Country music superstar Brett Kissel has earned a #1 single with “Drink About Me.” Featured on Brett’s new album “Now Or Never,” “Drink About Me” was the most played song this past week on Canada’s Nielsen BDS and Mediabase country radio charts.
“Drink About Me” (download/stream) is the second song of Brett’s career to hit #1 at Canadian country radio (following “Airwaves” in 2015), and his 14th top 10 single.
“When I got my first guitar, I would sit on the little counter opposite our island in the kitchen, and listen to the radio. I would figure out how to play the chords of the Alan Jackson songs. Or George Strait songs. And I would tell anyone who listened, ‘I’m going to be on the radio one day!’ says Brett. “‘Drink About Me’ is a memory song, disguised as a drinking song, and I’m over the moon that it is resonating so strongly with country music fans.”
The pride of Flat Lake, Alberta, made his U.S. debut in the fall with “Drink About Me.” The song was released in tandem with a music video that features Bachelor Nation fan favourites Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick and shot at HGTV’s Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s Caerula Mar Club in the Bahamas (view here). The video premiered on Entertainment Tonight and garnered attention from PEOPLE Magazine, OK! Magazine, E! News, Access Hollywood and US Weekly, while receiving significant airplay on CMT Music.
The momentum stateside continued with the release of the album. Brett sat down with Kelleigh Bannen this month in Nashville for an interview with “Today’s Country” on Apple Music’s Beats 1 (listen). The Boot named Brett one of their Artists to Watch in 2020, writing, “already beloved in his home country of Canada, Brett Kissel is poised to take his place in the U.S. mainstream.” On top of that, last week, Brett performed at The Ryman on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage for the 11th time.
Last week, “Drink About Me” was included on Rolling Stone’s Trending 25 – the fastest-rising songs of the week in America – in the #4 position.
Brett Kissel is constantly exploring new ideas, while never forgetting what he does best. It’s an approach that has propelled him to the top of Canadian country music, with two Gold-certified albums, seven Gold singles and 14 top-10 radio hits to his credit. 2019 was his biggest year yet, winning the JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year and earning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Fans’ Choice Award, following a record-breaking 112-date tour that reached every single province and territory. The Canadian Press crowned him “The New King of Canadian Country.”
Although some artists might see these accomplishments as a cue to hit cruise control, for this proud husband and father of three, it’s only added fuel to his fire to give his audience more, and to expand his musical vision. That’s precisely what he’s done on Now Or Never.