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Bryan White - Dustbowl Dreams
Australian Version


dustbowl_dreams_tiltBryan White burst on to the Country Music scene in the mid 90s with a voice and a sound that seemed before it’s time, racking up an astonishing 6 #1 singles, 2 platinum records, 2 gold records, and capturing the hearts of young people all over the world.

Hits like “Someone Else’s Star,” Rebecca Lynn,” I’m Not Supposed To Love You Anymore,” “So Much For Pretending,” and “Sittin’ On Go,” catapulted Bryan into superstardom. This groundbreaking artist summoned his industry to take notice of the voice and artist behind the boyish good looks. His unparalleled vocal style earned him a host of awards such as the CMA's Horizon award, the Academy of Country Music's Top New Male Vocalist award, and even a Grammy.

With his 8th studio album entitled “Dustbowl Dreams”,an emotionally power packed compilation of music that has been eagerly anticipated by millions of fans. “Dustbowl,” is a sonic sensation infused with stories about real life coupled with pocket-grooves, rootsy acoustic parts, soaring pop-country melodies, and a passionate and energetic delivery that reaches into your soul.

Released : 9th September 2011
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300720_10150300016274700_108467154699_7748560_3330163_nBe sure to stop by Bryan's photo gallery and check out the new album Australia/ New Zealand 2011 to see all the pictures from Bryan's trip Down Under!

By: Louise Risk5433942

Wiakato Times

Aug. 12, 2011

A who's who of New Zealand country music is coming to Hamilton this weekend, and they are bringing a Nashville star with them.

The 2011 National Country Music Awards will be held at Founders Theatre in Hamilton tomorrow night and United States country music powerhouse Bryan White will be there presenting one of the awards.

White, once named on People magazine's most beautiful people list, was busy packing his bag at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this week.

The American, who joined forces with Shania Twain to sing From This Moment On and has won a raft of awards, including a Grammy, was excited about his first visit Down Under, but unsure what to expect.

"I don't know much about New Zealand," White said.

"I went to the library and checked a couple of DVDs about New Zealand to watch on my way over.

"I do know you have a lot of country music lovers there."

Kiwi country music legends Gray Bartlett, Brendan Dugan and Jodi Vaughn are also expected at the awards.

White said while he was in New Zealand he would be singing at a couple of private functions as well as attending the award ceremony but he hoped he would have time for some sightseeing as well.

"I love anything to do with the ocean," he said.

"And I love fishing. I don't know if I'll have time but I'd love to go fishing."

The National Country Music Awards, staged annually since 2006, was a one-stop opportunity for international agents to find out more about New Zealand's top country singers.

White said Kiwi country singers had every chance of hitting the big time in the United States if they were energetic and tenacious.

"Nashville is always looking for something new and fresh and different."

Tomorrow's show will also feature New Zealand's biggest selling artist across all music genres this year, Dennis Marsh, and Australian Jasmine Rae.The awards begin at 7.30pm, with tickets available from Ticketek.

283935_10150283771224700_108467154699_7595959_6211843_nA group of lucky Bryan fans crossed the threshold to the 'White House' this past Saturday for an evening of good food, great music and fun! The guest were treated to an intimate backyard concert and a tour of Bryan's Shmowland Studio, where he recorded "Dustbowl Dreams".

A fan who was in attendance summed up the event nicely in her blog saying,"Bryan opened his home, graciously, even greeting everyone as they walked through the front door. This was indeed the ultimate fan experience, an up-close and very personal look into his life. What a wonderful thing to share." To read more of the review from this fan, click here.

Bryan and his family want to thank all of those who came out  this past weekend and made the event a huge success. He hopes all of you had a wonderful time and enjoyed yourselves!

 

country_music_awardsFounders Theatre, Hamilton, Saturday, August 13.
Tickets on sale NOW from Ticketek

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2011 National Country Music Awards to be held in Hamilton on Saturday, August 13.

The event - the most prestigious on the country music calendar - will be held at Founders Theatre, featuring New Zealand's biggest selling (of all genres) artist of 2011, DENNIS MARSH. Marsh's album Maori Songbook has achieved double platinum status in New Zealand, selling almost twice as many copies as his nearest Kiwi rival.

Also featuring at the 2011 National Country Music Awards will "the hottest new artist to come out of Australia in a long time", JASMINE RAE. Rae was nominated for an ARIA for her debut album Look It Up that yielded two #1 singles.

 

New Zealand's own country music legends GRAY BARTLETT, JODI VAUGHN, BRENDAN DUGAN and EDDIE LOW will deliver a night to remember, alongside the new brigade of stars KATIE THOMPSON, DAVID SHANHUN, VICKIE EVANS, HARRY HOOKEY, KAYLEE BELL, NZ Idol runner-up NIK CARLSON and TONY WILLIAMS.

Tickets to the National Country Music Awards will be strictly limited. They are on sale now at Ticketek.

Country Music Association international director Rob Potts - whose company has recently toured country mega-stars Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and Brooks & Dunn in Australia - is thrilled with the quality of artists being produced in New Zealand.

"This event is one of the most important events in country music in New Zealand."

The awards, staged annually since 2006 by the Kiwi Pro-Am Country Music Organisation, are a place where promoters, international agents can come to for information on the cream of the crop artists in New Zealand.

American country music powerhouse, BRYAN WHITE, has confirmed his attendance at the awards. White has charted 17 singles on Billboard's Country Charts, had six number one singles, two platinum records, two gold records, he joined forces with Shania Twain and together they took "From This Moment On" all the way up to number four on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. He has a Grammy, a CMA Horizon Award, and an ACM Top Male Vocalist award among them. And, with his songwriting, he helped several other artists climb the charts including Wynonna and LeAnn Rimes. The accolades led him to various TV appearances such as "The Tonight Show," "Late Night With David Letterman," NBC's "The Today Show," and "CBS This Morning." However, despite all of his music successes, it is an award from outside of the music arena that is probably the best indicator of who White really is; People Magazine named him one of their "fifty most beautiful people" in the world and everyone who knows him finds it easy to understand why.

The National Country Music Awards have also played a key role in establishing a transtasman artist exchange programme that has seen the winner of the NZ Horizon Award perform at the biggest country music event in the Southern Hemisphere at Tamworth and the Australian equivalent perform at the New Zealand awards.

This year, the Horizon Award winner will have the added distinction of performing on the Global Artist Showcase as part of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville -- the largest country music festival in the world. No other NZ artist for decades has been given this major opportunity at instant stardom.

Potts says "It's very encouraging for country music in this part of the world, to see NZ establishing international pathways for their young artists to gain exposure and experience and Kiwi Pro-Am has been a major force in connecting with the CMA to drive this outcome."

 

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