Brett Kissel

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Full Name Brett Kissel
Age 30 Years Old
Nick Name Kissel
Gender Male
Birth Date May 27th, 1990
Birth Place Flat Lake, Alberta

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About Brett Kissel

A Canadian Singer-Songwriter is named for Brett Kissel who is famous for his Warner Music Canada debut album, "Started with a Song" and for hit singles such as "3-2-1" and "Tough People Do." He started playing the guitar when he was just six years old, and by the age of twelve, had recorded his first album, "Keepin' It Country". He has always been a fan of Johnny Cash. When he released his first album, it included two Johnny Cash covers of "Tennessee Flat Top Box" and "Big River".He has received an armful of Canadian Country Music Association Awards, (including two straight wins for Male Artist of the Year and the coveted Fans' Choice). Breakthrough Artist of the Year winner at the JUNO Awards, and was recognized as the International Artist of the Year at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, California (an honor bestowed upon Ed Sheeran and Adele in the last two years respectively). He has also impressively established himself as a Creative Entrepreneur in the music industry. 

Recently, Brett Kissel wins big at CCMA Awards. While he couldn't stand before a crowd of thousands at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards on Sunday, he picked up enough trophies to feel the love from a distance. He emerged one of the big winners of the night, taking home three awards: male artist, fan's choice, and album of the year for "Now or Never," while acknowledging early in the show this was a celebration in the most difficult of times. He said "Music brings us all together, it connects us. The music captures the words that speak to your heart and can tell the stories of your soul. It gives us strength. It gives us hope." Four of Canada's rising female stars-Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Tenille Townes, Lindsay Ell, and Meghan Patrick-also took to the rooftop in Music City for a poignant cover of Blue Rodeo's "Lost Together," that quietly nodded to the collective feeling of the COVID-19 era.

Brett Kissel is famous for being a country singer. He is best known for his hit singles such as "3-2-1" and "Tough People Do." He was the 2014 recipient of a Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Brett Kissel with Awards

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On 27th May 1990, Brett Kissel was born in Flat Lake, Alberta, Canada. His nationality is Canadian and his ethnicity is Canadian-White. His race is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 30th birthday. Gemini is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. He was born to his parents; Brenda (mother) and Gordon (father). He also has a sibling; a brother named Jamison. He grew up on a cattle ranch in northeastern Alberta's Flat Lake region, where his family operates the Wengzynowski North View cattle ranch. The lyrics to his song "Country in my Blood", released on Warner Music Canada in October 2013, tell about his family's journey to Canada, and his experience growing up in rural Alberta. In the year 1995, he met Alberta country star, philanthropist, and fundraising auctioneer Danny Hooper, during a school fundraiser in St. Paul, Alberta. This was his first public performance, as Hooper called the youngster on stage to perform his local hit "The John Deere Tractor Keys" in front of a sold-out audience. He started playing the guitar when he was just six years old, and by the age of twelve, had recorded his first album, "Keepin' It Country".

With the height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm, Brett Kissel's balanced weight consists of 71 Kg or 156 lbs. His chest size is 34 in, waist size is 32 in and biceps size is 15 in. His shoe size is 9 US. He has a pair of blue eye color and his hair color is light brown. His body build is athletic. He maintains his body a lot to keep himself fit and fine. 

Brett Kissel, a famous country singer

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Brett Kissel's singing Career

  • Brett Kissel began his singing career firstly by recording his debut album "Keepin' It Country" at the age of 12. 
  • A fan of Johnny Cash, Kissel included two Cash songs, "Tennessee Flat Top Box" and "Big River", as part of the album.
  • He then released three additional independent albums, "By Request" in 2004, "Tried and True-A Canadian Tribute" in 2006, and "My Roots Run Deep" in 2008.
  • "Tried and True-A Canadian Tribute" and "My Roots Run Deep" sold a combined 70,000 copies.
  • He was nominated for the Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards in the year 2006. He was 16 years old at the time, making him the youngest CCMA nominee in the history of the awards show.
  • After that, he wrote and recorded a song about the 2012-2013 NHL lockout, "Hockey, Please Come Back". The music video for the song was viewed 10,000 times in its first two days of release.
  • He then met manager Bob Doyle, who signed Kissel to a co-management contract with Louis O'Reilly in late 2012. 
  • Later, he was featured on "The Rick Mercer Report" on CBC in March 2015. 
  • He signed a record deal with Warner Music Canada on 10th May 2013. 
  • His debut single, "Started with a Song", was released on 17th June 17 which became the most added song at Canadian country radio in its first week, surpassing a record set by Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together".
  • His single debuted at number 87 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for the week of 27th July 2013.
  • His first album for Warner, also titled "Started with a Song", was released on 1st October 2013. The album peaked at the Number One position on CMT Canada's Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown. 
  • The album's second single, "Raise Your Glass", was released to Canadian country radio on October 7. 
  • He then toured across Canada with his first national co-headlining tour called The Young Guns Tour which had nineteen concerts from Vancouver to Charlottetown with co-headliners One More Girl.
  • After that, he released his third single from his Started with a Song album titled "3-2-1" on 14th February 2014. 
  • Later, he joined country superstar Brad Paisley on his Country Nation World Tour for the entire Canadian tour, promoted by Live Nation in September 2014. 
  • The single "Airwaves" reached number 1 on the Canada Country chart in September 2015. 

Brett Kissel Singing

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  • The album's third single "Cool with That" released to Canadian country radio in April 2016. 
  • Additionally, he collaborated with singer Don Amero on "Rebuild This Town". 
  • He also released a new album "We Were That Song" on 8th December 2017. 
  • From the year 2016 to 2019, he performed several times at WE Day events: in October 2016 in Calgary, in November 2017 in Halifax and Ottawa, and in October 2019 in Edmonton.
  • He released his first American country radio single "Drink About Me" in September 2019, the lead single from his fourth major-label album "Now or Never" which was released on 1st January 2020.
  • "She Drives Me Crazy" was released as the second single off the album in February 2020.

Awards and Achievements of Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel is an award-winning singer who has achieved any awards until now. On 25th January 2014, he was nominated for four Association of Country Music in Alberta Awards winning two awards for Rising Star and Single of the Year for Started with a Song. Following his two award wins, he toured across Canada with his first national co-headlining tour called The Young Guns Tour. The tour had nineteen concerts from Vancouver to Charlottetown with co-headliners One More Girl. On 29th March 2014, he won his first Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. He has also performed on the 2014 Juno Awards broadcast on CTV alongside OneRepublic, Tegan and Sara, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and The Sheepdogs. In January 2015, he won three Association of Country Music in Alberta Awards for "Single of the Year" (3-2-1), "Male Artist of the Year", and "Album of the Year". And, in September 2017 Kissel won Male Artist of the Year, Interactive Artist of the Year, Country Music Program or Special of the Year and Video of the Year for I Didn’t Fall in Love With Your Hair at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards. 

Brett Kissel's Wife, Cecilia Friesen

Brett Kissel is a married man. He married his beautiful wife, Cecilia Friesen in July 2011 in Edmonton, Alberta. As of today, the duo is residing in Nashville, Tennessee. They are also the proud parents of three kids/children named Mila Elizabeth Kissel, Leo Brett Kissel, and Aria Cecilia. At present, the couple is living a happy life without any sign of divorce between them. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Brett Kissel with his wife, Cecilia and their kids

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Brett is a fan of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team and wrote the song "We're Gonna Win the Cup" for their run in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. Before Game 3 of the Western Conference Semi-final against the Anaheim Ducks, he performed the American "Star-Spangled Banner", but the audio within Edmonton's Rogers Place did not work, so the crowd joined him in it.

Brett Kissel's Net Worth and Salary

Brett Kissel is a famous and renowned singer who has released many songs and albums. Till now, he has made a huge amount of money from his career. As of 2020, the exact details regarding his net worth is under review. It can be assumed that his net worth is between $1 Million-$10 Million. Similarly, he has not revealed anything about his salary as well. But there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a cool amount of money from his career. His major source of earning is from singing and songwriting career. As of today, he is satisfied with his earnings.