Latest News - posted on May 25, 2018 by

# 1 for Traditional Country

CASHBOX Monthly Charts

CASHBOX Magazine Tracks & Singles 05.01.2018

Chart Position All Genres Artist Song
1 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY AL BRAKE DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS
2 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY NEAL MCCOY TAKE A KNEE-MY ASS
3 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY DARIUS RUCKER FOR THE FIRST TIME
4 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY BLIND LEMON PLEDGE MA BELLE CHERI
5 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY PETER ANDERSON YOU WON’T HAVE TO WORRY
6 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY LEVI HART JUST A GOOD COUNTRY SONG
7 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY CHRIS STAPLETON EITHER WAY
8 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY RAY PRICE THE SAME OLE ME
9 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY BARRY STAGG LAY DOWN OUR GUNS
10 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY LADY ANTEBELLUM HEARTBREAK
11 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY WHITNEY ROSE TRUCKERS FUNERAL
12 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY STEVE ORIET DIGGIN ON YOU
13 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY ALLISON KRAUSE I NEVER CARED FOR YOU
14 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY THE BELLAMY BROTHERS HIPPIE COWBOYS
15 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY RICHARD LYNCH COUNTRY MUSIC ISN’T COUNTRY ANYMORE
16 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY LEE SIMS RAGTOP BABY
17 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY DAVID LEE MURPHY EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALLRIGHT
18 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY WILLIE NELSON LAST MAN STANDING
19 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY DAVID VATERS SEE YOU IN HEAVEN
20 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY MARTIN ASHE WHY
21 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY LONESOME RIVER BAND MAYHAYLEYS HOUSE
22 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY DON GRAHAM I JUST CALLED HIM DAD
23 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY KASEY MUSGRAVES BUTTERFLIES
24 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY LARRY CLARK WHEN I WAS 20
25 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY CONNIE HALL ANGEL BAND
26 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY LARRY CLARK I AINT GOT A REDNECK
27 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY RY COOTER SHRINKING MAN
28 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY MARGO PRICE WEAKNESS
29 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY DON ALLEN FEELINGS
30 TRADITIONAL COUNTRY,OUTLAW,ROCKABILLY LEEANN WOMACK WICKED

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Latest News - posted on May 25, 2018 by

Catching A Break

 

Fort McMurray resident, Newfoundland native Al Brake has traveled halfway across this great country to be where he is supposed to be. The 11th of 11 children that includes 8 boys and 3 girls is “foot off the brake, pedal to the metal ready” for his moment in the spotlight. He is making all the right moves and feels like now is time. | Music has always been a huge part of my life, especially growing up in Newfoundland. Everybody plays music and it bonds together families and friends.”

Al Brake started playing guitar when he was about 8 yrs, drawn to the music from watching his brothers, sisters and parents. His Dad was an accomplished and great fiddle player, his mother was a great singer, with his brothers and sisters picking on one instrument or another, there was rarely a time when there wasn’t music in their home. This soon moved out of the home as the family began performing at local Festivals and Garden parties. Al had his own band by the time he was 18 years old. He began writing his own material around 2008 and in 2010 began working on his songs in Nashville. In 2012 he traveled to Nashville to begin recording a full-length album which he finished at Metalworks Studio in Toronto.

Al explains “In 2012 I had several nominations by the IMC ( indie music channel ) in Hollywood for my music including a nomination for the best country album. In 2013 I received the award for best country recording for “China White” and Best Country Producer for “It’s Saturday Night.” I credit this one to my producer Bob Bullock who I have worked with since 2010. In 2014 I received the IMC award “Best Country Band for We’ve Come So Far”. In 2014 I returned to Nashville after leaving the awards in Hollywood to record 3 singles. “I Drink Well With Others”, Another Tragedy” and last but not least one of my favorite ” Dirty Little Secrets”. In 2015 I had several nominations again and won best country band for “Dirty Little Secrets”.

In 2016, Al decided to record a new demo at home called “Just My Luck” and was preparing to go back to Nashville to record it with the studio group. Al goes on to say, “I entered that demo into the IMC in Hollywood and once again took home the award for Best Country Band.”

He was poised and ready to do a full production of the new demo after receiving some success on previous radio releases when things changed dramatically in his hometown of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. “Fire ripped through our city just days after my return from the Awards in Hollywood. The town was evacuated for a couple months and all plans were put on hold and as a family, we scrambled to keep things in order. After a few months, we were back in town and started to gain some sense of normalcy again. For the first time in my life music was on hold until we got life back on track.”

Al has big plans and dreams for the future. When asked for his dream duet he replied without hesitation, “Shania Twain but George Strait and Vince Gill would be amazing.” Then the more he thought about it, “Natalie McMaster would be great. And The Rankins.” You have to love the enthusiasm.

Now here we are in 2018 and everything is back on track for Al Brake. A new single “Dirty Little Secrets” is set for release just waiting to find its audience. And Al Brake is ready to hit the road running, foot off the brake and hammer down. Looks like Al Brake is on his way to Catching a Break.

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Latest News - posted on June 9, 2014 by

Indie Music Awards Redux

In early 2012, Al was nominated for two Indie Music Channel Awards: Best Male Country Artist and Best Recording for the song “Hot Pink Lady.”

Later that summer, he released a self-titled album, which was comprised entirely of songs he had written. That led to several Indie Music Channel Awards nominations, which were announced early that year.

He was up for Best Male Country Artist with his songs “It’s Saturday Night” and “I Still Love You.” He was nominated for Best Country Recording with songs “It’s Saturday Night,” “I Still Love You,” and “China White.”

He was also up for Best Country Song with his songs “It’s Saturday Night” and “We’ve Come So Far,” Best Country Producer for “It’s Saturday Night,” and Best Easy Listening Song for “Take a Chance on Me.”

Al and his older brother Wayne attended the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 29.

“I won the award Best Country Recording for ‘China White,’ and Best Country Producer for ‘It’s Saturday Night,’” said Mr. Brake.

“I would like to mention credit to my producer Bob Bullock for the Best Country Producer award, as well. He has been a huge part of my success.”

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Latest News - posted on June 9, 2014 by

New Music Coming Soon

It won’t be long now. Pretty soon I’m adding 3 new tunes for you to enjoy on this site. Tracks are cut, overdubs dubbed. Just waiting on a few last touches, then mixing, mastering and…VOILA! Please check back often.

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Latest News - posted on June 9, 2014 by

New Music Testing Nicely!

We played one of the new songs today……… By the time the 2nd chorus came around the crowd was really into it and singing it back… It’s was a fun day! We tossed a few guitar solos back and forth on a few songs and the great crowd out for music fest were well entertained !

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