Writers
BRINLEY ADDINGTON
Born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, Brinley Addington's passion for Country music began well before the small town singer can even remember. At age three, Brinley began climbing on top of his parent's coffee table pretending he was performing on the Grand Ole Opry. Brinley was influenced early on by the hymns he heard on Sunday morning and the traditional country voices of Randy Travis, Vince Gill, and Alan Jackson. As time went by, Brinley gained inspiration from modern country artists like Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw as well as his parents' love of bluegrass music. In the fourth grade, a reluctant Brinley was encouraged to enter the school talent show where he performed in front of a crowd for the very first time. At age 12, Brinley began singing at Church where he realized, what he feels to be, God's plan for his life: making music. Since 2007, Brinley has had the honor of opening shows for several major artists such as Florida-Georgia Line, Chris Young, Josh Turner, The Band Perry, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Eli Young Band, Gavin DeGraw, Marty Stuart, Ronnie Milsap, as well as Texas favorites Jack Ingram, the Josh Abbott Band, and the Casey Donahew Band, and has served as headliner at numerous fairs, festivals, and college events in the southeast. Brinley's first full-length album Homegrown debuted in May of 2011, peaking at #53 on the iTunes country album charts independently. Homegrown produced two music videos (Hang on a Farm and As Long As You Love Me) that have already gained over 100,000 views. Addington released his second record Middle Of Nowhere in August 2014, which garnered outstanding reviews from peers and music industry professionals alike. When asked about his recent accomplishments, Addington says, "I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities I've been blessed with. So many cool things are happening, it's just unreal. I get to live in Nashville, TN, write with some of my songwriting heroes, and get to travel to so many cool places to play shows with artists I've looked up to for a long time. It's awesome. I just want to keep writing and recording good, relatable, country music that honors tradition and still speaks to my generation. So far, I'm having a blast."
BRINLEY ADDINGTON