Paul Brandt

TC exclusive! Paul Brandt answers our spotlight questions

Top Country asked country star Paul Brandt a list of rapid fire questions and the Alberta-based award-winning singer was gracious enough to tell us all kinds of cool stuff; like his fave music, food, sports, authors, and his biggest pet peeves. Read on for the straight goods, ’cause Mr. Brandt is in the Top Country spotlight…

TC – What are your top three favorite foods?
PB – Pizza, Mediterranean, Alberta Beef

TC – What are your top three all-time favorite songs?
PB – The Dance (Garth Brooks), Kite (U2), Your Heart (Chris Tomlin) – This is an unfair question… way too many to list…

TC – What is your all-time favorite quote or proverb?
PB – “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” (Jesus)

TC – What is your all-time favorite song lyric?
PB – It’s A Beautiful Day (U2)

TC – Who are your three favorite songwriters?
PB – Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Bono

TC – Three favorite authors?
PB – Mark Buchannan, C.S. Lewis, Eugene Peterson

TC – Three favorite sports?
PB – Hockey, Basketball, Football

TC – Beatles or Stones? Why?
PB – Beatles.  Because I get it.

TC – Hank Sr. or Willie? Why?
PB – Willie.  Because I like his phrasing a lot.

TC – Top bunk or bottom?
PB – Bottom

TC – Mountain or beach?
PB – Beach with a mountain view

TC – Top 3 favorite movies?
PB – Seabiscuit, Forrest Gump, Tombstone

TC – What is your favorite cause? Why?
PB – priceles$. Because it is a foundation that I’ve recently started the promotes, encourages and supports the limitless value of human life.

TC – What are your top 3 holiday songs?
PB – I’ll Be Home For Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night

TC – What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
PB – Slow internet, car maintenance, bad sushi.

TC – What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
PB – Releasing my new Gospel Album “Just As I Am”

TC – What are your top 3 weekend activities?
PB – Playing with my kids, being outside doing anything, just hanging out.

TC – Songwriting or playing live?
PB – Songwriting

TC – If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 record albums would you want with you?
PB – Cesaria Evora Mornas, Cesaria Evora Coladeras, U218 Singles (Deluxe Version)

TC – If you could be anything besides a country music singer, what would you be?
PB – A Pediatrician

TC – If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?
PB – Johnny Cash

TC – What is the best advice you were ever given?
PB – 50 years from now, none of this is going to matter.  My uncle used to say that to me whenever we’d go fishing.  I’m not sure if it’s true or not… but I like the way it rolls off my tongue.

TC – Tell us 3 of your best accomplishments?
PB –
1. Getting Liz to marry me
2. Having kids
3. Finishing these questions