Hall of Fame Inductees
We are proud of all Hall of Fame Inductees and their contribution to Canadian country music. Click on the Inductee name for more information.
- Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017
- Birth: July 21, 1972, Calgary, AB
Paul Brandt has garnered the accolade of most played Canadian country artist in the history of country radio (Nielsen/BDS). According to Nielsen, of the top 25 Canadian country songs, six were released by Brandt, and his song “My Heart Has A History” is the most played Canadian country song since the chart began. His 1996 debut RIAA certified Gold album Calm Before the Storm has sold more than one million albums internationally, propelled by the #1 single and wedding classic “I Do”. Stateside, his #5 and #1 charting songs “My Heart Has A History” and “I Do” were the first to chart by a male Canadian country artist since Hank Snow in 1974.
His 11 career albums have spawned hit singles and multiple awards, as well as Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications. In 2015, the Canadian Independent Music Association celebrated Paul reaching Road Gold Status as a top headliner and major box office draw in Canada, and his most recent EP Frontier was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2016 JUNO Awards. The hit single “I’m An Open Road” from that collection was recently certified Gold.
In addition to his musical achievements, Brandt is also the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and numerous other national and regional humanitarian honours. He currently serves as Mount Royal University’s “Storyteller in Residence” at the Bissett School of Business, where he works with students to create business and social enterprise projects.