It takes no longer than 60 seconds with Brinn Black to be completely captivated by her amazing energy and compassionate personality. Her unbridled spirit delivers the honest truth that comes alive in her music. With a connection to audiences of all ages, Black is one of country music's most engaging new female acts.
Whether it be on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage, honoring a member of the Grand Ole Opry in song, or playing a round at the Bluebird Cafe, Black delivers a tone of purity and innocence paired with a rasp that drives straight through her listener's heart. It's no wonder that some of her biggest influences include Jennifer Nettles, Patsy Cline and Kelly Clarkson.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., where thousands move to daily to pursue the dream of country super-stardom, Black has taken an authentic entrepreneurship approach in pursuing her dreams, allowing the young singer-songwriter to discover more about herself by sharing her journey with the world. She has supported some of country music's biggest names including Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, LoCash and more!
Offstage she has been an advocate for her community by partnering with programs such as: Christmas4Kids, Hands On Nashville, Columbia Shop-With-A-Cop program, Big Brothers Big Sisters and many more. She recently served as an ambassador for LEAD Southeast, a public school in Nashville committed to prepping young artistic students for a four year college or university program.
The Virginia native returned to her home state two years ago to develop a full scale songwriters festival at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia's most popular lake bringing 50 Nashville songwriters to play music across the 500 miles of shoreline, creating a music scene and creating impact. The festival has raised over $50,000 in proceeds from the three-day festival benefitting St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN.
This summer, Black will release her most vulnerable project to date. The first single, "Daddy's Medicine" will be available in Spring 2016.Her new sound is influenced by her personal experiences: heartache, hope and healing. By sharing the incredible journey that has built the woman she is today, Brinn Black is sure to become one of country music's biggest stars. 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!