From sharing the stage with superstar, Brett Eldredge, as well as acclaimed
performances in casinos, clubs, and festivals to having original songs featured in movies and appearing on TV and radio shows, Brandon Maddox, has quickly established himself as one of Country Music’s rising stars. He was named, “Monster Truck Artist of the Year” and was both a Josie Award recipient in 2017 for his hit single “Dixie Chaser” as well as the winner of “Song of the Year” in 2019 for his song “Drive Me to Drink.”
Brandon’s dad schooled him in classic rock, so it was only natural that when the youngster picked up the guitar and taught himself to play, he used a Beatle’s songbook. While teaching himself, he noticed a common thread among the songs—the songs were written by actual members of The Beatles. Brandon wrote his first song at the tender age of 11 and now has an original catalog of over a thousand songs, a few of which have won awards. After college Brandon moved to Nashville from his hometown near Chattanooga, TN to pursue his songwriting passion.
In 2014, he was selected as the Family Events “Monster Truck Artist of the Year” for his song “The Bigger The Wheels, The Better The Man”, and, at this point started touring the Midwest with the monster truck shows. Some of Brandon’s biggest influences in Country Music are Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, “I had grown up with the classics of country; Johnny Cash, Waylon, Hank Sr, but I drifted away from listening to the genre because I wasn’t enjoying what was on the radio.
That all changed when I saw, Brad Paisley, play at The Grand Old Opry, and I said, ‘now that guy can play the guitar!’” Brandon’s goal then was to merge that classic country sound with guitar driven melodies. “Brandon fuses today’s country with that traditional sound. A rising star over the Music City.”-Jaime Roberts/WOGT/WKSZ Chattanooga. “I’ve always thought about writing songs that move people—to dance, laugh, or cry,” Maddox says. His newest single “Cruising Through a Small Town” is clearly doing the job and evoking that response from patrons at his live shows. Every time it’s played in a live performance, there are audience members that point to their spouse and obviously can identify with the song. “As soon as we back home to Nashville we knew we had to get in the studio with my producer, Doug Sisemore, of Reba McEntire’s band to capture the magic of this song.” Maddox’s new single has a universal theme and catchy lyrics driven by rocking guitars that will have you singing along by the second chorus.
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Brandon Maddox is the one new artist to watch in country music.
Deep in the hills of south eastern Tennessee, is a place rich in Native American history. Near Chattanooga there are several small towns, but nothing like this one. It was the Cherokee who called it Ooltewah, which means ‘resting place by the water.’
The town is small by today’s standards, but it’s large enough for it’s residents. It’s a town where friends and neighbors gather on porches to drink sweet tea and talk about politics. A town where everyone knows your name. But, there is only one name that you need to know from this small town - Brandon Maddox.