10 | 2016 | Country Album OTY | Paul Brandt | | The JUNO Awards

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history. His 1996 debut RIAA certified Gold album, Calm Before the Storm, went on to sell a million albums internationally, propelled by the #1 single and wedding standard “I Do.” Stateside, his #5 and #1 charting songs “My Heart Has A History”, and “I Do” were the first to chart by a male Canadian Country artist since Hank Snow in 1974. The song “For You” (Brandt/Rosen), was selected to promote the major motion picture “We Were Soldiers”, and was performed by Johnny Cash and Dave Matthews. His 11 career albums have spawned hit singles, multiple Album of the Year awards, gold, platinum, and multi-platinum performances. As a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee award, 2008 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award, and numerous other national and regional humanitarian nods, Paul is committed to practically meeting the needs of the poorest of the world’s poor through his Build It Forward Foundation.

Paul lives with his wife Liz and their two children on a ranch in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.