Over Doug Briney
Doug Briney embodies all things country: His personality is warm and inviting, some would say down-to-earth, recalling the disposition of many a Southern Gentleman from yesteryear. With a 2014 International Music And Entertainment Association Award, a 2013 Independent Country Music Association award, a Top 15 itunes New Release chart album, and a Top 10 IndieWorld single, this God-fearing road warrior, with the warm baritone voice and love for all things southern, has created a tasteful blend of yesterday's traditional country roots and today's radio-friendly contemporary sounds, to invoke all the best that is American: Love of God, Family and the US of A.
With the release of his debut album, It’s All Country, in early 2012, Doug Briney showcased his signature sound, which he cultivated from years of touring camps, churches and conferences across the US. The collection of well-known country hits and new covers peaked at #6 on the Roots Music Report True Country chart, where it remained for 8 straight months. The album also charted at #11 on the itunes Country New Release chart, with 3 singles receiving international airplay and chart action, leading to more than 300,000 Youtube views between them.
In February 2013, Doug signed with Tate Music Group, home to country legends like Lee Greenwood and Neal McCoy. In November 2013, Doug released Super Country Cowboy, a brilliant and heartfelt collection of compositions from some of today’s best country songwriters. From the Charlie Daniels-meets-Big & Rich-influenced title cut (Top 10 RMR,) to the inspiring, “Pretty Big Deal” (currently #7 Indie World) and the patriotic anthem, “Unknown Soldier,” Doug delivered nine emotion-filled, hook-laden tracks that are purely Doug Briney: heart-felt, passionate and proud. The album earned Doug a Nashville Universe Award nomination for Best Male Artist, a 2014 ICoMA Award nomination, three 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Awards nominations, winning Best Music Video “Unknown Soldier,”an AMG Heritage Awards Nomination and a two 2014 Artists In Music Awards nominations. Doug is also a Top 100 CMT.com Most Popular Artist!
A 2013 move to Nashville, Tennessee has brought Doug to the epicenter of the country music industry. Since arriving in Music City, Doug has performed anywhere and everywhere Nashville has to offer, earning his stripes as one of the most respected artists in town. Doug has performed with, and been a backing musician for country legends, Buddy Jewel, Billy Yates, Charlie McCoy, Ronnie McDowell, Irlene Mandrell, LuLu Roman, Bobby Lewis, T Graham Brown, Moore and Moore, John Berry, Leona Williams, Ron Williams, Diane Berry, Georgette Jones, Bobby G. Rice and many others. A CMA Artist Member, Doug has also been invited to sign at CMA Fest Fan Fair for two years running. His tours have taken him from Alaska to Alabama, and all points in between. Doug has also made two appearances on the hit tv series, Nashville.
Grateful for being able to live his dream of performing and recording music, he has gladly given back to his community in a big way. Doug is a Bright Star International artist and a member of Musicians On Call. He has also given of his time and talents to benefit veterans’ charities. In April of 2015, Doug partnered with the National Parkinson Foundation to release “Parkinson’s Song,” a benefit for the organization, co-written by Doug and Parkinson’s survivor, Howie Garoutte. An ordained pastor, Doug also served at the Cowboy Church of Anchorage, Alaska, prior to his family’s relocation to Music City, USA. He is currently serving as a pastor with North Pointe Community Church in Old Hickory, TN.