Brad Cox, the beloved Australian artist and songwriter, has carved a remarkable path in the country music scene, captivating audiences with his authentic spirit and down-to-earth persona. With a series of chart-topping albums and hit singles, Cox has solidified his place as one of the most celebrated musicians in the country.
In 2018, Brad earned widespread recognition with his self-titled debut album, delivering hit singles like 'Red Light,' 'Too Drunk to Drive,' and 'Lake House.' The anthemic crowd favourite 'Water On The Ground' garnered over 550,000 Facebook views, setting the stage for his meteoric rise in the industry. The album earned Brad two prestigious Golden Guitar nominations, cementing his position as a rising star.
His success only soared higher in 2019 when he signed with Sony Music Australia and released two new singles, 'Rusty Strings' and 'Give Me Tonight.' These releases marked a turning point in his career, enabling him to perform his biggest headline shows to date. The single 'Give Me Tonight' went on to amass over 2.7 million global streams and earned him further Golden Guitar nominations for Apra Amcos Song OfThe Year and Apple Music Single Of The Year.
In 2020, Brad Cox's sophomore album 'My Mind’s Projection' reached new heights of triumph. The album featured hits like 'Give Me Tonight,' 'Drinking Season,' and 'Short Lived Love,' resonating deeply with fans and securing the #1 spot on the ARIAAustralian Country Album Charts and #12 on the ARIA Album Chart.
Despite the challenges posed by the public health crisis, Brad managed to play over 50 sold-out solo shows across Queensland, New South Wales, and Australian Capital Territory, making it one of his most successful tours to date.
Brad's music continued to dominate the charts, with his standout track "Now She Ain’t" becoming the most played track on Triple M Country, showcasing his strong presence in the country music landscape. Additionally, the single "Last Time Last" received widespread acclaim and earned additions to HIT, NOVA, and ARN Regional Network, amplifying the mainstream buzz surrounding his 'ACRES' album.
Among his accolades, Brad Cox's 'ACRES' album achieved the remarkable feat of reaching #1 on the ARIACountry Charts and #7 on the ARIA Album Chart, illuminating a high watermark in his career. The album stands as a testament to his versatility, navigating thematically from earthy country pop to heartfelt piano-led ballads and anthemic party songs.
Brad's success extends beyond chart achievements. In 2023, he embarked on the highly successful 'Acres Tour.’ The tour was met with overwhelming support, with packed houses singing along word for word, highlighting Brad's powerful connection with his fans, and his established status as a renowned festival headline act.
Amassing over 17.5 million streams in the last 12 months alone, Brad Cox's music has resonated with audiences far and wide, showcasing his vast appeal and popularity. The journey of his career has been marked not only by musical accomplishments but also by the formation of a devoted fan club, the Drinking Pioneers, uniting people through a mutual love for Brad's music.
As a testament to his impact on the music scene, Apple Music handpicked Brad to host his very own Apple Radio show, 'Happy Hour Down Under with Brad Cox,' making him one of only two Australians with such an honour.
With an ever-growing list of achievements, from chart-topping albums and hit singles to successful tours and media recognition, Brad Cox continues to shine as a beacon of authenticity and talent in the Australian country music landscape. His journey is an inspiration, and his music serves as a powerful connection between artist and audience, celebrating life, land, and the universal power of music.