Canadian country star Chad Brownlee released his major label debut EP, Back In The Game, via Universal Music Canada. The EP, produced by Todd Clark (James Barker Band, The Reklaws), includes the #1 radio chart-topping hit, “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere”.  

Back In The Game has a few different colours to it,” says Brownlee about the new EP. “Songs like ‘The Way You Roll’ and ‘My Revival’ lift you up to a feel-good place, while ‘This Old Guitar’ and ‘Bourbon’ will pull at your emotional heart strings and take you on a deeper journey. I’ve definitely been on a journey myself over the past three years which has led to a lot of songwriting inspiration.”

Alongside Back In The Game, Brownlee has also dropped the music video for the EP’s third single, “The Way You Roll”. Directed by Ben Knechtel (Silent K Productions), the video features Toronto lifestyle influencer Erin Fahey and Brownlee stranded on an island questioning what’s real and what’s a mirage. The fun, upbeat video showcases Brownlee’s sense of humour. 

“It feels like Ben and I are on a real "roll" with these videos, as this was quite possibly the most fun I've had on a video shoot to date,” shares Brownlee. “The song is light-hearted and so were our spirits as all of us were immersed in the magic of Jekyll Island, Georgia. When I sat down with Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan) and Tawgs Salter (Hunter Hayes, Walk the Earth, Scott Helman) to write this song, I wanted to write a song that made people feel like they were on a beach even if they weren't actually standing somewhere with sand between their toes.”

In late 2017, Brownlee made a monumental business decision to have a new start by signing with Canada’s leading music label, Universal Music Canada, and the new Canadian management company, Starseed Entertainment (James Barker Band, The Reklaws, and Jade Eagleson), led by Shannon McNevan (co-founder of Boots and Hearts and WayHome Music & Arts Festival) and Don Green (former President of the Canadian Country Music Association).

Brownlee’s first major label debut single, “Dear Drunk Me”, hit #2 on the Canadian Country music charts, marking his first ever Top Five single. His second single, “Forever’s Gotta Start Somewhere”, is about making that bold first move in introducing yourself to someone new. Since its release earlier this year, this single hit #1 on Canadian country radio, solidifying Brownlee’s return with the signature sound that fans know and love - with a fresh new flair. This single is also a fan favourite sitting amongst the top (#2) of most streamed Canadian country songs in Canada in 2019 thus far (with over 10 Million global streams - 4.4 Million in Canada alone). Brownlee is the second only domestic signed artist ever to be featured on Spotify’s “Hot Country”, (the world’s largest country playlist) elevating his overall global streams to 47 Million.

Press release via: Universal Music Canada

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