One gets the impression after talking to Country music artist Brandon Hamilton, that the 24-year old likes things fast.
After all, in addition to his blooming career in the Country music world, he is also a licensed professional ‘drag racer,’ licensed under the NHRA in the Super-Comp category. “I love the feeling of being behind the wheel and going 130 mph,” tells Brandon.
With a new 4-song EP, followed by a full-album on the way, it seems that his Country music career is taking off as fast as one of those hot dragsters. Brandon Hamilton was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was attracted to Country music when he was very young. “I grew up listening to Reba, Garth, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill and many others,” remembers Brandon. “I loved the way that Country music told a story with music—there’s nothing else like it.”
Brandon was drawn to performing early and scored rave reviews with his depiction of the Cowardly Lion in a high school production of The Wizard Of Oz. That outstanding performance won the attention of a talent scout who invited Brandon to compete in a major talent competition in Las Vegas, which he won several major categories. “That competition really got things going for me and I had offers from literally a dozen managers,” recalls Brandon.
In 2006, Brandon and his dad re-located to Hollywood, California, which was perfect for his career. It wasn’t long and Brandon scored roles in Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP and Victorious, as well as Discovery Channel’s Unusual Suspects.
Although Brandon has left the door open for roles in TV, film and theatre — his first priority is his Country music career.
In February, 2013 Brandon was introduced to multi-platinum selling producer and songwriter Bryan Todd (Universal Music Publishing) and the two started writing and recording.
In 2014, Brandon went on a nationwide tour visiting Country radio stations. “Getting to meet and sing in front of my fans at the different radio stations was an amazing experience.” Brandon states. Brandon is currently working with hit songwriters and is working on new music with his 4-song EP to be released early 2016.
In between all of the writing, recording, entertaining and touring, Brandon graduated from California State University Northridge (CSUN), in the Spring of 2015 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies. Brandon was also a Music/Drama Teacher at a private school in Los Angeles.
“I think that a teacher is one of the most important jobs in the world,” says Brandon. “Seeing that face light up with knowledge is as exciting as scoring the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.”
Brandon’s road to Country music stardom is on the fast track and he’s ready for his music to be heard.