Brian Glenn. Think Michael Buble goes country. A fresh young look while singing timeless country music. The smooth vocal style of George Strait, the range of style and energy of Keith Urban, and the class of a young Ray Price.
If you have been watching the growth and explosion of country music on television and radio over the last decade, you have been watching and listening to Brian Glenn. You have seen him playing and singing with the staff band for the 2008 season of NBC’s Nashville Star with host Billy Ray Cyrus. You've seen him on TV and heard him on radio, lending his much-demanded vocals to performances at the Grand Ole Opry. You have seen him as a member of "Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives"... driving Marty and the band forward with his solid bass and soaring, soulful vocals. Yep, if you are a fan of country music, you have heard the influence of Brian Glenn. Now, Brian is hitting the road with his band the Country Class. It's time to experience the next evolution of country music... and Brian Glenn is leading the way.
Brian has been setting the pace and standard for great country music all his life. Early in his career, Brian led the house band at Nashville’s legendary Broken Spoke Saloon and then rocked the famous Wildhorse Saloon with his own band "Hunker Down", opening for artists such as Lee Ann Womack and Lonestar.
Give a listen to Brian's music (below, on this page), and you'll immediately understand why Brian is such a high-demand demo and backup singer in Nashville. His vocals have been used on over 1,500 country and Christian songs for music publishers, songwriters, and sound-a-like recordings.
As a singer and musician Brian has worked with Michelle Wright, Darryl Worley, Andy Griffith, Christy Lane, Connie Smith, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, John Anderson, Keith Urban, Travis Tritt and with numerous artists at the Grand Ole Opry. As a lead vocalist he’s been featured on recordings used by CBS daytime’s The Young and the Restless, the Lifetime Network, and the 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006).
In April of 2002, Brian received the call from country legend Marty Stuart, and became a Fabulous Superlative along with guitarist Kenny Vaughan and drummer Harry Stinson. The band is featured with Marty on tour as well as on recordings for Marty’s 2003 Columbia Records album Country Music, 2005’s Soul’s Chapel (Americana Music Assn. nominee), Badlands and Live At The Ryman from 2006, for which the band received a Grammy nomination!
With a solid, lively, and legendary performance history with Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives, Brian left the Superlatives in 2008, launching his own solo career. Fusing traditional country roots with his own progressive vision and performance style, Brian is taking his creative talents, incredibly tasty musicianship and chart-topping, soulful, soaring voice to every corner of the hemisphere.
Brian is out there now, wowing audiences, winning fans, and shaping the future of country music.
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What they're saying:
"Brian Glenn is one of those rare artists with that intangible x-factor that future superstars are made of. Every time I play his music on-air, my listeners react with extreme enthusiasm. They, like me, are hungry for more of this very special artist."--Larry Flick/Sirius
"Oh, man, did Brian do a good job, he did a great job! The crowd just loved him and the band. I went out to make sure everything was going good with them, and if you could have heard some of the things the people were saying. Everybody just loved him. He is a keeper for the music business."--Tewana Magsby/Entertaintment Director for Sam's Town Tunica Casino.
"Brian Glenn gave a breathtaking performance that words do not do justice describing. We had high expectations and he exceeded them beyond belief! People are still raving about his performance and want to know where we found him."--Jennifer Mondeau/Gigmasters client
"I recently got to perform with Marty Stuart and the Superlatives at the Ryman [Audtitorium] and it was immediately obvious that Brian is one of the finest bass players and singers that I've ever gotten to perform with."--Pam Tillis
April 10, 1969
Born Cadillac, MI
Learns to sing harmony on All the Gold in California and occasionally sings with family band
Gets first guitar
Plays first professional job with family band performing country and classic rock on weekends
Discovers his first idol Ricky Skaggs with Highway 40 Blues
Is given the Music Award at High School graduation
Starts working as a full time musician with his cousins in a family band called The Nolfs, Brian’s real last name (‘Glenn’ is his middle name)
The Nolfs start playing full-time at the High Kicker Saloon in Pontiac, MI
The Nolfs chart their first independent single which peaks at #4
Family band moves to Nashville
The band opens for 50+ major label country acts
Takes a hiatus from The Nolfs for a year and releases first solo album
The Nolfs disband
Starts playing at the Broken Spoke and Wildhorse Saloons in Nashville
Plays first season at Opryland Theme Park
Starts singing demos
Starts playing each weekend at the Grand Ole Opry with legendary Jack Greene
Lands first major label artist job with Michelle Wright
Returns to the Grand Ole Opry with the legendary Billy Walker
Is hired to play with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives (2002-2007)
Performs vocal harmonies on Andy Griffith’s Christmas album “The Christmas Guest”
Performs vocal harmonies on latest album by Christian music legend Christy Lane
Performs at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C. for George and Laura Bush
Breaks 1,000 demo mark
Plays for another idol, Ray Price, at the Houston Livestock Rodeo for 18,000 attendees
Releases first all-original solo album Original Intent
Is featured vocalist during the Oscar pre-show on ABC
Nominated for an Americana Music Award
Performs at the Kennedy Center
Performs on Porter Wagoner’s last studio album Wagonmaster
Nominated for a Grammy© Award for his work on Marty Stuart’s Live At the Ryman
Returns to the Grand Ole Opry stage with Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner
Performs at Madison Square Garden as well as David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Craig Ferguson network shows
Releases another solo album, Dust Off a Dream
Receives regular airplay on Sirius Satellite Radio
Passes the 1,500 demo mark
Leaves Marty Stuart
Plays in the staff band for Nashville Star on NBC
Performs for Muhammad Ali at the Ali Center in Louisville, KY for the opening ceremony of the Ryder Cup
Becomes a regular cast member of “Country Music U.S.A.” aboard the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville, TN