Putting faith in musical career

Bremnes, who grew up in Salmon Arm, is thriving in Nashville, where he now lives and where he has signed a record deal with Capitol Records

  • Oct. 29, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Gospel: Dan Bremnes brings his music home to Salmon Arm on Nov. 3.

Christian singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes is coming home.

Bremnes, who grew up in Salmon Arm, is thriving in Nashville, where he now lives and where he has signed a record deal with Capitol Records.

“I started working with a producer in Nashville about 18 months ago; he liked what I did and he is a well-known producer,” says Bremnes, noting the collaboration grew into meetings with just about every record label in town. “Capitol Records fit. It was a special moment for me, coming from a small town.”

Bremnes was offered the deal with Capitol a year ago but it was in the hands of the lawyers until August when it was signed, a move that has brought stability to Bremnes and his family.

Over the past year, he has written about 100 songs, work that will be whittled down to about 12 songs that are produced. Five of them have already been selected and released on a CD.

“I will be bringing it to Salmon Arm; that’s the  only way you can get it,” he laughs. “Capitol won’t release it to iTunes until the new year.”

Bremnes has also signed a publishing deal with Capitol so his songs can be pitched to other people.

After he left Salmon Arm, Bremnes spent a year in Kelowna before heading out on the road, touring Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

With an ever-deepening faith, Bremnes has chosen to continue his journey in the gospel music  genre.

Currently on-tour stateside, Bremnes will appear in Salmon Arm at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6th Ave. NE. Admission is $10 online at www.danbremnes.com, or $12 at the door.



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