COUNTRY RECORDING ARTIST
Known for his charismatic smile and infectious laugh, Grande Prairie, Alberta’s Brad Sims is a Country artist to have on your radar. From the Ahtahkakoop Band, Sims knew from a young age that country music was his passion, and that the stage was calling his name. After attending the Bud Country Fever Music Festival at just 10 years old, he dove into the country music world and has not looked back. From that point on Brad Sims began looking at how to hone in on the art of country music. Entering competitions to help grow his vocal ability and stage presence. Those competitions lead Sims to play various stages around Alberta, including the Fairview Amateur Rodeo, numerous corporate events during the Calgary Stampede, and even taking the center stage at the festival that gave Sims his big dreams, the Bud Country Fever Music Festival.
Brad has shared stages with many artists such as Marty Stuart, Aaron Tippin, Lonestar, Derek Ruttan, The Road Hammers and has opened for Corb Lund and George Canyon.
In 2016, Brad Sims released his debut single, Beer Drinkin’, which gathered over 8000 streams on Spotify. Since then Brad has released an EP with 7 original songs, as well as 4 more singles between 2016 and 2020. Including, Long Good Night, which to date has gathered over 33,000 streams!
Between Brad Sims’ busy schedule of performing and recording new material, he is always available for his local Metis Association, hosting several charitable events to assist with an elder’s shelter for the homeless, as well as a youth program to feed and educate Indigenous youth. Sims’ generosity and passion for these initiatives were celebrated when Sims received his ceremonial sash from the Metis Association of Alberta (Local 1990, December 2015). 2024 is shaping up to be a busy year, as Brad Sims steps back into the spotlight after taking a couple years to plan and record new material. His latest release “Settle Her Down” has been doing well on Canadian Country Radio and Streaming platforms.
HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE
2023 - Shootin Shots, gained over 45,000 Streams in just 3 months
2017 - Josie Music Awards Nominee (Modern Country Song: Maybe Tonight)
2016 - Performed on the CMAB (formerly ACMA) Award Show
2016 - ACMA Nominee - Rising Star
2014 - 3rd Place at the Next Nashville North Star Competition at the Calgary Stampede
2013 - Winner of the Alberta/BC Talent Contest 2010 - Duke's Entertainer of the Year
2024 - Nomineee 2024 Country Music Alberta Awards - Interactive Male Artist of the Year