Brett Kissel’s playlist

Canadian country music star Brett Kissel is in the running for two 2022 Juno Awards, Country Album of the Year for his record What Is Life? and Single of the Year for his hit tune “Make a Life, Not a Living.”

Brett is no stranger to the Juno Awards. This year’s nods bring his nomination-total to a lucky number 7 since he was nominated for, and won, Breakthrough Artist of the Year back in 2014, making him the first country music act to win that award in nearly two decades.

Brett’s gold record, We Were That Song, earned him his second Juno Award, the 2019 Country Album of the Year.

Brett’s success and recognition doesn’t stop with the Junos.

Brett has won 15 Canadian Country Music Awards including 2021 Video of the Year for “Make a Life, Not a Living.”

Over the last few years, Brett’s career has really taken off, but the 31-year-old has been at it for a while now.

“Country music has been running deep in my veins for a long time,” Brett says.

The 2022 Juno-nominee released his first album Keepin’ It Country in 2003 when he was barely a teen.

“I was about to turn 13,” Brett remembers. “It was a cassette tape of all cover songs… Johnny Cash, Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Charley Pride.”

Brett went on to release three more independent albums before signing a record deal with Warner Music in 2013 and making it big.

To highlight Brett’s beginnings and how far he has come, here is a playlist of hits by some of the artists he covered on his debut cassette back in the day.

Just Between You and Me – Charley Pride
It’s Four in the Morning – Faron Young
He’ll Have to Go – Jim Reeves
I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
El Paso – Marty Robbins
Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby – Wilf Carter

The 2022 Juno Awards air on Sunday, May 15 on CBC.

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