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13th February 2013

Canadian country crooning

Dean Brody returns to Kingston this weekend ready to serenade his female fans

While Dean Brody’s on stage performances are always packed with energy, he says he gets very nervous before his performances.
While Dean Brody’s on stage performances are always packed with energy, he says he gets very nervous before his performances. (Supplied)

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Dean Brody loves his girls — Canadian girls that is.

After talking to Brody about tour life, Canada and his latest album, it became clear that he wasn’t shy when it came to talking about his favourite audience.

“I was just looking at all these songs about American girls, ‘American Woman’ for example, and I thought ‘There should be something that celebrates our women! Those songs aren’t about our girls!’”

Brody, as the nationalistic individual he is, made it his duty to fill this void. Brody decided to create the anthem by asking his fans on Facebook to submit their characteristics of a Canadian girl.

Girls all over the country posted their traits and they became the lyrics to Brody’s biggest hit in early 2012, “Canadian Girls.” The song makes every guy envious of the power that Brody’s

seems to possess over the female heart.

“It’s a confirmation of the song hitting a chord with people. Canadian girls are fist pumping that they are finally getting mentioned,” Brody said. “And the boys are like ‘Yeah! Finally something about our girls!’”

Brody’s bringing his tour to Kingston this weekend. Even though he’s only played Kingston once before, he’s excited to return. In fact, Brody seemed quite confident about performing again for the Kingston community.

“Kingston loves country!” Brody exclaimed. “I can’t wait to play there!”

The stop in Kingston is part of Brody’s nation-wide Canadian tour for his latest album Dirt.

Brody will no doubt bring the same energy from that album to all of his shows, especially to his favourite song to play live, “Wildflower.” “It has a range of dynamics, I like the way it goes really quiet to really loud and big. It’s just fun to play with the band,” Brody said.

When talking about performing, Brody said that he is quite an introverted individual. However, Dean revealed one thing to me that many fans may not know about him.

“Well I’m actually terrified of the stage and get nervous before going on,” he said.

It’s definitely not something you would expect from a country rockstar, but that shy, humble attitude is probably why Canadian girls love him.

Dean Brody plays the Grand Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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