Bryan Cole

Bryan Cole

 Verona, Pennsylvania, USA
BandCountry

Mix Rascal Flatts with Journey and the Eagles, with a little Brad Paisley thrown in for good measure. High energy performance, captivating vocals, strong musicianship and hit material. Bryan Cole leaves audiences mezmorized! This Artist is a MUST HAVE!

Biography

Bryan Cole may not have been “born in the backwoods” as his breakout hit single, “I’m Comin’ Home” suggests, but that doesn’t mean that this amazing new country artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a city-slicker by any means. Passed down by three generations of family before him, you might say that “country” runs long and deep in Bryan’s veins; just as the three rivers of his beloved hometown run into the waters of the Mississippi. By embracing the traditions of yesteryears’ legendary performers, while honing his own God-given vocal and guitar-playing abilities, Bryan Cole has cultivated a sound that is nothing short of INCREDIBLE.

With the release of his debut CD, Wide Open Road (Perfect Vision), Bryan showcased his signature sound to the world. Featuring soaring vocal landscapes and skillful, melody-laden guitar licks, this Chuck Ainlay (Sugarland, George Strait) produced disc garnered critical praise since its February 2010 release. Wide Open Road includes the top-notch skills of such stalwart session players as Mark Greenwood (Garth Brooks,) Jimmy Mattingly (Garth, Reba McEntire,) Steve Hinson (Randy Travis,) Michael Rojas (Lady Antebellum,) and Jimmy Nichols (Faith Hill.) Wide Open Road, which remained in the top 10 on the Roots Report Pop Country Chart for over 4 months, is a timeless collection of twelve compositions by Bryan and his longtime collaborator and manager, Michael Stover of MTS Management, as well as such heavyweight tunesmiths as Kent Blazy and Tom Paden, writers of Bryan’s second single, “It All Comes Back to Me.”

Following up the astonishing international success of “I’m Comin’ Home,” (#1 US Indie World, #8 NMW, #11 Italy, #17 Switzerland, #23 Norway, #27 Austria) Bryan rose to the top of the charts once again with “It All Comes Back to Me,” (#14 Cashbox, #9 MySpace Videos, #10 Y’allWire.) “If Only,”(#4 Cashbox, US, Top 10 in Sweden, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands) and his biggest US single to date, “Pride And the Passion,” (#1 NMW, #83 Music Row, #85 Mediaplay, #5 Indie World, #35 Spain) which was used by the Pittsburgh Pirates in their television ads during the summer of 2011.

Now, Bryan is returning with “Love Doesn’t Live Here,” the second single from his forthcoming “Pride And Passion” CD. The single was recorded, mixed and produced by Bryan, along with songwriter/manager Michael Stover and keyboard player Hermie Granati. The song is already receiving critical praise as “A power ballad at it’s best…goosebumps” and “Great vocals and a GREAT song…two thumbs up!” Released in January, “Love Doesn’t Live Here” looks to be Bryan’s most-successful release yet. It's currently #38 NMW and #130 Music Row.

While chart success has been extremely gratifying for him, Bryan finds his true rewards through the lending of his time and talents to charitable causes. Whether it’s by performing at fundraising events, being a part of the Armed Forces Entertainment roster, donating tracks to charity CDs like the upcoming Joey’s Song (Epilepsy Foundation,) or by sharing proceeds from his music (proceeds from “I’m Comin’ Home” were donated to the Animal Rescue League of Western PA) Bryan has found that success can be measured not only by his position on the charts, but also by his ability to use his gifts to help worthy causes.

In addition to his involvement with charitable enterprises, Bryan also endorses products that he PERSONALLY uses—made by companies with integrity. Among these products are Hughwear clothing, Austin hats, Bailey hats,, GHS strings, Geezer cabinets, Voodoo Labs and Rocktron effects, and Dunlop and In-Tune guitar picks, who are currently manufacturing the Bryan Cole signature pick. Using these brands, Bryan has opened shows for some incredible artists, including Charlie Daniels, Colt Ford, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Wayne, and many others.

Timeless family tradition, tremendous God-given talent, a strong faith and commitment to charity—these are the things that have endeared Bryan Cole to his devoted fans. And, at the end of the day, he is grateful for each and every one. Bryan’s gratitude was rewarded by receiving 3 nominations (most of any artist) at the 2010 Pittsburgh Music Awards, a coveted NMW Magazine Award nomination for Best New Country Artist, and a nomination for Best Country Album at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. “My fans are my lifeblood. Their love and support inspire me to be the best man I can be—on and off the stage.”

Discography

Wide Open Road
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Tracks receiving airplay on internet and terrestrial radio, international and US.

Pride And The Passion--single
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Recently #1 New Music Weekly country single, #83 Music Row. #85 Mediabase. Receiving airplay, especially midwest US, internatonal, internet.

Love Doesn't Live Here--single
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Currently receiving national and international airplay. #38 and climbing on NMW chart. #130 and climbing Music Row.

Set List

This is a full night's bar setlist. For openers, or headlining shows, it would be condensed to approximatelly 20-30 min for openers and 90 minutes for headlining.

1. WHY WAIT- RASCAL FLATTS
2. FAST CARS AND FREEDOM- RASCAL FLATTS
3. WHO WOULDN’T WANT TO BE ME- KEITH URBAN
4. YOU LOOK GOOD IN MY SHIRT- KEITH URBAN
5. AMERICAN SATURDAY NIGHT- BRAD PAISLEY
6. OLD ALABAMA- BRAD PAISLEY
7. WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GO HOME- BON JOVI/JENNIFER NETTLES
8. COUNTRY MUST BE COUNTRY WIDE- BRANTLEY GILBERT
9. AM I THE ONLY ONE- DIERKS BENTLEY
10. BLUE CLEAR SKY- GEORGE STRAIT
11. PAPA LOVED MAMA- GARTH BROOKS
12. TWO OF A KIND- GARTH BROOKS
13. I GO BACK- KENNY CHESNEY
14. RED HOUSE BLUES
15. PRIDE N JOY- SRV
16. WORKING MAN BLUES
17. LIZA JANE- VINCE GILL
18. ONE MORE LAST CHANCE- VINCE GILL
19. BOOT SCOOTN BOOGIE- BROOKS AND DUNN
20. FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE- MICKEY THOMAS
21. LOVIN, TOUCHIN, SQUEEZIN- JOURNEY
22. GUITARS CADILLACS- DWIGHT YOKAM
23. PLEASE, PLEASE, BABY