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Brian Evans / Bio

Brian Evans dreams of hearing his music on the radio; as an up and coming country music talent, this is to be expected. Oddly enough though, when he was only six, his only dream was to run a radio station.

“I used a Singalodeon karaoke machine to record shows onto cassette tapes. I arranged CD's by song tempo, wrote up transitions based on the lyrics and just started recording,” Brian recalls. “My parents and the neighbors complained a lot about the noise.”

Growing up in Deer Park, Texas, a town 20 miles south of Houston, Brian was exposed to a heavy dose of country music. Whether it was his grandfather pickin’ the guitar on Saturday mornings or his brother playing George Strait to coerce him to sleep at night, Brian came to appreciate the art of country music.

This love of country music didn’t fade and Brian entertained the idea of performing country songs as he sang in a number of grade school choral productions. He finally got his chance at a solo in the eighth grade; his rendition of “To Make You Feel My Love,” which was inspired by Garth Brooks' version of the song featured in the movie “Hope Floats,” sealed his musical fate.

“No one had heard me sing country music before and all eyes were on me. They were sitting there in anticipation and I was standing there ready to let my voice be heard,” Brian remembers. “When the crowd erupted at the end of the song, I knew at that moment that I wanted to be Brian Evans the Country Music entertainer, not Brian Evans the baseball player, football player or basketball player.”

Brian upped the ante at 19 when he competed on the locally televised talent show “Gimme The Mike, Houston.” The benefit of the experience, plus two congratulatory calls from his boyhood idol Clay Walker, fueled Brian’s desire to pursue music full-time. He had gained a wealth of performance knowledge and decided it was time for him to load up his pick-up and chase his dreams all the way to Nashville.

While in Nashville, Brian formed great friendships and really took the time to become a student of “the business” learning from a select group of knowledgeable and well-respected individuals. The most notable: Jim Catino of Sony Music Nashville.

“Jim mentored me during my time in Nashville,” said Brian. “I was extremely 'green' and he helped by providing insight about the ins-and-outs of the industry. The best advice he ever gave me was to find myself, figure out who I want to be, expose that niche, and the rest will take care of itself. I remind myself of that every day.”

Brian eventually was led to a crossroads where he had to make a very important life decision. In the fall of 2006, after intense consideration, he headed back to Texas to finish his business degree at Texas State University, temporarily putting his budding music career on hold.

Now, in 2013, Brian and his band have a new direction and are looking forward to leaving a lasting impression on every stage they step foot on. "My wish is that there is at least one song during my show that resonates with every walk of life.”

From a Singalodeon recorder to the stages of Tootsie's (Nashville) and Big Texas (Houston), Brian Evans has come a long way from pretending to run a radio station in his bedroom. With a playlist of songs catchy enough for the airwaves and emotional enough for any mood or season, stay tuned to your local country station...this young star is determined to make his childhood dream of being on the radio, in some form or fashion, a reality.

General Info

Band Members
Brian Evans - Lead Vocals, Guitar / Leland Harrel - Lead Guitar / Steve Ermel - Bass / Eric Lambert - Rhythm Guitar / Jarrod Blocker - Drums, Harmony Vox
Artist Name
Brian Evans
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/brianevanscountry
Active Since
01/12
Genres
Country

Contact Info

Location
Deer Park, TX