Making his way from the small town of Gander, Newfoundland to Canada’s country capital of Calgary, Alberta, Brad Saunders is what country music has been waiting for. With unparalleled grit and an unrivalled mastery of musical entertainment, Saunders has relentlessly persevered in his pursuit of continual success in the music industry - dazzling audiences with his own unique blend of bravado and his natural ability to command a stage with his high energy live show.
He may have only released a handful of singles since his 2014 debut, but Saunders has already begun to make his name a staple in the industry, having shared the stage with the likes of Aaron Pritchett and Thomas Rhett. With his debut performance at the Calgary Stampede, Saunders has gone on to perform on some of the top stages in western Canada including the 2018 ACMA Awards, Country Thunder, Big Valley Jamboree and Sunfest Country Music Festival.
In late 2017 Saunders’ hard work finally came to a head when he was crowned with the top prize of Alberta Music’s Project WILD artist development program. Giving him the resources to take his career to the next level, Saunders splits his time between Nashville and his home of Calgary to write and record with some of the industry’s best.
Returning with his new 2018 single ‘Play it by Beer,’ Saunders is bringing the song of summer to Canadian country radio. Recorded at Calgary’s OCL Studios, the single was produced by Spencer Cheyne (Brett Kissel, Chad Brownlee, Leave Thomas, Mackenzie Porter) & Justin Kudding (The Washboard Union, Jim Cuddy, Brett Kissel) and mixed by Jordan Oorebeek. Saunders penned the new track with CCMA Award winner Dan Swinimer and Jeff Johnson.
Saunders’ natural talent is immediately apparent, though he proudly credits his father for passing on the gift of music to him as a young boy. In fact, some of his earliest memories are of his father strumming his guitar, playing him and his brothers to sleep at night. Something Brad now finds himself doing in his own home, for his daughter.
Much of Saunders’ time and proceeds from his music go directly to helping those in need and supporting his chosen charities. In 2016, Saunders hit the streets for 72 hours to experience homelessness while donating time to shelters, handing out food and busking to raise funds for the Calgary Homeless Foundation. The following fall, he conceived “21 Acts of Kindness,” a campaign that had him raising $35,000 for local charity Little Warriors, donating a guitar to a student at Forest Lawn Elementary School and making & delivering lunches to schoolchildren in need.
With his debut full length album in the works and a heavy touring schedule for the remainder of 2018, Brad Saunders is making it known that his name is one that’s here to stay.