Julian Austin
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Julian Austin

Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada | INDIE

Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada | INDIE
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Visit You Tube to see the 4 minute interview and story on ET Canada.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOVZhFP7Y9g

The bad boy with a big heart is back, a new album, and a high energy show! - Entertainment Tonight


Juno Award Nominations for Best Country Male Artist – 1998, 2000, 2001

RPM Big Country Awards – WON Best Song, Best Songwriter and Best Video for “Little Ol Kisses: 1998

RPM Big Country Awards – WON Best Male Vocalist 2000

WON Best New Canadian Country Solo Artist 1998 – Canadian Radio Music Awards

ECMA Award – WON Country Artist of the Year 1998

What My Heart Already Knows Album – Certified Gold 1998

CCMA Nominations 2000 – Album of the Year (Back in Your Life), Single of the Year(Back in Your Life), Video of the Year (Take the Money and Run), Male Vocalist of the Year and Chevy Fan Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year

ECMA Award Nominations 2000 – Male Artist of the Year, Country Artist of the Year, Single of the Year (Take the Money and Run) Songwriter of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.

WON Country Artist of the Year 2000
- ESP Entertainment


Discography

What My Heart Already Knows (released May 6, 1997)
1. Little Ol’ Kisses
2. Hard Time Loving You
3. Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad
4. Honky Tonk Lock And Key
5. Sad Ways Of A Fool
6. What My Heart Already Knows
7. Diamond
8. Sister Ruby
9. Dancing With Him
10. Highway Song
11. When You’re Gone
12. Loving You Was Never Right

Back In Your Life (released March 7, 2000)
1. Back In Your Life
2. Take The Money & Run
3. Real Love
4. Forever Loving You
5. Should Be Over You
6. Baby Bye Bye
7. Cause He Ain’t Here
8. She’s Through
9. Good At Bein’ Bad
10. Better Think Twice
11. Doesn’t Take A Fool
12. Lying To Myself
13. My Reason For Living Is You
14. Holdin’ On For 8

Bulletproof (released August 13, 2002)
1. Pussycat
2. Ain’t Taking It That Bad
3. When Did You?
4. I’m So Over You
5. Ain’t No Changing That
6. Finding Me
7. Bar Up In Houston
8. Only God Knows
9. End Of The Line
10. Sweet Marina
11. She’s Getting Lonely
12. Workin’ Man’s Society

The Red & White (released July 1, 2006)
1. He’s Got What It Takes
2. Good Life
3. I Just Can’t Do
4. Marie
5. Harbour Town
6. Back To Me
7. Pretty As A Rose
8. Crickle Creek River
9. Class Of ‘89
10. The Red & White

One For One (released May 26, 2009)
1. Fat Bottomed Girls
2. If Houston Doesn’t Want You
3. Islands In The Stream
4. I Am Who I Am
5. Maggie May
6. Goodbye Exit Sign
7. Burning Love
8. She Know About Cryin’
9. Legs
10. Brake Lights

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Born in Sussex, New Brunswick, Julian Austin has written and played music since he was in his mid-teens, dabbling in every genre from heavy metal to rock to 80’s pop before falling in love with the new country music sound that was taking shape in the early 90’s. In 1998 Austin moved out west to Calgary Alberta to live with his then fiancée Angela. While living out west Austin further honed his musical skills in both writing songs and entertaining the fans. His first album, “What My Heart Already Knows”, more than justified that musical choice, earning Julian a certified CRIA gold record (50k+ sales) and the 1997 Wrangler Rising Star Award from the Canadian Country Music Association. His first single “Little Ol’ Kisses” went #1 on radio and also made the CMT Top 30 Videos of 1997, followed in 1998 with the Best Country Single award at the first annual Canadian Radio Music Awards. That year Julian also earned several Juno nominations.

Julian’s second album, “Back In Your Life”, though delayed several months due to a bull-riding accident which resulted in serious injuries for the artist, ultimately attracted 6 Canadian Country Music Award nominations in that same year. It was followed up by “Bulletproof” (recorded on Myles Goodwyn’s – of Canadian icon April Wine fame – label) and finally “The Red & White”, an album that paid tribute to Canada’s troops and saw Austin not only visiting Canadian Forces bases all over the country, but performing for them in Bosnia, Southwest Asia and Afghanistan as well. In 2004 Julian and his now wife Angela moved from Calgary to her home province of Manitoba where they still reside today.

In 2009, Julian rejoined with good friend Daniel Leblanc (who produced both his first and second albums) to record his current, fifth album, "One For One", set for release on May 26th. The first single is “Fat Bottomed Girls”, a remake of the 1978 hit by Queen. “I am extremely pumped and excited about my latest album which consists of 5 new original tracks and 5 remakes of some of the greatest classics ever made, including my version of ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’. Reuniting with Danny has been good for my musical soul and I think it really shines through in this album.”

The other covers on “One For One” illustrate the range of Julian’s musical repertoire from the early days, of Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” to the Elvis classic “Burning Love”, “ ZZ Top’s Legs” and even “Islands In The Stream” a duet with fellow Maritime born Melanie Doane, a classic hit made famous by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in the 80’s. Mixing it up like this is a “fun release” for Julian, but it by no means is meant to detract from the country music that is Julian’s “real genuine passion”.

“I like to write (songs) we can all relate to”, says Julian as he describes the writing of the 5 originals on “One For One” which embrace the basics of great country music. “She Knows About Cryin'” is the “song for the ladies”, “If Houston Doesn’t Want You” offers unconditional friendship and support, “Goodbye Exit Sign” is “one of those driving and thinking songs, for when you’re trying to get over someone”. Julian admits “I Am Who I Am” is completely autobiographical. “It was written when I was in a real dark place, and really messed up. It’s a real song”. The CD’s final track, “Brake Lights” is an arms-in-the-air, sing-along heartbreak song with the impact of a classic power ballad—in which the aforementioned dog predicts a sad and lonely future. Baxter, Julian’s beagle, is sure to shed a sympathetic tear.