The Country Clones’ Artist of the Month for August is Tennesseean, Brandon Lay. Growing up in a typical Southern household in Jackson, TN, Brandon’s childhood was centered around playing sports, attending church and listening to country music with his family. Despite growing up and playing a variety of sports, Brandon’s first love has always been basketball (and music). His above average skills earned a spot on the college basketball team at Union University in his hometown.
After graduating from college in 2010, Brandon moved a couple of hours east to start his country music career in Nashville. Warner/Chappell signed him to a publishing deal in 2013 where he honed his songwriting abilities. In December 2016, his hard work paid off and Brandon was presented with the Harold Adamson Lyric Award at the 20th Annual ASCAP Foundation Awards. This award acknowledges outstanding lyricists who have participated in one of the foundation’s songwriter workshops. Country music artists have also begun to notice Brandon’s knack for song-writing, and have recorded some of his songs – Cole Swindell recorded “Home Game,” a song co-written by Brandon.
Now a member of Universal Music Group’s artist lineup, Brandon has toured with several chart-topping country music acts including Old Dominion, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, and Jake Owen. [source brandonlay.com] View tour dates of these artists.
Brandon co-wrote his first full studio album that is on track to be released in 2018 and his brand new single “Speakers, Bleachers, and Preachers” is the most added song to country radio this week. Keep your eyes and ears open for big things happening on the horizon for this new country artist!
View Brandon Lay’s tour dates to find out when you can see him in a city near you. Listen to Speakers, Bleachers, and Preachers in the YouTube video below and subscribe to the Country Clones Spotify playlist for more great country music.