Published Apr 07, 2018Paul Brandt is a Canadian country artist, humanitarian and a Western Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. The title to his EP The Journey YYC: Vol 1, evolves from "YYC BNA" and "The Journey." Brandt assumes location identifiers to ponder over his travels from his hometown of Calgary to Nashville, the capital of country music, on "YYC BNA." The ballad makes room for an organ and pedal steel guitar, which actualizes his Nashville inspiration. "The Journey" references lyrics from John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" with a pop country mood, tone and presence that complements Keith Urban's "Wasted Time."
The pop-country dance track "All About Her," written by Brandt and co-writers Seth Mosley and Ben Stennis, glorifies their wives as muses. Brandt clarifies his Canadian identity on "Thank You, Thank You" with courteous gratitude as he demonstrates his good nature by thanking his fans. The tune captures a snare drum and a cowboy western vibe. The Journey YYC: Vol 1 is a lyrical Canadian treasure that will become a country classic for decades to come. (Warner)