Dean Brody Announces Support Acts For The Dirt Tour 2013

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Dean Brody kicks off his first national headlining tour beginning January 24 in Victoria bringing Canada's brightest artists across four regions to support Brody's 26 dates. Support acts include Small Town Pistols (January 24-February 1), Bobby Wills (February 5,7,9,10), Keith and Renee (February 12-16) and Dylan Guthro (February 18-22). Tickets for The Dirt Tour 2013 are currently on sale with 11 markets including Cranbrook, Regina, Hamilton, Orillia and Fredericton already sold out. For full listings and information on the support acts, see below.

Honoured with the 2012 CCMA Award for Male Artist of the Year, Brody has received the award for Album of the Year (Trail In Life and Dirt) at the CCMA Awards in 2011 and 2012. His third album, Dirt, released in April 2012, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Canadian Country Chart and continues to rank in the Top 20. With over 100,000 digital singles sales from Dirt to date, Brody released his fourth single "Underneath The Apple Trees" to radio on January 8. Named the #1 Most Played Canadian Country Artist at radio in both 2011 and 2012, Brody has charted ten Top 10 singles including the #1 single "Canadian Girls," #2 hit "Bob Marley" and "It's Friday" featuring Great Big Sea. He has earned 17 CCMA Award nominations, two JUNO Award nominations and four of his videos have reached #1 on CMT's Top 20 Countdown with an additional six videos charting in the Top 5. The success of Dirt has brought Brody to the forefront of audiences; featured on Degrassi - The Next Generation, performing at CBC's Fall Season Preview, CBC's Stampede 100! and on the cover of January 2013's issue of Canadian Musician.

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