Brad Cole is a modern contemporary country music singer songwriter & performer from Sydney, Australia. Cole presents a dynamic array of well crafted and melodically driven contemporary country pop/rock music that's been gaining an incredible amount of attention amongst a broad demographic of music lovers who are discovering and engaging in his music.
Debut Australian Single:
Based on the official Australian Top 30 country music radio charts published by The Music Network (TMN), Cole's debut single 'Hits Me Like Lightning' became an instant hit and reached #2 around Australia where it held this spot for 11 weeks.
Follow Up Single:
Cole's self penned release 'Come Home' debuted in its first week smashing through the radio charts in at #2 on The Music Network National Top 30 Australian country radio charts and stayed there for another 8 weeks behind Taylor Swift and her world wide smash hit 'Love Story'. Come Home also crossed over into adult contemporary radio charts with The Music Network publishing that Come Home was the 3rd most added song on all Australian Radio alongside the world's best pop songs.
Popularity on Australian Country Music Radio
In 2010 Cole is announced as an Australian Finalist at the prestigious APRA Songwriter Awards for 'Most Played Country Work on Australian Radio and TV' with his single 'Come Home'. Based on radio data logs and playlists, Australia's performing right association (APRA) combined with The Music Network (TMN) reported Brad Cole as being the 'most played country music artist in Australia on Australian radio during the period of his single releases!
Cole is acknowledged by many in the Australian music industry as one of Australia’s most exciting and engaging male country music singer songwriter / performers with Sydney's leading breakfast radio announcer Alan Jones claiming that Brad Cole has 'One of the best male voices in the Australian country music industry" with similar sentiments shared by former Super Radio Network breakfast radio announcer Grant Goldman who quoted live on air that: 'Cole is one of the most requested artists by listeners on The Super Radio Network". Greg Parkinson music director of Grant Broadcasters (Now KIX Country) says : "Brad Cole and his music is highly regarded across our network by our listeners with his slick brand of contemporary country music".
Cole has performed on Australian TV on the Kerri-Anne Kennerley show and Getaway, and has also performed his original material at a 'Dancing With The Stars' featured event. In 2014 Cole was voted as an ASA winner - 'Australian Song of the year' with his co-written ballad 'My Outback Heartland' which he performed live at the event
Cole's definitive style of contemporary country pop/rock is being recognised by his peers. At an annual music industry awards event held at the Sydney Opera House, legendary Australian performer Kamahl presented Cole with a special Music Industry Award for 'Outstanding Works', complimenting Cole's growing popularity both within the music industry and amongst fans. Cole has also performed in Nashville and Canada showcasing his music.
Dancing With The Stars - cast and crew.