First Fleet Concerts Presents
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
It seems that good ol' boys and girls are everywhere country fans look these days. And while that rough-hewn sound and image has clearly established its place in the genre, it's refreshing to encounter an artist who stands apart from the crowd—in look and style, but especially in his music.
And for fans of sophisticated country music, its a million dreams come true.
Country music recording artist Jason Brown has performed for hundreds of thousands of music fans from across the Midwest to Corpus Christi, Texas. It's because of their continuing support, his dedication to the fans, and his loyalty and love for the music industry that Jason Brown is considered one of country music’s most promising up and coming innovative artists. Brown with his pure vocals, has performed with country's leading and rising artists including Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Gary Alan, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Easton Corbin, and Little Big Town to name a few.
Jason Brown was born in the heart of the Midwest, six miles outside of Pella, Iowa from a bloodline of blue collar workers, truck drivers, coal miners and farmers. Like others in the Midwest, on Sundays the family got together and would go into town for church. At the age of four, this is where his Grandma Ruth heard a voice. It's like she knew there would be one there, she was just waiting for the right time. A voice she helped Jason discover and develop sitting with him at the piano after the farm chores were done. Jason recalls the first two songs he sang in front of a crowd on stage were "It Is No Secret" and "I've Got a Mansion Just Over the Hilltop". Gospel and traditional country songs to this day are some of Jason's favorite songs to sing. Jason says, "It takes me back to my family and the church members singing. When I was younger there was always a gospel hymn or country song playing or being sung."
Being raised in the country and working with his grandpa on the farm made country music the natural fit. By the age of six Jason was singing whenever he could. At the age of 14 Jason and his brother moved to Corpus Christi, Texas with their mom. It wasn't long until Jason was singing in south Texas and touring with his church youth group during the summers through Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, and Florida.
After a few years in Texas Jason then moved to Pleasantville, IA to live with his dad and started touring the Midwest fair circuit thanks to Beth Hunter and the Jim Dandy Band. This was the start of Jason's love of being on the road meeting and performing for Country Music fans. After a year of learning some of the ropes, Jason fronted his first band, Country Persuasion. Throughout the years he fronted other bands such as Harvest, Stormfront, Big Rig, and Red Rock. Jason says, "I'll remember every single person I have been in a band with because I carry a small piece of every one of them with me. Each one, in their own way, bad or good, helped me become the person I am today and helped me get to where I am."
During the Red Rock days, a gentleman named Steve heard Jason and believed he could help him go to the next step. Jason burst onto the Iowa Country music scene with the release of his "DREAM" album. Numerous hit singles on Country music stations built a broad and loyal fan base throughout the Midwest that has continued to turn out to hear him sing at fairs and festivals as well as more intimate venues.
With a new focus in 2013 and releasing songs he's written and others he's performed live the past two years, Jason is building on the foundation of his debut project. Whether backed by a full band or with just a guitar, Jason's songs combine equal parts musical and vocal excellence: proclaiming a love of all things Midwest.
"This is an amazing journey that has brought me to an amazing place in my life. I've found a respect for other artists I’ve never had before. I thank God for the talents and responsibilities he’s given me and the power of how a song can change a person’s life. I see some of my friends winning awards and such and I am so happy for them and if we make it there someday that would be great. But to me the best reward for what I do is finding that perfect song that says exactly how I'm feeling or says what I want to say. It’s a lot of hard work with long hours and tremendous sacrifices at times, but it’s what I love, it’s who I am. As long as my wife, kids and fans keep singing along with me, I’ll keep singing with them.” Jason says.
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