Über Dean Brody
Dean Brody grew up at the edge of the Canadian Rockies in Jaffray, British Columbia, where he spent much of his youth fishing and hunting. He picked up a guitar in his teens and played when he could, but after taking a job at a sawmill at the age of 16, Brody didn't find much spare time for music. So, in 2004, he packed up and moved to Nashville, where he eventually got a job in music publishing. After two years, neither Brody's contract nor his green card were renewed, so he packed his family back up and moved home. Out of a job and with a family to support, Brody decided to forgo music and get a job in the mines. He called up producer Matt Rovey to tell him the news, but Rovey had news of his own: Keith Stegall of Broken Bow wanted to sign him. Brody and his family immediately headed back to Nashville. In early 2009, he released the heart-wrenching single, "Brothers," which charted in both the U.S. and Canada. His self-titled debut subsequently released in April 2009.