consecutive Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA®) Award™ for Male Artist of the Year nominations (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018), Fan's Choice Award (2017, 2018), Album of the Year (2016) amongst many more.
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