Rising country star back for return engagement

Brent Kissel making his second trip to Penticton in as many months

  • Oct. 10, 2013 7:00 a.m.
Brent Kissel is opening for Loretta Lynn on Oct. 22 in Penticton.

Brent Kissel is opening for Loretta Lynn on Oct. 22 in Penticton.

Rising Canadian country singer Brett Kissel is coming to Penticton for a return engagement.

After a successful performance opening for Dwight Yoakam at the South Okanagan Events Centre last month, Kissel will be opening for Loretta Lynn on her 50th Anniversary Tour on Oct. 22.

Together, Lynn and Kissel promise a night of legendary and contemporary country music. Like Lynn, Kissel’s career Started With A Song.

The hit song has scored Kissel his first No. 1 at CMT. The Started With A Song music video, which premiered on the station this summer, now sits atop the CMT Top 20 Countdown. Adding to the success of the song, it remains one of the most played Canadian tracks on country radio. On Oct. 1, Kissel’s major label debut album Started With A Song was released with praise and momentum.

“I write music that’s true to myself, about experiences that I’ve had in my young age,” Kissel said.

“And, it’s my hope that the fans and all the people listening are either touched by it or can escape wherever they need to escape from for three-and-a-half minutes. I’ve been working on these songs for three years, and cannot wait to begin making new fans by playing around the world.”

Co-produced by Kissel with Ted Hewitt (Rodney Atkins) and CCMA Award-winner Bart McKay, Started With A Song is an exhilarating collection of music that can be best described as the new wave of old country: each song a slice of real-life sentiment; emotional touchstones that run the gamut of highs and lows and explore such subjects as deep love, trying moments and poignant reflection, measured out by hell-raising good times and a sense that something special is happening here.

Listening to the rousingly playful title track, the invigoratingly catchy 321 and the modern country gem Something You Just Don’t Forget, it is no wonder why Bob Doyle, the manager behind Garth Brooks and The Band Perry, proceeded to sign Brett to a co-management and publishing deal upon meeting him in Nashville.

Tickets for Loretta Lynn 50th Anniversary Tour with special guest Brett Kissel can be purchased at www.ValleyFirstTix.com by telephone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and Wine Country Visitor Centre.


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