Who is this Brian Grilli guy?
Don't call him a throwback! Brian blends traditional country and americana music with southern rock and rock 'n' roll to bring you a new but familiar sound. His music has all the flavorings of The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Waylon Jennings to Blackberry Smoke, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones!
His successful debut “Damn Good Day” got the Independent and National music scene to take notice. The title track and first single climbed fast on the charts reaching #1 on Indieworld. He has written songs for "Sons of Anarchy" and the Award Winning Independent Documentary "Until It Hurts”. His new single “Get Out Of This Life” is currently being added and played on many Radio Stations.
Signed to Spectra Music Group, his newest album "Deep South Symphony" is gaining substantial radio airplay and media attention as it hit #17 on Billboard's Top Americana/Folk Albums, #11 on Billboard's Top Country Album Sales, #9 on Billboard's Top Americana/Folk Album Sales and #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers (National), #8 on Billboard's Independent Album, #22 on Billboard’s Internet Albums, #62 on Billboard's Top Current Albums and #26 on Billboard's Emerging Artists, #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers (South Atlantic), #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers (South Central), #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers (West North Central) and #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers (Mid-Atlantic) Album Charts. Produced and Recorded by Andy Andersson (Fuel) at the legendary Sound Kitchen Studio in Nashville, TN. with a plethora of prominent musicians such as Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Jason Kott (Brent Cobb, Robert Randolph), Eddie "Cowboy" Long (Jamey Johnson, Hank Williams Jr.), Shannon Boone (Fuel), Steve Peffer (Alabama) and others playing on the tracks. Dan Baird (The Georgia Satellites) is featured on two of the tracks. The album has Brian's most mature and personal songs to date.
Brian has toured across the US opening on some of the biggest stages for country stars Blackberry Smoke, David Allen Coe, Brantley Gilbert, Eli Young Band and Stoney LaRue as well as rockers Cheap Trick, Styx, .38 Special and Lucero.
A former United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and an Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran, Brian has made his music a means for him to give back to his community. He is a Veteran Ambassador for the Boot Campaign and is a proud voting member of the Americana Music Association.
Brian is currently touring in support of the new album and gaining fans wherever he goes.
"Damn Good Day" - Rugby Records October 2013
"Deep South Symphony" - Spectra Music Group July 2018
"Deep South Symphony" (Album)
* #17 Billboard’s Top Americana/Folk Albums
* #11 Billboard’s Top Country Album Sales
* #9 Billboard's Top Americana/Folk Album Sales
*#62 Billboard's Top Current Albums
*#22 Billboard's Internet Albums
*#8 Billboard's Independant Album
*#26 Billboard's Emerging Artists
* #2 Billboard's Heatseekers National
* #1 Billboard's Heatseekers South Atlantic
* #1 Billboard's Heatseekers West North Central
* #1 Billboard's Heatseekers South Central
* #2 Billboard's Heatseekers Mid Atlantic
* #16 New Music Weekly
"Damn Good Day" (single)
* #1 IndieWorld
* #1 New Music Weekly
* #19 Music Row
* #6 National Radio Hits Country
* #98 Billboard Indicator
* #9 New Music Weekly
* #36 Music Row
* Highest Chart Position
AWARDS and ACCOLADES
Invited to play Winter NAMM on the Marriot Yamaha Stage - January 2020
Featured Artist on Hampton Roads Show “Friday Live” - 2014, 2018, 2019
Nominated for Video of the Year and Best Country Artist Veer Magazine Awards - 2014, 2015, 2019
Featured in IMC Magazine - May 2016
Featured in Coastal Virginia Magazine - April 2016
Featured Veteran Artist at Sturgis 75th Rally - August 2015
Nominated for Best Song Tribeca Film Festival "Until It Hurts" - April 2015
Nominated for Song of the Year "Crazy" Josie Awards - 2015
Nominated New Music Weekly Male Artist of the Year & Single of the Year "Damn Good Day" - January 2015
Featured Artist CMA Music Row Live - November 2014
Appeared in issue of Guitar Player Magazine - September 2014
Invited & Performed Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night Nashville NAMM - July 2014
MOVIES and TV
"Letter From Am Outlaw" written & recorded for Sons of Anarchy
"Until It Hurts" written and recorded for the Award Winning Documentary "Until It Hurts"
Streamed over 2,000,000 times
Signed to Spectra Records November 2016