Susie Brown is a multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter, and performer. She grew up in the mountain west and was playing in Bluegrass and Country bands at about the same time she started playing the fiddle at the age of four. She says that she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t “pickin’, pluckin’, or strumming.’ She plays the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, upright bass, ukulele, and accordion.
In the early part of her childhood, she and her family spent most Friday nights playing bluegrass with various bands including the family band – “The Charlie Brown Family Band” – inspired by her mother who passed away when Susie was 16 years old after losing her courageous battle with cancer. Susie attributes her passion for music and musical success to her mother who was the driving force behind her musical talents. She recalls, “My mother would wake me up before school to practice with me, and take me to countless hours of lessons after school. She always sacrificed her own needs for mine. This was our dream. She is truly an inspiration to me and I hope to be half the mother she was to me.”
Susie got her start in Nashville, Tennessee, as a musician touring with Shannon Brown and Trisha Yearwood and a few short years later signed with Warner Music Nashville as the lead singer of the American Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Television (CMT) Nominated Country Duo the JaneDear Girls. She co-wrote seven songs on the JaneDear Girls’ album including the duo’s Top 15 hit song “Wildflower” which sold as many as 30,000 copies a week on iTunes and was also a #1 music video on Great American Country (GAC). As the lead singer of Reprise Records’ female duo, the JaneDear Girls, she acquired an ACM nomination for Top Vocal Duo of the Year, and Top New Vocal Duo or group, CMT nomination for Duo Video of the Year, and ACA nomination for the single by a new artist – “Wildflower.” Her songs have been featured in the Nick Jonas Quaker Chewy Superstar contest, hit TV series The Voice, Desperate Housewives, GCB, Hart of Dixie, The Singing Bee, and Chase, and have been heard in many countries throughout the world.
She has traveled all over the United States and has garnered accolades beyond the wildest dreams of most musicians. She has performed with top-name artists such as Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, and Rascal Flatts. She performed live on Jimmy Kimmel and the CMT Music Awards. She has also performed at the Grand Ole Opry, CMA Fest, CMT Awards, appearing with Big & Rich in ESPN’s College Gameday commercial (reaching 10’s of millions). She also played the fiddle and guitar and sang background vocals for Trisha Yearwood’s summer tour. She says, “I’ve always loved touring and feeling the comradery of other musicians and artist as well as bonding with country music fans. I love the universal language of music and how it brings people together and I realized a long time ago that as a performer it’s all about the songs and creating the perfect experience for the audience. It’s not about me, it’s about the listener.”
Susie Brown is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of the artists who have influenced her music include Dolly Parton, Betty Page, Shania Twain, the Judds, Alabama, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Dwight Yoakam, and the Dixie Chicks.
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