Hailing from Randalstown, Co. Antrim, in Northern Ireland. Johnny has been involved in the music industry for almost 20 years, serving his time and learning the tricks of the trade he has had the honor of working with a host of top musicians and performers and featured as front man in some very successful touring shows and acts. Having performed in every major venue in Ireland he is ever the professional.
Country Music was always at the forefront of Johnny’s life with strong connections from a young age. With influences ranging from great American singers like Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Randy Travis and Ricky Skaggs right through to great Irish Country singers like Philomena Begley and Brian Coll.
Of course with a family connection with the mighty Castleblaney legend Big Tom and having spent many happy occasions around Big Tom’s home as a boy it was destiny that Johnny should end up on the County Music scene in Ireland. In later years Johnny went on to enjoy many nights at the then famous “Old Log Cabin” where endless Country songs were performed. With Castleblaney being the Country Music Centre of Ireland in the 1980s/’90s, this early, up-close introduction to the Country scene was a revelation for Johnny. Enjoying life on the road with his 5-piece band, Johnny loves nothing more than meeting all the Country fans around Ireland and is excited for the summer season, which is fast approaching.
With a string of hits under his belt and a few years on the road with his band Johnny had huge success with his last album ‘Dance with me’ released in November, destined for the top both himself and his background team watched in amazement and delight as it went straight to number one on the iTunes chart with fans hurrying to get their copy ahead of Taylor Swift, The Best of Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. Featured on the Album are popular songs from Johnny such as ‘Down by the River’, ‘Have We Reached the Bottom Yet’, ‘I Want Crazy and self penned “A Gift From Above .’ This was just the start for him with Johnny’s latest video of the popular Ed Sheerin hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ taking social media by storm following the appearance of himself and his daughter showing their strong bond teamed with fantastic vocals it showed a versatile side to the country singer
With an action packed year planned for this year and plans in place for yet another studio album, a live dvd and live album he will also be performing at a lot of the top festivals over the summer months along with his first concert tour in the autumn. 2015 is set to be Johnny’s year. For anyone that has been to the Johnny Brady show before they will agree that it is a show like no other, high in energy, with all those country favorites mixed in with the warm personality of Johnny and a few self penned songs and of course a full dance floor from the strike of the first chord so don’t miss your chance to see him live when he appears at a venue near you soon.
Johnny is now in the elite group of top touring Irish country artists, he is noted for not only being one of the most energetic performers on the road but also having one of the best dance bands as well. He has collected numerous awards then most recent been ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR received in Clonmel at the Tipp FM radio awards sold out concert Johnny has well and truly cemented himself within the country music scene.