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Blake & Brian
Blake & Brian
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
1995-1999
Labels Curb
Rodney Atkins
Chuck Howard
Brian Gowan
Blake Weldon

Blake & Brian was an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters Brian Gowan (born March 7, 1969 in Temple, Texas) and Blake Weldon (September 13, 1966 in Lufkin, Texas).[1]

The two were paired up by record producer Chuck Howard in 1995.[2][3] Their self-titled debut album was issued in 1997 on the Curb Records label. The album's lead-off single, "Another Perfect Day", peaked at No. 45 on the Billboard country charts. Country Standard Time gave the album a mixed review, stating that although Gowan and Weldon were "indistinguishable vocally and equally malleable", and although some of the songs were derivative of the Eagles, the more up-tempo tracks were "punch[ed] up... with timeless Texas kick".[2] After releasing this album, they charted two more singles ("The Wish" and "Amnesia"), the latter of which was not included on an album. By 1999, Blake & Brian had parted ways. Gowan released a solo album entitled Warm Spanish Wine in 2000.[3] He also co-wrote Rodney Atkins' 1997 debut single "In a Heartbeat" and three songs on Atkins' 2003 debut album Honesty.

Discography

Blake & Brian (1997)

Blake & Brian
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Studio album by Blake & Brian
Released August 19, 1997 (1997-08-19)
Genre Country
Label Curb
Producer Chuck Howard

Track listing

  1. "If Guitars Were Guns" (Brian Gowan, Roger Alan Wade) - 2:21
  2. "Why, Why, Why" (Mark Selby, Doug Hughes) - 2:33
  3. "Saving My Love" (Blake Weldon, Tony Stampley) - 3:43
  4. "The Wish" (Conley White, Sam Hogin, Phil Barnhart) - 3:44
  5. "There Is No End" (Weldon, Bill Rice, Sharon Rice) - 3:29
  6. "Straight to You" (Lee Satterfield, George Teren) - 2:44
  7. "Another Perfect Day" (White, Barnhart, Brian Tabor) - 3:26
  8. "Shut Up Heart" (Michael Huffman, Rick Williamson) - 2:27
  9. "Confederate Rose" (Max T. Barnes, Leslie Satcher) - 3:34
  10. "Don't Apologize for Who You Are" (Troy Seals, Waylon Jennings) - 2:12
  11. "My Only Claim to Fame" (Weldon, B. Rice, S. Rice) - 3:07

Personnel

As listed in liner notes.[4]

Singles

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[5]
CAN Country
1997 "Another Perfect Day" 45 87 Blake & Brian
"The Wish" 62 --
1998 "Amnesia" 68 -- Single only
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
1997 "Another Perfect Day" David Abbott
1998 "Amnesia"

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 244. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b Allread, Walter. "Blake & Brian - Blake & Brian". Country Standard Time. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "Warm Spanish Wine". CDBaby.com. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Blake & Brian (CD liner notes). Blake & Brian. Curb Records. 1997. 77900. 
  5. ^ "Billboard charted singles" (PDF). Mike Curb official website. Retrieved . 

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