T. Graham Brown
may be available for your next special event!
There is only one T. Graham Brown and that uniqueness has made him one
of the most enduringly popular singers in Nashville.
T. Graham Brown continues to be in demand as a national
concert attraction, a songwriter and a studio singer. Once you have heard his
drenched-in-emotion voice, you don't forget it and neither have the thousands who
still pack his shows each year. For them, and for lovers of great "blue-eyed soul" singing
everywhere, the gifted "His T-Ness" still shines.
Anthony Graham Brown had been performing for nearly a
decade in country and soul bands in his native Georgia when he arrived in Nashville in
1982. His one-of-a-kind voice and wide-open friendliness attracted attention instantly.
He started his Music Row career as a studio singer making song
demonstration tapes. But within two years he was signed to Capitol Records. He catapulted
into the country top-10 in 1985. During the next five years Brown ruled the upper reaches
of the charts with a dozen hit singles, including such memorable songs as "I
Tell It Like It Used To Be," "Darlene," "Come
As You Were," "If You Could Only See Me Now" and
his Country Music Association award-nominated 1990 duet with
"Don't Go Out."
The 1986 hit "Hell and High Water" was named Country
Single of the Year by Cash Box magazine. The video for
1987's "Brilliant Conversationalist" cracked the VH-1 hit
parade. "Dock of the Bay" became a hit in Germany and "Rock
It, Billy" was a success in England. Brown became a Country Music
Association award nominee in 1987 and 1989. In 1992, he won a CMA award for Vocal
Event of the Year with
George Jones' "I Don't Need Your Rocking
His career expanded rapidly into other arenas. As an actor he landed
roles in the Richard Pryor race-car movie "Grease Lightning,"
the John Schneider science fiction feature "The Curse" and the
David Keith film about Elvis, "Heartbreak Hotel." He was
also heard on the soundtrack of the German action movie "Zabou"
and performed at its overseas premiere.
Back on the home front, T. Graham Brown became an
in-demand jingle singer for dozens of national products, including Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods,
Stroh's Beer, McDonalds, Budweiser and 7-up. These culminated in his highly successful ad
campaign for Taco Bell in the early 1990's. He not only sang the company's jingles, he
also starred in its widely seen "Run For The Border" TV spots.
Brown overcame an alcohol problem that had dogged him throughout most of
his stardom. He says he achieved that victory as a result of his love for his son, Acme,
and his wife, Sheila. As a therapeutic exercise he co-wrote "Wine Into
"It sat on the shelf for three years because I was ashamed to sing
it," he recalls. "I was worried about what my mama and daddy would think. But
the first time I sang it live, I got a standing ovation at the first chorus. And then that
night it started at the autograph table people were walking up to me crying and
telling me about their daddy, brother, uncle, sister, cousin. I knew I'd touched a nerve.
So every night I started telling my story and then I'd sing the song."
"Everywhere I sing it, people spontaneously stand up. Bunches of
people started telling me they'd taped it and played it for their loved ones who have been
battling alcoholism. This song has taken on a life of its own."
Couple that spirit-shaking composition with such performances as the
groove-a-minute bopper "Accept My Love," the softly romantic
country ballad "A Better Word for Love" and the horn-punctuated
rocker "Livin' On Love" and you have an album as distinctive
and as special as the man himself. Long may he sing!
Awards include --
- CMA Vocal Event of the Year 1993
Hit songs include --
- Don't Go to Strangers
- Hell and High Water
- I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again
- She Couldn't Love Me Anymore
- The Last Resort
- If You Could Only See Me Now
- Come as You Were
- I Tell It Like It Used To Be
- Brilliant Conversationalist
- Never Say Never
- With This Ring
- Drowning in Memories
- Wine into Water
- Never in a Million Tears
- Happy Ever After
- Memphis Women and Chicken
T. Graham Brown may be available for your next special event!
.Country-Rock. / CountryRock
.Country-Pop. / CountryPop
.Urban Cowboy. / UrbanCowboy
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Born: ..in Georgia / born nGeorgia
Born: ..in Arabi / born ArabiGA
Born: Oct 30, 1954
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville / based NashvilleTN