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 surrounded 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 study 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. His 2016, 2017 & 2018 summer show schedule included a number of performances on tour with legend, Tanya Tucker and he recently shared the stage with the 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.
Curtis recorded his third CD with producer & music director for Dolly Parton, Kent Wells, titled YOU MATTER, and is both personal and loaded with “BAM!”.
The 10-song CD featured tracks (such as “Love You Down,” “Hate Me,” and “Simple’s Not Easy”) that touch on love, loneliness, fear, break-ups, and beer. A “labor of love,” the compilation is a reflection of personal and artistic evolution and was created with a purposeful intent to inspire.
Curtis Braly has since segued once again, this time not towards a specific genre, but rather, journeyed inside himself and his quest to live a more authentic life and to deliver more meaningful messages.
“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.”
May 16, 2019, on the United Nations observance of “International Day of Living Together in Peace” Braly delivered a poignant message to the world citing his One Day (#OneDay) wish list of how the world could actually shine brighter than the sun should his wish list come true.
“We all hope that One Day the world will be more loving, more peaceful, more understanding and more tolerant. This speech is actually the credo for my life and the ultimate wish is to simply have more love in the world – period!”, Braly said.
Curtis has since switched gears big-time with his debut song “One Day” that offers a fast-paced tempo, ignited horn section and a vibrant delivery, produced by well-renowned producer, Sal Oliveri.
“This is the ME I want to be and these are the types of songs I want to sing,” Braly said.
Welcome to the new and improved Curtis Braly and his song, his vision - One Day.