Doug Briney embodies all things country: His personality is warm and inviting, some would say down-to-earth, recalling the disposition of many a Southern Gentleman from yesteryear. With a 2013 Independent Country Music Association Award, eight months on the Roots Music Report charts, a 2014 Music Video of the Year, a 2015 Best Male Vocalist award, international airplay and live performances, this God-fearing road warrior, with the warm baritone voice, love for all things country, has just released, Songs of Faith. With two country albums, this album returns to the faith that drives Doug in all his life.
With the release of his debut album, It’s All Country, in early 2012, (and its re-release on CBM Records in 2013) Doug Briney showcased his signature sound, which he cultivated from years of touring camps, churches and conferences across the US. “We even played in an airport once, to impress a pretty girl for one of the band members,” he says with a laugh. Blending traditional influences from country music’s past, like the Gatlin Brothers and Kenny Rogers, with modern contemporaries like Toby Keith and Trace Adkins, Doug created an original, honest and authentic sound all his own. The collection of well-known country hits and new covers peaked at #6 on the Roots Music Report True Country chart, where it remained for 8 straight months. The album also charted at #11 on the itunes Country New Release chart, with 3 singles receiving international airplay and chart action, leading to more than 300,000 Youtube views between them.
In February 2013, Doug signed with Tate Music Group, home to country legends like Lee Greenwood and Neal McCoy. In November 2013, Tate released Super Country Cowboy, a brilliant and heartfelt collection of compositions from some of today’s best country songwriters. From the Charlie Daniels-meets-Big & Rich-influenced title cut, to the inspiring, “I Get To” and the patriotic anthem, “Unknown Soldier,” Doug delivers nine emotion-filled, hook-laden tracks that are purely Doug Briney: heart-felt, passionate and proud. The album reached #58 on the itunes Inspirational chart and earned Doug a Nashville Universe Award nomination for Best Male Artist.
Later in 2013 Doug and his family made the move to Nashville, Tennessee. This move has brought Doug to the epicenter of the country music industry. Since arriving in Music City, Doug has performed anywhere and everywhere Nashville has to offer, earning his stripes as one of the most respected artists in town. Doug has performed with, and been a backing musician for country legends, Buddy Jewel, Billy Yates, Charlie McCoy, Ronnie McDowell, Irlene Mandrell, LuLu Roman, Bobby Lewis, T Graham Brown, Moore and Moore, John Berry, Leona Williams, Ron Williams, Diane Berry, Georgette Jones, Bobby G. Rice and many others. A CMA Artist Member, Doug has also been invited to sign at CMA Fest Fan Fair for two years running and this year will be his third. His tours have taken him from Alaska to Alabama, and all points in between. Doug has also made six different appearances on the hit tv series, Nashville.
In November 2015, Doug signed with Winter Records here in Nashville and began recording "Songs of Faith" In February 2016. One of the most exciting things about living in Nashville for Doug has been the opportunity to meet some of the legends of Country Music and not only perform with them but develop friendships as well. One friend is Mark Alan Cash. Mark is the son of Country Star Tommy Cash and the nephew of Super Star Johnny Cash. Mark and Doug came together and recorded "You Are My King/Amazing Love" on the new project and had such a great time together we plan to do several concerts together now.
Grateful for being able to live his dream of performing and recording music, he has gladly given back to his community in a big way. Surrounded by a history of veterans and military service in his family, (his son currently serves in the Air Force) Doug has begun working with Bright Star International, who will help facilitate Doug’s work with veterans’ charities. An ordained pastor, Doug also served at the Cowboy Church of Anchorage, Alaska, prior to his family’s relocation to Music City, USA and now serves as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church Old Hickory. In fact, it’s his unwavering faith and love of country music that has led Doug on his journey.
“I have come to know and love the Cowboy Lifestyle through country music…And, it is who I am now, who I have been, and who I will always be.”