Of Metis heritage, Grand Prairie Alberta’s Brad Sims call to immerse himself in all things country occurred when attending an annual Bud Country Fever Music Festival. After sneaking backstage to gain main stage access to watch the performers, Brad’s realization of one day doing exactly the same thing resonated; he was 10 years old.
Fast forward and a short 8 years later,
Brad’s musical journey commenced with a band called Nowhere Road. Competing in
various and well known vocal competitions had Brad take center stage and be
awarded the winning position for Duke’s Entertainer of the Year (2010), the
Alberta/BC Talent Contest (2013) as well as garnering an impressive third place
win in The Next Nashville North Star, at the Calgary Stampede (2014).
Inspired by musical influences
including Marty Stuart, George Strait, Mark Chesnutt, Dwight Yoakum, George
Jones, and Canadian country trailblazers, Terri Clark, George Canyon, Dean
Brody and Bobby Wills to name a few, also ignite Brad, whose songwriting
process begins with creating the melody, followed by the lyrics. His first
single, “She’d Look Good on Me” is in rotation at Canadian country radio,
supported by a visually compelling video and available through iTunes.
Having performed on rodeo stages
including the Fairview Amateur Rodeo, corporate events such as the Encana
Stampede Barbecue and festivals such as the Grande Prairie Stompede, Brad is
never too busy to host charitable events for his local Metis Association to
assist an elder’s shelter for the homeless, as well as a youth program to feed
and educate children. His generous heart was celebrated in Brad receiving his
ceremonial sash from the Metis Association of Alberta (Local 1990, December