Standing in the circle of the Grand Ole Opry or among friends, Bryan Fontenot, energizes an audience like no other. Country, Rock, Blues, or Western Swing, he brings his best every time he steps to the microphone. This ex bull-rider, loves entertaining the crowd!
To meet Bryan, off stage, you might not sense the gift of music, which lies in the heart and soul of this polite and unassuming cowboy, or the obstacles he has overcome in life. He underwent 13 hours of reconstructive surgery, after a bull took a dislike to him, lost his Mom during Hurricane Rita, a brother to tragic death, and just recently his Dad. No doubt the journey has tempered his music with blues and soulful authenticity that comes only with experience. Bryan's heart-felt vocals personify the body and soul of music and lyric. He's believable. Each song is like having a one-on- one conversation with a friend. I've known and performed with Bryan for 17 years now. Through the good and the bad times he's never lost his love for his craft. I've seen him perform for huge paychecks, and for tips. I never could tell the difference. He's focused on the music, all of the time. His blood type is B flat.
After years of playing every venue from clubs to festivals and even the Grand Ole Opry, 2011 and 2012 became Bryan's breakout years for the country music industry's recognition. He recieved the Texas International Music Association's "Album of the Year" award for his "Who I Ain't" release, and he and his band, received the "Country Band of the Year" award by the Independent Country Music Association.
This Country Music Singer/Songwriter is as well known for his electrifying energy on stage as he is for his open vulnerability during tender ballads.
His natural, yet exciting stage presence, has allowed him to grace the stage and perform with such artists as: George Jones, Josh Turner, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, 38 Special, Phil Vassar, Gary Allen and Jason Aldean, just to name a few.
Bryan is a consummate artist whose music just keeps getting better with every song!