Coast To Coast Closeup – Brent McAthey


May 26, 2020 at 9:21 am - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza in Whitecourt.

Brent McAthey was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1967. His family owns a 1/4 section south of Water Valley, Alberta and although Brent went to school in Calgary, it was during those weekends and summers at The Ranch that he discovered his country music roots.

His parents claim that Brent was singing before he could talk and it soon seemed that singing and writing songs was all he ever really wanted to do. After graduation from High School, Brent spent some time working at a variety of jobs until he settled at Calgary Co-op where he became the first male cashier in the Calgary Co-op system. It was during this time that Brent would spend a few months each winter in Mexico, writing songs that would later become records.

Brent was also Nominated in 2000 for Brest Country Artist, Best Producer, and ‘I Don’t Live Easily’ was nominated for Single, Song and Video of the Year. “Hard Rockabilly Cafe” was also nominated for best song. Brent’s Believe in Me Multimadia CD was nominated for Best Album and Best Album Graphics.

Brent McAthey continues to deliver a quality live performance whether solo or with his four seven piece back up band. Brent has appeared across Canada, into the United States, Europe, Mexico and the former Soviet Union.

For more than 3/4 of this life, Brent has been focused on spending his winters in the Mexican sun. He was just a boy when he first experienced Mexico – and has been nurturing his love of all things tropical ever since. He’s released – his fourth Mexican flavoured CD – “Runnin on Fumes – My Mexico Collection” wich follows his three previous CD releases: “I Can Go As Far As Mexico”, “Blame it on Mexico” and Smooth Sailin’ ” – a collection of personal favorites written over the years.

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