N.B. artist Bruin emerging on country music scene

By Matt Kelly
April 19, 2016 - 5:30pm

A North Battleford recording artist is breaking through on the country music scene in his home province and on the other side of the world.

Country artist Bruin is up for three awards at the 27 annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards taking place from April 22 to 24 in Saskatoon.

Bruin is nominated for best emerging artist and male vocalist of the year. His album Dirt Junkie is nominated for album of the year.

"It is quite an honour," said Bruin. "To be nominated for my very first project is a pretty cool and humbling thing."

The awards celebrate the best Saskatchewan country music artists have to offer and Bruin said it's a great feeling to be a part of it.

"For being a new guy right out of the gate to have this kind of success and now to be recognized among other amazing Saskatchewan talents is a pretty awesome thing," he said.

It will be a busy weekend for the artist as he is scheduled to perform at the Songwriter's Cafe Showcase on Friday, April 22. On Saturday he plans to co-present an award during the industry awards ceremony before taking in the country music awards gala that evening.

Not only is Bruin getting noticed by country fans in Saskatchewan, he also has a new fan base down under after touring in Australia back in January.

"The response was amazing. They are huge country fans down there too and so now to be able to bring what Canadian country music sounds like to the folks of Australia, it's (something) they really appreciate," he said.

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