ABOUT CURTIS BRALY
Curtis Braly was born into a family that shared a mutual passion for music—no matter the genre, no matter the locale. From the church pew to the front porch and the backseat of the family SUV, Curtis embraces the hymns, rhythms and tunes that surround him. Spun from the fabric of a small Texas town, noteworthy by name alone, Humble is a distinguishingly small suburb where neighbors were friends and the community shared a common thread in its respect for, and a kinship with, the citizens and men and women of service. It’s the small town’s character and Lone Star State pride that built Curtis Braly.
As an eight-year-old, Curtis enjoyed the exhilaration of the spotlight winning first place in a talent contest where he sang "Old Time Rock-n-Roll.” Music became his first true love and the experience set young Curtis’ passion in motion toward a “Risky Business.” Throughout high school, Curtis became an active participant in theatre and three different choir classes where he learned to perform a variety of genres.
During his sophomore year, Curtis started his own band and won a national talent contest - the prize was a trip to Nashville. The visit to Music City solidified his directive. Concentrating his energies and furthering his education to make his dream a reality, Curtis landed a job at The New 93Q Country Radio station in Houston where he became Sr. Promotions Manager. Working behind the scenes in country radio, Curtis learned firsthand the importance of the relationship between artist and radio, and the diligence required to “make it” in the music business.
Three years later, Curtis took an entirely different direction—from the heart of country music to a street beat. He segued to studying Criminal Justice & Crime Scene Investigation and after graduation, he attended the police academy.
Early in Curtis’ performing career, he opened for acts such as Daryl Singletary and Johnny Rodriguez. A fellow 93Q staffer introduced Curtis “as a talented artist in the making” to a longtime friend and award-winning songwriter and publisher, Randy Boudreaux. Curtis and Boudreaux recorded a two-song demo, and just a few short years later, Music City became Curtis’ second home with his sights targeted to launching his full-time career in the country music business.
Introducing his early influences as Reba, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks and Clay Walker, to name a few, Curtis drew from these performers’ abilities to capture an audience—to bring music to life as a must-hear storyteller. He has delivered his music with believable emotion and a charging energy to make a story unfold right before your ears. He travels the stage in each high-energy performance to offer something different than the night before. He was involved in a number of performances on tour with legend, Tanya Tucker, which also brought him the opportunity to share the stage with country icon Dolly Parton.
While Curtis is devoted to his country music roots, his music caters to the new generation of contemporary country music fans and listeners who have a hankering for pop, jazz, and rock. He recorded his third studio project with famed producer Kent Wells (Dolly Parton, Reba, Kenny Rogers). A labor of love, the 10-song album was a reflection of personal and artistic evolution and was created with a purposeful intent to inspire.
“I began asking myself questions about who I am and what my contribution was going to be to the world, Braly said. “I asked myself questions like: What does the world need? And - How can I help? Little did I know those two simple questions would change the trajectory of my life and my message.”
In 2019 and 2020, Curtis released a slew of new music including “One Day,” a fast-paced track with a unifying message and electric horn section produced by renowned Grammy nominated producer Sal Oliveri. In June 2021, Curtis released “That Should Be Me,” an electric track that infuses traditional country elements with clever lyrical phrasing that captivates listeners. The song was applauded as “an anthem for summer night romance,” by Wide Open Country, while the music video for the song received a worldwide exclusive premiere with People Country. The song went on to garner support from CMT, Academy of Country Music, SPIN and many more. Curtis’ latest release, “Happy When You’re Sad” was co-written by Grammy-nominated songwriter Will Bowen with Tofer Brown.
Throughout the years and through his music Curtis has perfected his craft and his ability to effortlessly weave relatable stories into every song he delivers. At the end of the day, Curtis continues to strive to live a more authentic life and deliver meaningful messages in all that he does.