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Bryan White

  • American musician
  • Born February 17, 1974

Bryan Shelton White (born February 17, 1974) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Asylum Records in 1994 at age 20, White released his self-titled debut album that year. Both it and its follow-up, 1996's Between Now and Forever, were certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and 1997's The Right Place was certified gold. His fourth album, 1999's How Lucky I Am, produced two top 40 singles, with the song "God Gave Me You" eventually becoming a big hit in the Philippines.


There is not many tenors in the male category and that makes me stick out.




Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.




Country Music is great music because it really comes from real life experiences. It is such a great haven for reality.




We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.




I'm an entertainer. If people are paying good money for tickets they deserve the best show they can see. I don't get into lighting stuff on fire, but I do believe in going the extra mile.




I've never really been a traditional country kind of guy. I wanted my music to sound more like the end of the '90s and to have the kind of great music, pop or whatever, that radio will embrace.




What is nice about country music today is that most artists are not trying to do something everybody else is doing. They really are trying to develop their own uniqueness.




I think some people record songs and make records a certain way to cater to radio. If you're born to make commercial music that's cool. But if you're born to not make commercial records, maybe you're meant to cater to another market.




Nat King Cole was a really big influence.




I want people to hear the presence of God in the music.




I've always wanted to be a real universal artist, one that every type of audience could relate to.




I remember my mom dressed like Janis Joplin.




I grew up with all kinds ofmusic, but my heart was particularly drawn to Country Music because of the guitar playing, the lyrics and of artists like Steve Warner and Vince Gill.




There are peaks and valleys in anything and that is especially true for the music business. It is very inconsistent. But if you are wise, you can let those downs really bring you to another level of your personality.




One time when somebody showed up in a wedding dress, but I never knew if it was a joke, or she was serious. She asked me to marry her. She was serious. It was pretty funny.




Both of my parents were musicians.




If I ever did cross over I would like to do it tactfully. I don't want to offend anyone in country. Can you have the best of both worlds? I sure like the idea of it!




It's almost scary how good things are right now. I've been engaged now for about a year, and it's the first time anything like that has happened to me.




There are many people that struggle and struggle and have all the talent in the world, but for some reason they are not successful. You never know why those things happen.



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