Music In the Barn: Meet Artist Brady Seals

Singer/songwriter/artist Brady Seals has a pedigree for success.  You could say that music is “in his blood,” as he is related to numerous industry heavyweights including Jimmy Seals (Seals & Crofts), Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley) and country songwriters Troy Seals (Songwriting Hall of Fame Member) and Chuck Seals.  Over the course of his career, Brady Seals has sold over 11 million albums, topped three genres simultaneously, and his songs continue to captivate and be licensed for TV, radio and film.

Brady seals - Little texas

Brady seals - Little texas

A touring musician since the age of 16, Brady Seals is probably best known for his tenure in Little Texas and as front man for the dynamic country “super group” Hot Apple Pie.  During his six years as keyboardist and co-lead singer for the multi-platinum group Little Texas, they were voted the ACM’s "Vocal Group of the Year" and received two Grammy nominations.   Little Texas celebrated three consecutive number one hits with “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas” and “My Love,” all of which Seals co-wrote, granting him the ASCAP “Triple Play Award.”

In 1996 Seals went solo and collaborated with the legendary Rodney Crowell to co-produce his Warner Brothers album, The Truth.  It features a duet with Wynonna Judd, “Another You, Another Me” that sold over 100,000 singles.  A self-titled CD followed in 1998 with guest appearances by Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Timothy B. Schmidt (The Eagles), Bela Fleck and Max Carl (.38 Special).  Seals then explored the pop/rock genre from 1999-2001 by engineering, producing and writing the album Thompson Street, collaborating with pop innovator Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish). 

After garnering critical acclaim for his solo endeavors, in 2002 Seals formed what was touted as “Music City’s Super Group,” the band called Hot Apple Pie.  Hot Apple Pie’s self-titled debut was released in 2005 by Dreamworks.  The band quickly made history when they became the highest selling debut country group in the Neilson Soundscan era.  Their entry single “Hillbillies” went Top 20.  The video shot to #1 on VH-1 Country and was among CMT’s “Top 20 Sexiest Videos.”

Seals spent the next two years with Hot Apple Pie playing large venues in North America and Canada.  They played the Grand Ole Opry, major festivals such as Summerfest, and opened for country giants like Keith Urban and Tim McGraw.  Fans clamored for tickets to see and hear their live show as word spread about the amazing musicianship and Seals’ “Jagger-esque” stage appeal.  Hot Apple Pie gained the respect of music industry insiders and established acts due to their tight harmonies, agile playing skills and charismatic stage antics.

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In 2008 Seals released an independent solo CD called “Playtime” and hit the road again to promote it. He spent two years performing in clubs, theatres and other venues across the country.

Brady & his wife Lisa

Brady & his wife Lisa

 

 

In 2011 Brady opened up a vintage guitar shop called Music City Pickers. His shop is now located in Franklin, TN just a few miles from his home. Seals currently spends the majority his time with his family. He is now concentrating on songwriting and producing up and coming artists. 

 

 

 

For more information about Music In the Barn & Ticket purchase go to: http://montessorifranklin.org/spring-concert/