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Dean Brody Cements International Success with Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award

DeanBrodyCMA182A6201-hr--Current CCMA Fan’s Choice, 16-time CCMA Award winner and two-time Juno Award winning artist Dean Brody has firmly cemented himself on a global scale, taking home the The Jeff Walker Global Artist Award presented by the U.S.-based Country Music Assocation (CMA), following his main stage performance at CMC Rocks in Australia this past weekend, where other headline acts included Luke Bryan and Kelsea Ballerini.

The Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a country music artist signed outside of the United States. The artist must have furthered the popularity of country music as well as brought attention to the country music format in their foreign-based territory. Dean Brody was surprised with the recognition backstage during CMC Rocks QLD festival on Saturday, March 17 in Australia.

Recently Brody hit the number one spot on the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Canadian Country Airplay Charts with his current single, “8th Day.” The song picked up 1,531 detects for the week, setting a new record for the most detects of a song in a chart week on the Nielsen BDS Country airplay chart, and surpassing Brett Young’s 1,512 detects for “In Case You Didn’t Know” in June 2017. The single also received 1,347 spins this week and was the highest single week spin total for a Canadian Country artist in the Mediabase era. Recently, two other singles from Brody’s sixth studio album, “Time” and “Beautiful Freakshow” were officially certified gold in Canada.

Following the success of his Juno-nominated album, Beautiful Freakshow, Brody will perform his second headline show at Budweiser Stage on Friday, August 17th in Toronto. Brody is currently working on new material in Nashville, set for release in spring 2018.

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Mike Raine is the Senior editor of Canadian Musician.