Bryan Cole may not have been “born in the backwoods” as his current hit single, “I’m Comin’ Home” suggests, but that doesn’t mean that this amazing new country artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a city-slicker by any means. Passed down by three generations of family before him, you might say that “country” runs long and deep in Bryan’s veins; just as the three rivers of his beloved hometown run into the waters of the Mississippi. By embracing the traditions of yesteryears’ legendary performers, while honing his own God-given vocal and guitar-playing abilities, Bryan Cole has cultivated a sound that is nothing short of INCREDIBLE.
Now, with the release of his debut CD, “Wide Open Road,” Bryan is showcasing that signature sound to the world. Featuring soaring vocal landscapes and skillful, melody-laden guitar licks, this Chuck Ainlay (Sugarland, George Strait) produced disc has been garnering critical praise since it’s February 2010 release. “Wide Open Road” is a timeless collection of twelve compositions by such heavyweight tunesmiths as Kent Blazy and Tom Paden. It also includes the top-notch skills of such stalwart session players as Mark Greenwood (Garth Brooks,) Jimmy Mattingly (Garth, Reba McEntire,) Steve Hinson (Randy Travis,) Michael Rojas (Lady Antebellum,) and Jimmy Nichols (Faith Hill.) But it’s the current single, “I’m Comin’ Home” that is most near and dear to Bryan’s heart.
The only track on the album not produced by Chuck Ainlay, “I’m Comin’ Home” was written and produced by Bryan and his longtime friend, collaborator, and manager, Michael Stover. Michael says, “Bryan is the REAL DEAL. In my 20-plus years in the music business, I’ve never witnessed such pure talent. Hearing IS believing!” Both powerful and uplifting, “I’m Comin’ Home” tells the inspirational tale of overcoming desperation to find a “second chance at life” and “a place to belong.” It’s this message that Bryan is promoting through his charitable partnership with Pittsburgh-based animal charity, the Animal Rescue League of Western PA.
A life-long animal lover and, with his wife, owner of four cats, Bryan is helping to raise money and awareness for the ARLWPA via sales of his single and through benefit performances for the charity. Debuting at #73 on the New Music Weekly country chart and #40 on the IndieWorld Country Record Report, “I’m Comin’ Home” is enjoying both national and international radio support, assuring a successful donation campaign.
Not only is Bryan involved with charitable causes, he also endorses products that he personally uses—made by companies with integrity. Among these products are Bailey hats, GHS strings, Geezer cabinets, Rocktron effects, and In-Tune guitar picks, who are currently manufacturing the prototype for the Bryan Cole signature pick.
Timeless family tradition, tremendous God-given talent, a strong faith and commitment to charity—these are the things that have endeared Bryan Cole to his devoted fans. At the end of the day, he is grateful for each and every one. “My fans are my lifeblood. Their love and support inspire me to be the best man I can be—on and off the stage.”