At only 19 years old, Brennley Brown has been performing for a living since she was in single digits; sang the national anthem for the opening of the US Open three years in a row before she was twelve; and has been performing every year at CMA Fest since her mid-teens.
Growing up on a ranch in Apple Valley, California, Brennley was immersed in traditional country sounds from a very young age, recalling artists like Waylon Jennings and Dolly Parton soundtracking rides in her father's truck. These early memories and introductions would go on to strongly influence her own sound.
At age five, bedecked in a pink cowgirl outfit, she took to the stage for the first time at her school’s talent show, however music would quickly become much more than a hobby.
"My mom was diagnosed with cardiac lyme disease,” Brown recounts, “Music became a sanctuary, a safe place. It was a healing for both my mom and I, it’s something we could do together.”
Around this time, she began performing at open mics in the Los Angeles area, where she was scouted by a vocal contractor for Disney. Before she knew it, Brennley was working regularly as a singing voiceover actor. Her list of credits racked up fast, including highlights such as playing Lily in the Emmy Award-Winning children’s series ‘Sofia the First’.
After Brennley had spent a few years visiting Nashville on a monthly basis, nationally televised singing competition ‘The Voice’ lowered their age restrictions, allowing teens as young as fourteen to audition. Brennley tried out and flourished in the competition, making it to the top five in the finals – the youngest highest charting artist in the history of the show. "It helped shaped me into the artist I am today and was a valued steppingstone in my journey. After that I wrote my little tush off for three years,” she jokes, “working hard in Nashville to build community, pouring my all into developing as an artist”
“You are doing what you were born to do, no question about it.” - Blake Shelton
"So mature and beyond her years in skill and quality that it was difficult not to have your mind blown just watching her go." - Bustle
“A knockout performance that exhibited control and diversity in her voice." - Taste of Country