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Most aspiring singers who move to Music City leave just as quickly as they show up. The sound of doors closing has a way of making even the most strong willed, optimistic people grow faint and give up, but Virginia native Brinn Black did just the opposite. She got to work. Brinn used the disappoints and hardships that come with being an up-and-coming pop-country singer to propel her career to the next level with the release of her 2012 EP, “Get Mad”, and recent 2013 release “Crushin” which were both featured on iTunes and Pandora all summer long, just in time for her debut at the legendary Ryman Auditorium. “We all have the ability to create our own destiny, no matter what life throws at you. Singing on the Ryman stage was like an outer body experience, like every hurdle along this journey was completely worth it because it led me to that moment..but now I have to work even harder to earn the right to keep coming back” she says. Brinn’s hard work ethic and natural born talent has landed her on over 150 radio stations around the world and on stages across the nation with some of country music’s biggest stars, recently including Darius Rucker, Ronnie Dunn, David Nail, Charlie Daniel’s Band, Love And Theft, and more. She is now working on a follow up EP to complete the "Crushin" single pack she released this summer during CMA Fest. She has been staying busy been touring nonstop since April, while still finding time to write songs for her new release in the spring of 2014! At the speed she is rockin, this mad music maven is one stage way from stardom!
Raised in the small town of Chester, Va., Black was baptized in gospel music and began singing in church at the tender age of three. With an influential worship leader and a classically trained opera-singing mother, Black knew music was her calling and began to sharpen her singing skills by joining show choir in high school. Shortly after graduating high school she headed to Music City to “hit the stage” and pursue her dreams.
Writing music has become an emotional outlet for Black, which she also uses to give back to the community. “Music helped me through a lot of tough times in my life and helped me channel my energy. That’s exactly what I hope my music does for other people going through tough times,” said Black. In addition to her songwriting skills, Black uses her vocal prowess to benefit cancer research, natural disaster relief funds and other charities close to her heart.
During the 2010 flood that devastated Music City, Black used her talent and prominence to give back to the city that helped shape her career. With the help of her hometown high school, Black created “Stuff The Truck,” with the intentions of filling an 18-wheeler with much needed supplies, including 20,000 bottles of water donated by Dasani. This selfless act of kindness came full circle when Journeys shoe store approached her to feature her music video, “Not That Girl,” in their stores nation-wide. This soon gained her over 40,000 YouTube hits and thousands of lifetime fans.
After receiving national exposure with her first music video and first single, “Not That Girl”, Black received a MAC Makeup sponsorship as well as a Breedlove Guitar endorsement, and has gone on to perform for large crowds across the country at fairs and festivals such as Taste of Chicago and the San Diego Fair. Black returned to her hometown in the Summer of 2012 for her “Get Mad” EP release party that included several performances at her former high school. “Get Mad,” which was featured by iTunes "New and Noteworthy," showcases her raspy, robust voice with fierce female fight songs such as “Hit the Stage” and the title-track “Just Get Mad,” while still capturing her kind-hearted loving side with the power ballad, “Powerless.”
Black’s hard work ethic and natural born talent like her mother has landed her on over 150 radio stations around the world and on stages across the nation with some of country music’s biggest stars, recently including Darius Rucker, Ronnie Dunn, David Nail, Charlie Daniel’s Band, Love And Theft, and more. She is now working on a follow up EP to complete the "Crushin" single pack she released this summer during CMA Fest. The hit songs "Crushin" and "Hey Love" were featured on iTunes from June until September and brought the fans a Brinn Black Pandora station. Brinn made her debut at the legendary Ryman Auditorium on June 28th and has been touring nonstop since, while still finding time to write songs for this new project! At the speed she is rockin, this mad music maven is one stage way from stardom!