Brandon Maddox Holiday Q&A and Original Christmas Song

Turquoise-WallIn the past few days I have gotten the chance to talk to Brandon Maddox, a singer/songwritter from Nashville, TN. It started with one of his fans tweeting me asking me to watch his music video for “Picture Perfect”. It took a few days and a couple other fans tweeting me to watch the video but as soon as I did, I tried to get in contact with him. The video was great and his voice is one-of-a-kind. Plus, he’s ridiculously good looking but that’s beside the point. This guy is talented and passionate about his music. What more can you ask for?

Here is the tweet I was sent about his video from @Bmaddoxmusic, and @CrazyCountry3 – “@LeticiaMarieW – Please watch the “PICTURE PERFECT Video by the incredible rising country artist @Bmadmusichttp://youtu.be/UU0uSkzyMQk 

Check him out as soon as you can! I should have looked him up when I first got the message.

By-TruckHere is a little bit about Brandon and what he’s accomplished so far.

From sharing the stage with CMA nominee and superstar Brett Eldredge to acclaimed performances at clubs and festivals across the nation, having an original song featured in the Michael Ealy film Unconditional, to appearing on TV and radio shows, triple threat artist/singer/songwriter, Brandon Maddox, has quickly established himself as one of country music’s rising stars.

On the verge of breaking out nationally with his new recording The Bigger The Wheels, The Better The Man, the single has been selected as “The Monster Truck Song of 2014” and, Brandon, named the “2014 Lucas Oil Monster Truck Artist of the Year.” With Monster Truck, he has performed arenas in front of five to ten thousand people and been featured at their 4 Wheel Jamboree events.

As Monster Truck’s Artist, Brandon has been featured on TV and radio shows across the country including Fox TV’s Good Day Chicago, NBC’s WRCB TV 3/Chattanooga, KARK 4/Little Rock & WMTV15/ Madison, WCRX/Chicago, WTHI/Terra Haute and KKYY 101.3 Country/ Sioux City.

His debut EP Weightless (produced by Doug Sisemore of Reba Mcentire’s band) generated radio action including US101 Chattanooga and CMG Radio Network, WCRX, Opus Country Music Radio Network, KMSC, and many more.

His celebrated live performances have earned him very loyal fans and have included memorable shows with one of Country Music’s hottest performers CMA Nominee, Brett Eldredge (the #1 gold record “Don’t Ya”.) He was a featured performer at Nashville Center Stage during CMA Fest, Shawnee Riverfest, World Café Live in Philadelphia, and many other major country venues and festivals across America. Keep your eyes and ears on this prolific, young triple threat Singer/Songwriter/Musician.

He may be based out of Nashville but he is sponsored by a guitar company called Backporch Guitars, a company right here in Sacramento, CA.

Listen to his Original Holiday song “Simple Christmas With You” here:

Q and A:

What is your favorite holiday song?

My favorite holiday song would have to be “Mary, Did You Know” because of it being the first Christmas song in a long time to change way people think about the whole Christ side of Christmas. Being that I’m a Christian in what has become a very politically correct landscape where it’s taboo to mention the true meaning of Christmas, I tend to celebrate that side as if it were the 1950s and you could still shout “Merry Christmas” to someone you pass on the street (or really up until the last twenty years if you get right down to it!)

What is your favorite food on the holidays?

Favorite Food would be all of it! haha. I like turkey, dressing, carrot sufflet, and just about any vegetable as well as the desserts! There’s nothing I would change about the food served during the holidays.

What are your holidays traditions and have they altered since you’ve gotten older?

Our family’s holiday traditions used to be exchanging gifts after the meal and turning on some Christmas Music in the background, however, in the past few years, because my cousins and I have all grown up, my parents and relatives have made the holidays more of a time to get together, fellowship, and eat.

What is your favorite gift to receive?

My favorite gifts to receive are the ones that I didn’t expect to get, but which are very practical and ones I would need for living life. Sometimes, since I’m a full time Singer/Songwriter in the business (no day job) things get “tight” and gifts at Christmas whether monetary or not, tend to be the very things to help stretch a tight budget and get me by on those “rainy days” if you know what I mean.

What is your favorite gift to give?

My favorite gift to give is one that creates the most reaction of happiness and enthusiasm from the person I gave that gift to.

How sweet is he?! Check him out on his websiteFacebook, and Twitter! Find his music on iTunes here.

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LoCash – What Time Is It?

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Lauren Alaina – My Growing Up Christmas List

Lennon and Maisy Stella – Christmas Coming Home

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Joey and Rory – It’s Christmas Time

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Connie Britton and Will Chase – Baby It’s Cold Outside

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Thompson Square – Christmas in Dixie