Jason Brown

Jason Brown

 Des Moines, Iowa, USA
BandCountry

Jason Brown is a Midwest country boy. With pure vocals that wrap listeners into the emotion of each lyric, Brown’s youthful charm finds a home standing on a musical front porch near the corner of Beer Run Boulevard and Sunday Morning Avenue.

Biography

Jason Brown is a Midwest country boy. With pure vocals that wrap listeners into the emotion of each lyric, Brown’s youthful charm finds a home standing on a musical front porch near the corner of Beer Run Boulevard and Sunday Morning Avenue. He was born and raised outside of Pella, Iowa across from his grandparents’ farm where his brother and he worked and played. At the age of four, Brown started singing in church with the urging of his grandmother. After the chores were done on the farm, Brown’s grandmother taught him how to sing while she sat and played the piano with her nine fingers. Life on the farm brought out the best in Brown and helped nourish his love of country music. Brown’s early years were influenced by Alabama, Jim Reeves, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, and especially George Strait, who remains his idol to this day.

At the age of 14, Brown moved to Corpus Christi, Texas with his mom after his parents divorced. He stayed involved with his church and participated heavily in his youth group at Gardendale Baptist Church. When he wasn’t in church, Brown was either hitting the beach or breaking horses. Brown made country cool in Corpus Christi. He thought he may have been the first to make blue jeans and a tuxedo top popular at his 8th grade prom. Still, the move to Texas wasn’t easy for Brown. He described the move as a total culture shock, as he went from simple country living to big city living, and soon longed to come home to the countryside.

At the age of 17, Brown moved back to the country to live with his father in Pleasantville, Iowa. He remembers himself being the only one in town who wore Wrangler jeans, a cowboy hat, and blared Clint Black’s Killing Time out of his truck. It was at this time when Brown became active in country music. During his sophomore year in high school, Brown became a full time member in his first band, Country Persuasion, and has been actively involved in a band ever since. Other constants in his life have been: the love of his family, his appreciation of great friends, and his passion for music.

The early years of being raised in the country and then living in the city reflect in Brown through and through. He can drive his Chevrolet truck through the mud and timber during the day, then wash it up and go to town at night. Brown knows the reason why heels on roper boots are lower. He understands why you want sturdy jeans when mending fence. He still works on his father’s farm when he’s back home; still hops in a tractor-trailer and makes hauls to get away from it all. Brown even drives a tour bus now and then to help a friend out. He says, “Working with my hands and operating equipment keeps my mind working and keeps things real for me. That’s when it seems I come up with my best songs and ideas.”

These days, Brown splits his time between Iowa and Nashville, Tennessee. His time in Nashville consists of sharpening his writing skills with some of the best songwriters in the industry. He believes they are the unsung heroes of the industry and it’s easier to write songs because the writers’ backgrounds are very much in common with his. “The songwriters are country music, so it’s easier to write country music,” Brown said. Still, Brown focuses on being an entertainer before he is a writer, and overall loves to perform and be in front of a crowd.

If you want to know more of who Brown is, he urges you to listen to his music. Every song he sings describes him in some way—country and true to his roots. When Brown is not singing, he spends as much time as he can outdoors. He loves to hunt, fish and enjoy the simple, yet peaceful rural life.

The venue of country music has allowed Brown the opportunity to bring attention to charities he feels strongly about. Brown will tell ya that his first priority with a status as a country artist, is to seek out honorable charities, and raise awareness for them. Brown says, "Being on stage doesn't make me any better than the people buying the tickets. What we all do together may make this a better place."

Discography

"Mama Was A Rebel"

"Touchdown"

"You Don't Play Fair"

"The Reason"

"Shot Down Over kansas"

"How Could You Not"

"Were All In The Same Boat"

Jason released his first album "Dream" in 2007 with 4 of the 10 songs jumping to the top 60 on the Billboard of Country Music Charts with "You Don't Play Fair" jumping in the top 50. Jason's songs are still played and requested all around the mid west. He is currently in the studio getting ready to release his next hit album.