Brandon Young is Bringing Country Music Back in the Spotlight


Music is all around us. It is in the supermarket when we buy our groceries, it is in the restaurant when we go out and eat, we hear it in our cars, our schools in the park and everywhere we go. And while there are claims that music is universal and could be understood and experienced anywhere, music can be different too. Different types of music are known to be genres. And one of the more popularly known genres of music is Country music.

Country music’s roots can be traced from American folk and western music. It consists of ballad and dance-tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyrics, and harmonies mostly accompanied by stringed instruments such as electric and steel guitars percussion instruments such as drums and other types of instruments like harmonicas. Some very popular country music singers include Shania Twain, Johnny Cash Taylor Swift, and Kenny Rogers.

One up and coming country artist is Brandon Young. This young artist from California aspires to be the first half-Asian, half-Caucasian country musician to be lined up with great country musicians like Jason Aldean.

Brandon Young’s love for music and country music started at a very early stage of his life. “I started singing as soon as I could talk. When I was little my dad would play Jason Aldean albums on our road trips and I would sing along and hum every song,” said Young.

However, it wasn’t until he started singing in his church that he discovered his talent in music. “ I started singing at church when I was 15, no one ever knew that I sing beside my parents, everyone thought I was joking,” stated Young.

Just like any other great artist Brandon Young did not have an easy life too. This artist suffered from several mental health problems such as major depressive disorder, severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, general anxiety disorder, and ADHD.

“Songwriting has been a perfect outlet for me.  It was one of the few things that helped me when no one else could reach me. I’ve struggled with mental health challenges my entire life and it was the thing that fueled the fire for say. I’ve had major character issues that I’ve discovered about myself through writing songs,” said Brandon Young.

Brandon’s music is not only for country music fans but also for those who are also experiencing mental health problems. He hopes that his music will help them the same way it has helped him.

Get to know Brandon Young and his music through his Instagram @BrandonYoungCountry