Singer/songwriter/artist Brady Seals has a pedigree for success. You could say that music is “in his blood,” as he is related to numerous industry heavyweights including Jimmy Seals (Seals & Crofts), Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley) and country songwriters Troy Seals (Songwriting Hall of Fame Member) and Chuck Seals. Over the course of his career, Brady Seals has sold over 11 million albums, topped three genres simultaneously, and his songs continue to captivate audiences and attract licenses for TV, radio and film.
A touring musician since the age of 16, Brady Seals is probably best known for his tenure in Little Texas (Warner Brothers). During his six years as keyboardist and co-lead singer for the multi-platinum group, they were voted the ACM’s “Vocal Group of the Year” and received two Grammy nominations. Little Texas celebrated three consecutive number one hits with “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas” and “My Love,” all of which Seals co-wrote, granting him the ASCAP “Triple Play Award.”
In 1996 Seals pursued a solo career, collaborating with the legendary Rodney Crowell to co-produce his Warner Brothers album, The Truth. It features a duet with Wynonna Judd, “Another You, Another Me” that sold over 100,000 singles. A self-titled CD followed in 1998 with guest appearances by Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Timothy B. Schmidt (The Eagles), Bela Fleck and Max Carl (.38 Special). Seals then explored the pop/rock genre from 1999-2001 by engineering, producing and writing the album Thompson Street, collaborating with pop innovator Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish).
In 2002 Seals formed Hot Apple Pie (DreamWorks). Comprised of extraordinary musicians, the music industry dubbed the band “Music City’s Super Group.” Hot Apple Pie’s self-titled debut was released in 2005 featuring country music icon, Willie Nelson. The band quickly made history when they became the highest selling debut country group in the Neilson Soundscan era. Their entry single “Hillbillies Love It In The Hay” went Top 20. The video shot to #1 on VH-1 Country and was among CMT’s “Top 20 Sexiest Videos.”
Seals spent the next two years with Hot Apple Pie playing large venues in North America and Canada. They played the Grand Ole Opry, major festivals such as Summerfest, and opened for country giants Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. Fans clamored for tickets to see and hear their live show as word spread about the amazing musicianship and Seals’ “Jagger-esque” stage appeal. Hot Apple Pie gained the respect of music industry insiders and established acts due to their tight harmonies, agile playing skills and charismatic stage antics.
In 2008 Seals released an independent solo CD called “Playtime” featuring friends, Richard Marx and Stan Lynch (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers) and hit the road again. He spent two years performing in clubs, theatres and other venues across the country.
When 2015 rolled around Seals along with his friend and co-writer, Gordon Kennedy founded the songwriter show called Music City Pickers LIVE! featuring artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Larry Stewart (Restless Heart), Richie McDonald (Lonestar), Peter Frampton and many other hit makers.
In 2016 Brady paired up with Lua Crofts (daughter of Darrell “Dash” Crofts) to form Seals & Crofts 2. Audiences can now experience the music of 70‘s rock duo Seals & Crofts in a whole new way. They can hear the hits “Summer Breeze,” “Diamond Girl,” and “We May Never Pass This Way (Again),” artfully re-imagined with a reverent nod to the past. The project will feature many popular Seals & Crofts classics, as well as new songs from Seals & Crofts 2.
2016 also brought on another musical project for Seals. He was also asked to front a Tom Petty tribute band called The Petty Junkies. The group is comprised of the who’s who of Nashville professional studio musicians and artists who have been very successful in their own right. Well over 300 hit songs have been penned, played on, sung, or produced by the members of this band.