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J.C. Brae – Full Album Is Now Streaming!!

We are happy to announce, the entire J.C. Brae album is now streaming!! You can check it out on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, and many other outlets.

We would like to thank you for all the support; it truly means the World to us.

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J.C. Brae – Northern Roots

I was born in a blue collar mining town, in a city called Sudbury, which is located in Northern Ontario, Canada.

The population in Sudbury, is approximately 230,000. The main industry in Sudbury is nickle mining; Sudbury being built on a crater is the richness of nickle ore.

I had the opportunity, as a kid, to also live in Calgary, Alberta; I find having had the opportunity to live in more than one community, gave me the ability to be a person who can adjust easily. I am grateful for having had this opportunity.

The City of Sudbury is a friendly city, where people wave at you, as if they know you, when in fact they don’t. I suppose it is the Northern way of life.

The Winters are very cold and long in Sudbury; the Summers are very hot and humid. Sudbury is surrounded by lakes, so in the Summer, guess where all the people are? You guessed it! Anywhere to cool off!

In general, Sudbury is a great place to raise a family, there is endless opportunities, and no matter if you move away, you will always find your way back to Sudbury!

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J.C. Brae – My Sisters

I have five sisters; four are older than me and one is younger.

I remember my sisters enjoying all kinds of music; country being the favored. In our family, my sisters all sang; I can still hear them singing to my Mom, “Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton. I loved hearing them all sing together, it brought me great joy.

I’ve always loved harmonizing, and I attribute this to my four eldest sisters. They all can hold a tune! They have all supported me in my music and for that I am truly grateful.

As for my baby sister – she is eight years younger than me, so I took her under my wing and sang with her endlessly. We wrote some silly songs as youngsters, but that is where I figured out I could possibly write music. I had a lot of fun doing it as well.

As for my baby sister (Krystal), she can sing like a bird! Her tone and purity of her voice still gives me chills. If you ask me – she is the real singer! One day I hope she would consider joining with me and making a brother/sister duet album – maybe one day.

I want to thank Krystal for her support and to let all my sisters know that I love them. Thank you all for being there!

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J.C. Brae – My Brothers

With nine children in our family; I have three brothers. All my brothers have supported me in all of my passions; music and sports.

My eldest brother, Paul, was always there as a big supporter in my sports and music. He is 14 years older than I am; I suppose you could say, he was also like a Dad to me. Always there for encouragement and to see me succeed. I will always love him for his friendship and support.

My brother Henry, was and still is the dancer in the family. When I was quite young, Henry moved away to a different province and began his life. I didn’t have a chance to develop a close relationship with him, until later on in life. With a large family, you will see quite an age difference that sends older siblings on with their lives; with Henry the age difference or the distance in where we lived, didn’t stop him from showing his continuous support for me and our friendship.

Out of my brothers, my brother Charles is the closest in age to me. We are eight years apart and he is the family comedian, with all his sayings and with his humorous behavior. He is actually the spitting image of my deceased father; to be honest, that has been a blessing, as when I find myself missing my Dad, he is there. Charles loves to sing as well, and has always shown his support with my music.

I appreciate and love my brothers; no matter the distance in age or where we live, we know we can always have each others support.

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J.C. Brae – My Mom

There is no other way to start this post, but to tell you, my Mom lost her battle with Cancer on my birthday, April 4, the year 2017.

I had a feeling she was going to pass away on my birthday; it was going to happen this exact day. I look at it as though, she in her own way, was speaking to me without words. To this day, I am not sure what she is trying to say, but I’m still waiting to find out.

I know life has its ups and down’s , and we go through peaks and valley’s throughout our lives, but I try to stay somewhere in the middle so I don’t experience life too high or too low.

My Mom always loved when her kids (all 9 of us) would sing to her. When she was in the hospital, all her boys were there around her bed. I started to sing some of her favorite songs and all my brother’s joined in. It was a special moment I will never forget.

The smile my Mom had while she listened to us sing, was special and I knew through all the pain she was feeling; in song we took her pain away.

I am so grateful music is in our lives to show peace when there is war, happiness when there is sadness, laughter when there are tears, and helps those to escape when there is no way out.

My Mom felt all those emotions, if only for those brief few minutes and for that I thank Country music for bringing her Peace.

Mom:

I miss you dearly. I thank you for being there when I needed you the most and I thank you for supporting my music.

Love you Mom!

Until tomorrow,

J.C. Brae

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J.C. Brae – My Dad

When thinking about my Dad, there are so may places I could start this post with; he was everything to me.

I lost my Dad when I was 25 years old. His love of Country Music was undeniable. From the likes of Lefty Frizzell, Hank Thompson, Conway Twitty, Dolly and Porter, just to name a few, my father’s love of Country Music was endless.

My Dad’s love of Country Music is where I learned my craft.

My Dad was a lover of music, but only Country. He always encouraged me to sing and to continue singing to hopefully have a career in Country Music. He would listen to me and my sister (Krystal) sing together; we were his two youngest children, and he would be so proud.

I would give anything to have him here right now, and to enjoy my music and CD which I released. I’m sure he’s listening from up above and dancing the two-step in the clouds.

I miss him dearly; not only was he my Dad, he was my friend, confident, and he was my idol.

Message To Dad:

“Love and miss you Dad; every song on my album has a fiddle and steel guitar in it, to be ‘real’ Country Music just as you enjoyed. Love you always!”

Until tomorrow,

J.C. Brae