Tommy Brandt

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Tommy Brandt
OriginFlorida, US
Genres Gospel music, Christian country, inspirational country
Occupation(s)Entertainer

Christian music singer, songwriter

Evangelist
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1982 present
LabelsIndy

Tommy Brandt (born March 1, 1965) is an American multi-award-winning Christian country music artist based out of Sebring, Florida.

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Born, Tommy Brandt Livingston in Lebanon, Indiana, Brandt's father was a carpenter who owned and operated a bar in Lebanon. His father later sold the bar and moved the family to Florida. [1]

Music career

Brandt started his music career at the age of eighteen as a sound engineer for a local country band. He began writing songs and learning to play the guitar. After the lead singer left the group, Brandt volunteered to fill in until they could find a suitable replacement. After time Brandt became the permanent lead singer for the band "New South" in which he penned the song, Why, Why, Why which gave the band their first charting song. [1] Brandt started his solo career in 1998 when he met his wife Michelle. [2]

Performances

Brandt has performed with several artists such as Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Daryl Worley, Little Big Town, Porter Wagoner and Roy Clark. In Christian music he performed with Guy Penrod, Del Way, Jason Crabb, Point of Grace, Chonda Pierce and Josh Turner.[ citation needed ]

Television appearances

Brandt has appeared on GAC, CMT, GMC, Sky Angel, Cornerstone Television, TCT Network and many more. He also serves as guest host on occasion for Cowboy Church on the RFD network. [3]

Awards

Brandt has won 29 major Christian music awards; has had 14 No. 1 songs on the Inspirational Country Music charts. [4] [5]

YearAwardOrganization
2004New Artist of the YearCMA/ICM Awards
2005Male Vocalist of the YearCGC Choice Awards
2006Male Vocalist of the YearCMA/ICM Awards
2006Male Vocalist of the Year' CGC Awards
2006Duet of the YearAgape Fest
2006Male Vocalist of the YearAgape Fest
2006Entertainer of the YearAgape Fest
2007Entertainer of the YearAgape Fest
2008Male Vocalist of the YearCMA/ICM Awards
2008Male Vocalist of the YearAgape Fest
2009Entertainer of the YearAgape Fest
2009Male Vocalist of the YearAgape Fest
2009Song of the YearAgape Fest
2009Male Vocalist of the YearInternational Country Gospel Music Association
2009Male Vocalist of the YearCMA/ICM Awards
2010Producer of the YearAgape Fest
2010Male Vocalist of the YearCCMA/ICM Awards
2011Male Vocalist of the YearAgape Fest
2011Producer of the YearAgape Fest
2011Entertainer of the YearAgape Fest
2012Special Events Project of the Year (Faith Family & Country Tour) Artists Music Guild Heritage Award
2012Mainstream Artist of the Year Artists Music Guild Heritage Award
2012Male Vocalist of the Year Artists Music Guild Heritage Award
2012Music Evangelist of the YearCCMA/ICM Awards
2013Male Vocalist of the YearCCMA/ICM Awards
2013Mainstream Artist of the Year Artists Music Guild Heritage Award

Business life

Brandt and his wife own a company called, "Cowboy Outreach America" which provides clean family entertainment for rodeos and other sporting events. [6] www.cowboyoutreachamerica.org

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  2. Brandt, Tommy. "Brandt starts solo career". Highlands Today News. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  3. Carter, RJ. "Tommy Brandt: Authentic Cowboy, Authentic Christian". CriticalBlast.com. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  4. Brandt, Tommy. "Awards and Charts". Tommy Brandt. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  5. Brandt, Tommy. "Brandt wins ICM Male Vocalist of the Year". ABC. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
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