13-time Canadian Country Music Association award winner Kissel is currently wrapping up Part 2 of his We Were That Song Tour which began last year. The tour which shares the same title of his seventh studio album, has been noted to be one of the most extensive tours in Canada’s history. The title track is Kissel’s tenth single to hit Top Ten on Canadian Country radio and the album contains collaborations with heavy metal band Megadeath’s Dave Mustaine and country music legend Charley Pride.
Up-and-coming, edgy country artist Christina Taylor opened the show at Analog with a full-band backed with vocals by Australian country artist Sherrié Austin. Kissel followed with an energetic yet humble performance, often stopping in-between tunes to explain the stories behind the songs and to thank his writers and co-writers, many of whom were in the audience. Among the songs performed were the tour title hit We Were That Song and recently gold certified Cool With That. It’s no wonder Brett Kissel is often referred to as the “Garth Brooks of Canada” by the way he knows how to engage and crowd and maintain their attention.
Kissel’s latest album “We Were That Song” and the final dates to his current tour can be found on his website brettkissel.com.
Written by Josie Bisto for Country Music Pride