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Brinley Addington

About Brinley Addington

Nashville, TN

Born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, Brinley Addington’s passion for Country music began well before the small town singer can even remember. At age three, Brinley began climbing on top of his parent’s coffee table pretending he was performing on the historic Grand Ole Opry. Brinley was influenced early on by the hymns he heard on Sunday morning and the traditional country voices of Randy Travis, Vince Gill, and Alan Jackson. As time went by, Brinley gained inspiration from modern country artists like Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw as well as his parents’ love of bluegrass music and artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, and Alison Krauss. In the fourth grade, Brinley’s music teacher encouraged a reluctant little boy to enter the school talent show where he performed in front of a crowd for the very first time. At age 12, Brinley began singing at the Church he had attended since childhood and where he realized, what he feels to be, God's plan for his life: making music. At age 15, Brinley was exposed to the music of singer/songwriters like James Taylor and Jim Croce and was inspired to learn what it took to start writing his own songs. Brinley’s greatest musical influence came in 2005 in the form of Josh Turner’s “Your Man” album. Turner’s blend of soulful, traditional country music, bluegrass, and faith-based subject matter became the blueprint for what Brinley wanted to accomplish with his music. By the time he finished high school, Brinley had recorded seven CDs in both the Country and Christian genre. Since 2007, Brinley has had the honor of opening shows for several major artists such as Jack Ingram, Marty Stuart, James Otto, John Michael Montgomery, Gavin DeGraw, and Relient K, has performed in such venues as Nashville's historic Bluebird Cafe, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, New York's legendary Tavern on the Green, and several festivals including Kingsport's Twilight Alive Concert Series, Johnson City's Independence Day Fireworks Celebration, Clinch Mountain Music Fest, The Appalachia Coal & Railroad Festival, Fun Fest Mardi Gras, The Crazy 8's Road Race, and Fun Fest's Friday Night Live Concert. In the summer of 2008, Brinley released his first music video to accompany the song “Why I Never Will,” from his first release of all original material, “All Over Town.” Brinley is currently developing his performing and songwriting skills in Nashville as he strives to write and record country music that honors the traditions established by his musical heroes and the values he was raised to uphold.


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