Brandon Maddox

Brandon Maddox

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountryAmericana

An all-around talent from Nashville making "Music With a Message"

Biography

Nashville, TN is known as a “10 year town,” meaning it generally takes about that long for a talented persistent singer songwriter to “make it.” However, I am of course just generalizing because there isn’t any “magic number” when it comes down to it. Unfortunately common though, aspiring talents more often than not either give up long before the 10 year mark or instead they may persevere but still do not receive the big break they had hoped for. In opposition, sometimes you are introduced to a newer to town talent that simply has such a musical spark that something just tells you they are on the fast track. Want a good example of this particular scenario? Say hello to Chattanooga, TN native Brandon Maddox.

In just 2 ½ short years, Brandon has shown he is undoubtedly well on his way to enjoying a successful, long lasting career here in Music City. While it is obvious that Brandon is ultimately here in Nashville because he simply enjoys singing and songwriting and would go the long haul no matter what, I can confidently say Brandon Maddox is among the names you will be hearing more and more of. Brandon, who began singing at just 3 or 4 years old has loved music as long as he can remember. He was influenced by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Bob Seger, The Eagles and several other legends. He can recall leaning up against his Dad’s stereo tower listening to and being taken up with all the different melodies.

At age 11 he picked up his grandfather’s guitar in his old tool shed. After putting some new strings on this classical guitar with a crack in it, Brandon learned many songs and chords teaching himself from a “Beatles” book. Brandon practiced diligently..Sometimes 7 hours a day. At age 12 his parents bought him a Washburn DC10 guitar and he began writing songs. By the time he was 15, he had about 30-45 songs in his catalog. In middle school, he was known as the “guitar guy” and enjoyed playing on the patio for all to hear. Brandon became a fan of Ralph Stanley and interested in Bluegrass. As a result, he became part of a band in college called “Short on Cash.” During college he found himself writing more and more. One night while watching Brad Paisley perform on the Grand Ole Opry, Brandon found his love for country music. He was then influenced by other country acts such as Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Toby Keith.

What really continued to strike Brandon’s interest was Nashville songwriters. Those who were “behind the song” caused him to really explore Nashville. Nonetheless, Brandon gave Pigeon Forge a try and once thought that maybe that was where he was supposed to be as a performer. However, it soon became clear that this route wasn’t meant to be. He kept making more and more trips to Nashville until he was nearly going almost every other weekend before making the permanent move.

Brandon quickly gained interest from industry professionals from being offered single song contracts to winning a songwriting contest at “The Broken Spoke,” edging out a great deal of competitors. Brandon then found himself playing in front of a publishing company called “Faverett Music Group” which lead to him becoming operations manager for them for a time. Brandon worked with song-plugging and radio promotion. Through this opportunity, he garnered attention from hit songwriter, Chris Gantry. Chris became a friend, music mentor and co-writer. Brandon then began collaborating with some of Nashville’s most notable hit makers such as Stan Webb, Mike Ward, Vinny Van Zant of Trailer Choir and Steve Dean just to name a few. Brandon has also closely worked with and penned tunes with the talented country group Kurtis & Luckey who is currently a strong contender in the Battle of the Bands contest. You can preview their music and vote for them by visiting www.bamajammusicfestival.com

With a large songwriting portfolio and an untold amount of songs yet to be written, Brandon has recently released an Album entitled “When I am weak, I am strong.” This album contains a undoubted variety showcasing Brandon’s versatility as a writer and as an artist. Upon listening to his album you will hear lively foot-tapping upbeat country fun and inspirational gospel music wrapped all in one. “When I am weak, I am strong” intertwines a wide variety of musical styles and backgrounds bringing forth his commercial individuality. Brandon says he is “trying it all and giving it a shot while he still can.” A genuine guy with extraordinary talent, Brandon Maddox is one to keep on your radar.