Brandon Jenkins (singer/songwriter)

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Musical artist

Brandon Jenkins is an American country musician and singer-songwriter, with a baritone voice [1] from Tulsa Oklahoma who moved from Austin, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee in 2016. He is nicknamed the "Red Dirt Legend" from an article with a festival review on the Texas Outside website.[2] His album “Brothers of the Dirt,” is a collaboration of some of the biggest names on the Red Dirt and Texas country scenes, like Cross Canadian Ragweed front man Cody Canada, Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland and Randy Rogers.[3] It's his first release on the independent label E1 Entertainment/Red Dirt Music Co.[4] He has shared the stage with, amongst others, Willie Nelson, The Mavericks and Kevin Welch.[5]

History

Fellow Red Dirt artists Bleu Edmondson (“Finger On The Trigger”) and Stoney LaRue (“Down In Flames”, "Feet Don't Touch The Ground") have recorded and performed songs written by Brandon Jenkins, including The Red Dirt Album KKCN noted "Feet Don’t Touch The Ground" as the 2nd best song of Stoney LaRue.[6]

In addition to writing hits for several of his "brothers of the dirt", Brandon Jenkins has placed songs at the top of the Texas Music Radio Charts on labels and as an independent artist.

Jenkins cites the influence of the "Tulsa Sound" of J. J. Cale and Leon Russell on his songs[7] and has said that the songwriting gives him the most satisfaction.[8]

The song "My Feet Don't Touch The Ground" was featured on Peter Anderson's "Country West of Nashville" album, which led to an Emerging Artists in Music Award. Jenkins held the 8th position on the list of "The 50 Best Red Dirt Texas Country Songs" of the Dallas Observer.[9]

He plays around 150 shows a year and has shared the stage with (amongst others) Sunny Sweeney, Zane Williams, Cory Morrow, Deana Carter and Pat Green.[10]

Discography

Albums

Title Album details
Faded
  • Release date: April 13, 1996
  • Label: Red Dirt Legend Recordings
The Ghost Of Jesse James
  • Release date: August 8, 1999
  • Label: Red Dirt Legend Recordings
Live at the Blue Door
  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: Red Dirt Legend Recordings
Unmended
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Red Dirt Legend Recordings
Down In Flames
  • Release date: April 5, 2005
  • Label: Thirty Tigers
VII
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: Smith Entertainment
Faster Than A Stone
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Smith Entertainment
Tough Times Don't Last
  • Release date: July, 2008
  • Label: Smith Entertainment
Brothers Of The Dirt
  • Release date: 2009
  • Label: E1 Music
Under The Sun
  • Release date: 2011
  • Label: Smith Entertainment
I Stand Alone
  • Release date: May, 2014
  • Label: Red River Entertainment
Blue Bandana
  • Release date: February 16, 2015
  • Label: Red Dirt Legend Recordings
Brandon Jenkins @ Radio Recorders
  • Release date: June 22, 2015
  • Label: Explosive Records
Glass House Sessions
  • Release date: August 12, 2015
  • Label: Red Dirt Legend Recordings
The Flag
  • Release date: April 5, 2016
  • Label: Red Dirt Legend Recordings

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