Most people travel to the valleys of heartache or endure the eye of life’s tempest before they can emerge with songs that grip the human experience; but Nathan Brumley went hiking. Following high school, he spent his formative years as a contractor building recreational trails to high mountain lakes and fishing parks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Idaho.
Shorlty after finishing his last season of trailbuilding, he won Embassy Music’s national songwriting contest in 2000 which subsequently led to his move from Boise, ID to the music mecca of the south Nashville, TN. He’s previously had 2 publishing deals with Embassy Music and Brandon Hills Publishing and has completed his 5th full length album. He is currently the second place winner in the USA Songwriting Competition and was voted best 14 acts of the Southeast by Discmakers 2007.His music is clearly remindful of piano banging crooners like David Gray, Ben Folds Five, and Gavin Degraw.
In addition to that, Nathan is a writer for the Songs Of Love Organization which writes customized songs for kids with terminal illneses. He has had 3 songs picked up by Warner Brothers Telepictures Music and was the artist of the month with them in March 2009-also the same month that he had a hold with “Grey’s Anatomy.” Nathan was also a second place winner in the 2009 Music City Songwriting Competition, is on a rock compilation ablum called “The Next Big Thing In Rock”, and was rated #17 in the college market in 2009 for his album “Where You Move Me.” He has also been featured on Nashville’s Lightning 100 new artist spotlight in July 2009. His film placements include: Life Unexpected, Ugly Betty, and Palisades Pool Party.
JJ Wolford-bass/background vocals, Matt Bergstrom-guitars/background vocals, Dave Burch-drums/percussion
-Won national songwriting competition to win publishing deal in 2000
with Embassy Music
-Started doing background music for commercials at age 15
-Had an A&R deal with Incubator Records at age 19
-Had a record deal with Bethel Records at age 20
-Song hold with 'Grey's Anatomy'
-Film placement with 'Life Unexpected' and 'Palisades Pool Party'
-Film licensing with 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', 'Real World', 'Road
Rules', and ‘Road Rules Challenge’
-2nd overall in 2008 USA Songwriting Competition
-2nd overall in 2009 Music City Songwriting Competition
-Discmakers 2007 Top 14 Acts of the Southeast
-Lightning 100 featured upcoming artist of the week-July 2009
-Warner Brothers/Telepictures Music artist of the month for film placement-March
-Co-written for Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland and Brittany
Spears with LA based producer ‘Mynority’
-Publishing deals with Embassy Music, Paradiso Music and Brandon Hills
-Film catalogue/licensing deals with Gotham Records, Transition Music, Wits End
Films, K&W publishing, Human Factor LLC, Machiavelli International Music
Images (Italy), Telepictures Music, Trailer Park Avenue, and Noteborn Music
-Album “Where You Move Me” was #17 in the college radio market-May 2009
-Has cuts with local Nashville artists: Ten Mile Drive (country), Robert Mauti (R/B
Christian), Whitney Spray (country), Abby Guss (jazz/rock), Bailey Birge (country)
Brandon Maddox (country), Jara Johnson (country), Olivia Dunkle (pop/Christian)
Wendy Duffy (pop), Rebecca Lambert (country), Shawn Tyler Gray (pop Christian),
Amber Brigman (Contemporary Christian), Arlene Gutierrez (R/B Christian),
Angela Josephine (pop Christian), Jennifer Willoughby (pop Christian), Candice Clark (pop/rock), and Joe Nash (country),
-Is currently a staff writer with the Songs of Love Organization- a company that
creates custom songs for children with terminal illnesses
-Placed as top 15 finalist in the International Songwriting Competition
-Placed as a top 25 finalist in the Music City Songwriting Competition
-Placed in the top 500 best songs in the world in the Billboard World Song Contest
-Got a Directors Award in the 2009 Nashville Paramount Songwriting Contest
-Has released 8 full length records: Help Us Stand (1997), So Much Of You (1998),
God Is Gonna Be There (1999), Love Of A Father (2000), Show Me A Sign (2004),
Where You Move Me (2008), This Hard Place (2009), and Everything Beautiful
-Have had music reviews with www.awakenmusic.blogspot.com, http://christianrockersonline.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/nathan-brumley-show-me-a-sign/, http://exmogulmusic.blogspot.com/2009/02/nathan-brumley.html, www.LMOP.com, www.babysue.com and www.dONW7.com
-Have had songs on Musak radio programming as well as BBBS radio, My Country
Radio Programming, Pillarcast radio, and Dalecast internet radio.
-Currently do the music for Dry Fly innovations for their outdoor fishing videos
-Was artist of the month with Song Universe-January 2009
My typical set list is 8-10 songs:
1. Offending Grace
2. Mind Over Mercy
3. Show Me A Sign
4. Breath of My Soul
5. Something Real
6. Small Hours
7. Every Time I See The Rain
8. As For Me
Usually we do just one set of 8-10 tunes in most venues that we play (churches/coffee shops/festivals/etc)
There are no upcoming dates at this time.