Amanda Norman Sell
Bill Scull, Jr.
Bobby K Kingston
In early 1999, Brandi and her mother
made the move to Nashville to try and further her singing career. Prior to moving to
Nashville, Brandi spent three years under the direction of vocal instructor, Jeannie
Bryant and the last year working side by side with Michalene Leonhardt, and they have both
been a major asset to Brandi's music career. She is currently working with award winning
singer, songwriter Judy Rodman. At 16, Brandi competed at the Tennessee Country Music
Association, in Gatlinburg, TN where she won 1st place "Rising Entertainer of the
Year". Since arriving in Nashville, Brandi has performed at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge,
Nashville Palace, and Roberts Western World.
16 year old Brandi Ward's first album has been staying
on the European charts steadily for some time now. There are so many different names for
the styles of country music these days that I can't seem to keep up with what's what, but
I would have to say Brandi fits within the new breed of young country artists with a pop
flavor that has a bit of a Texas Twang.
My favorite song on Brandi's debut album is the title
track, "Window to My Soul" written by Rhonda Stegent and Loreli Mulla. On the
upswing my choice is "It's Time You Met My Mother" written by Judy Rodman and
Greg Huclik. Judy has contributed her songwriting talents to many of the 13 songs on this
album as well as being Brandi's vocal coach.
Also to her credit, Brandi is very involved in child
protection. She is taking a stand against drugs and abuse and is singing out for the
disabled and less fortunate, doing benefit concerts to help others. Brandi is a fine role
model for her peers and someone to be respected by all for her contributions and caring
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