Brad Johner Bio
Brad Johner Press Photo As part of the dynamic duo The Johner Brothers, Brad Johner has been one of Canada’s premiere country artists, entertainers and songwriters. Now as a solo artist, Brad is spring-boarding off the success of his past to launch his much anticipated solo career, with his debut album to be released September 3, 2002.

After twelve years and a shelf full of trophies, The Johner Brothers decided to bring their music career to an end while at the peak of their game, officially disbanding in December 2001. During the 1990s they enjoyed non-stop success on the Canadian Country Hit charts; releasing four albums which yielded over two dozen singles to radio; many of them capturing Top 20 status, easily the best showing for any “brother” act during the most prolific decade in the history of Canadian country music. Brad’s impressive string of hit songs validated his unique song writing talents and established him as one of Canada’s elite songwriters.

Their success led to numerous nominations and awards for Brad and The Johner Brothers in their home province as well as at the national level: garnering several Juno Nominations, over two dozen SCMAs wins, including “Entertainers of the Decade”, and several CCMA nominations, and winning CCMA Duo of the Year win in 1991 and Independent Artist Duo of the Year in 2000.

“Overnight success” is an unbefitting description of Brad. He grew up playing music in his family band in southern Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1980’s. In 1988, Brad and his brother Ken decided to launch out on their own. Backed by one of the most talented bands in Canada, “The Johner Brothers” toured non-stop - Canada, Nashville, the Netherlands, Japan, the Caribbean, and Bosnia - headlining festivals, concerts and corporate events. Endearing listeners and wowing audiences established Brad Johner as a consummate entertainer, and “The Johner Brothers” as one of Canada’s premiere country music acts.

“Brad is a Renaissance musician, a rare commodity these days,” says Louis O’Reilly of O’Reilly International Entertainment Management. “He writes his own songs, records, co-produces, and plays on his own albums. And he’s a superb entertainer as well.”

Brad has always focused his attention on his songs. His numerous hits as a songwriter speak for themselves. “I think a lot of different things influence the sound of my music,” says Brad. “I grew up around country music, listening to Merle Haggard and Don Williams and today listen to Vince Gill and Steve Wariner.”

Perhaps the biggest influence on Brad’s music has been his family. Brad’s life is currently divided between his time in the studio and on the road, and his time with his family - wife Rhea and children Lucas (7), Jesse (6), Quinn (4), and new baby Matthew. Although the music industry is time consuming, Brad keeps his priorities straight and his attention on his family.

Brad’s solo career has been announced to the media and public, and their response has been enthusiastic. The anticipation and interest in Brad’s solo release has been high. The expectation of something exciting, new, and fresh has been the impetus for Brad’s writing, song selection, and production. Come September, these expectations will be surely met and surpassed.