Brenda Best

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Brenda Best
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Background information
Birth nameBrenda Marie Best
Also known asBB
BornCampbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1994–present
LabelsSultry Symon Music
Websitebrendabest.net
 
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Brenda Best
BB Wiki 2.jpg
Background information
Birth nameBrenda Marie Best
Also known asBB
BornCampbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar
Years active1994–present
LabelsSultry Symon Music
Websitebrendabest.net

Brenda Best is a Nashville based singer, songwriter, entertainer; She is an ASCAP award winning songwriter 2011 as well as a four-times NIMA winner (Nashville Independent Music Awards) 2012-2013. She is an active member of The Country Music Association (CMA) and The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and a voting member of The Grammys (NARAS).

Early life[edit]

Brenda Best is a Canadian born singer, songwriter, musician and actress. Her 2011 cd Facebook Friend is Nashville Independent Music Award's 2012 "Album of The Year" - www.nimadigital.com. At the age of 10, Brenda was hired to sing as a guest with a local French country music recording artist Fernand Parent being part of his stage shows. In her teen years, she was lead singer for her family band. Throughout the years and moving miles away from Campbellton, Brenda never stopped playing music with cover bands or performing in contests or charity events such as The Chorus for Critters, a fundraiser for The Winnipeg Humane Society winning 1st place in 1992. In 1994, her creative interests also led Brenda to graduate from Sheffield School of Design with a Certificate in Interior Design.

Music career[edit]

Since 1994 Brenda Best has been calling the United States her home. Her first single "Living on Virginia Time" was recorded in Nashville in 1996. In 1999, she recorded an EP and co-wrote I Don't Wanna Think About It with R. Treat and signed a single song contract to Riceland Publishing Inc.(BMI). The song debuted on Live Radio WSM 650 Midnight Jamboree by Country Music Artist Bobby G. Rice on The Legend CD. Other co-writes receiving attention were Modern Day Moses and Can You Promise with L. R. Peterson. Performances in Nashville at The Bluebird Cafe, The Exit-In, Tootsies, The Nashville Palace, The Ernest Tubb Record Shop (Midnite Jamboree), and The Nashville Nightlife.

In 2002, An article about her near-death experience was written in The Tennessean by H. Piorrot (Opinion Columnist) Nashville's daily newspaper, entitled "Nashville's Best finds life, and a career as a singer after near-death." It gives some insight into her 1994 & 1995 struggles with Ulcerative Colitis and the emergency surgery that lead to multiple health issues until 1996. Despite all of this, she persevered with a career in music.

2003- Auditioned and was one of the final 33 contestants on "The Nashville Star" a reality talent show on USA Network TV.

2009- WOMAN (from the 2009 CD of the same name) reached No. 3 on the European Country Music Charts. In the United States, on the Roots True Country Top 50 chart (http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=home), W-O-M-A-N reached # 17 in November 2009.

2010- Best was nominated for entry into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame (http://www.nbcmhf.com/). The honorees will be announced in fall of 2011.

2011- Released an eleven-song CD titled Facebook Friend .

2012- A song she penned for a 50th Anniversary titled "Golden Years" received an ASCAP Plus Award.

2012 -Radio Release in The U.S. Amen Facebook Friend was released to radio in the US.

2012 - NIMA (Nashville Independent Music Awards) presented Best with 3 Country Music Awards: 1) Best Country Performer - Female, 2) Best Live Country Performer, and 3) Album of The Year "Facebook Friend". She is the first Country Music Artist to receive "Album of The Year" at the 6th Annual NIMA ceremony.

2013 - NIMA (7th Nashville Independent Music Awards) winner of "Best Live Country Performer (female).

2013 - Released a Christmas song "Checking Up on Your Behavior" to Christian Radio stations.

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Discography[edit]

EP's[edit]

  1. Still Living On Virginia Time
  2. Away From You
  1. An Ordinary Woman
  2. Language Of Love
  3. Away From You

Albums[edit]

  1. Can You Promise (Music Video released in 2003)
  2. Modern Day Moses
  3. Eminent Domain
  4. Golden Years (2011 ASCAP Award Winner)
  5. Not Looking Back
  6. Away From You
  7. Ordinary Woman
  8. Language of Love
  1. Woman
  2. Closer
  3. I Can Live With That
  4. Better Days to Cry
  5. Shape Up Heart
  6. Just Existing
  7. Locked and Loaded
  8. Romantical Revival
  9. The Story of My Life
  1. Summer
  2. Amen Facebook Friend
  3. Strength In Numbers
  4. A New Me
  5. Unnecessary Obligations
  6. One Yesterday With You
  7. Call It A Night
  8. Standing Barefoot Before God
  9. Wayward Heart
  10. Je Suis Dans Ton Lit
  11. Benefit of The Doubt

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