Rising country artist Brandon Lay wrapped up an impressive 2018, making it a year of many firsts for the newcomer. Over the Summer, Brandon joined Kenny Chesney on his Trip Around The Sun stadium tour, garnering impressive remarks from critics for his energetic live show and his songwriting. The official recap video from the 19 stadium dates can be seen HERE.
This Fall, Brandon and his wife welcomed their son Ryder Knox Lay two days before Lay made his Grand Ole Opry debut. To make the evening even more memorable, Brandon left the Opry stage that night and headed to the hospital to bring home his new family. Capping off the year and celebrating their first holidays together, he released a cover of “Tennessee Christmas”, which was recorded with wife Nicole and their newborn son.
Kicking off the new year, Brandon was named a 2019 Artist to Watch by The Tennessean, PopCulture.com, The Boot, and Country Music Tattle Tale. The news follows the end-of-year announcement that Brandon was tapped to be part of the Vevo DSCVR Class of 2019, the only country music artist represented in the class, and CMT’s Listen Up Artists of 2019. Brandon’s single “Yada Yada Yada” is currently No. 37 and climbing the country radio charts. Brandon is in the studio writing and recording for his debut album.