Canadian country music singer, Brad Johner was born on February 4, 1966. He grew up in Saskatchewan playing music in his family band. In 1982 during Country Music Week, he was awarded a National Talent Contest, at 16. He is a married man and wife name is Rhea.
In 1988 he teamed up with his brother Ken and formed the Johner Brothers. But before that, he spent six years maintaining his solo career. Till date, he has won Canadian Country Music Association award, 26 singles, 6 albums and other 40 awards from the Saskatchewan Country Music Association. In 2002 he decided to retire from the music business. But he again returned to his solo career. With his wife, he moved to Saskatoon. They with their five sons began working on his first solo album with producer Bart McKay. In 2003 his album “Free” was released by Royalty Records. His album won nominations for the Outstanding Country Album at the 2003 Western Country Music Awards, Album of the Year by CCMA and the Juno Awards.
In 2004 he was named Johner Favorite Country Artist/Group of the Year by the Canadian Independent Music Awards. At the 2003 SCMA, he won Male Vocalist of the Year Award. For his single “Hello”, he won Song of the Year award. He also won Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year at the SCMA ceremonies. His single “Free” was named Song, Single, and Video of the Year and Album of the Year. His band the “Brad Johner Band” was awarded backup Band of the Year.
Infinity Records Nashville re-released his debut album in the United States in 2004. He then signed with Canadian label, 306 Records. In 2005 he released his second album, “Summertown Road”. His first four singles from the album reached the Canadian country top 25. His song “I’ve Got It Good” reached at top 10. In March, during the 2005 SCMA Award ceremony, he was awarded 10 awards which include the National Achievement Award, Male Vocalist of the Year and Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year. He received a star on the Merritt Walk of Stars on July 17, 2005. In November 2005 he released his first solo Christmas album “Now That’s Christmas”.
His second album “Summertown Road” won the nomination for Album of the Year by the CCMA in 2006. On March 19, 2006, he was named Male Vocalist of the Year and Fans’ Choice Entertainer at the 2006 SCMA Awards. For his outstanding musical achievements and contributions to the province, he was presented the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal. In 2006 he was chosen to represent Canada at the Global Artist Party at the CMA Music Festival. For the fourth year in a row, he was named Entertainer of the Year and for the sixth straight year, he won Male Vocalist. At the 2007 CCMA Awards, he was named Male Vocalist of the Year.
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