WEIS Radio Morning Show Host Jerry Baker welcomed a colorful character into the studio on Thursday morning – a man of many talents not the least of which is an incredible singing voice. We’re talking about Nick Brennan, who is currently promoting his new single, which takes a look at things from a positive standpoint:
Nick’s mom, Cherie Brennan, is an award-winning inspirational country singer/songwriter, and it was she who convinced him to take singing seriously when she heard him singing for fun. However, no sooner had they started to work on a music career, when Nick received a job offer as a weekend anchorman and TV reporter in Marquette, Michigan – approximately 1,500 miles away. In addition to being an “ace” newsman, Nick has a “knack” for “spot-on” vocal impersonations of cartoon characters and movie stars from a lengthy list of film favorites.
Two years later Nick returned home to Florida and jumped into the music business with his first single, “Buck Naked”, gathering airplay across the country – afterwards, he hit the road playing far and wide, and Nick even had the privilege of performing his debut album live at Nashville’s legendary “Wildhorse Saloon” last December (2018).
Nick also sang on stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry as part of the “Dr. Ralph Stanley Tribute”, and backstage, was approached by none other than Garth Brooks who gave him encouragement when he noticed the young singer’s obvious case of nerves, which made all the difference in the world.
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Nick has always enjoyed all kinds of music. As a kid, he especially loved singers with a deep bass voice.
With his own rich country voice, just for the fun of it, Nick started singing covers of his favorite country artists like Trace Adkins and Josh Turner. When his mom, Cherie Brennan, award-winning inspirational country singer/songwriter, heard him singing, she asked if he’d ever thought of doing it for real.
Nick had just graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism. He hadn’t found a job yet, so he agreed to sing on a new song his mom had just written for him, “Buck Naked”. No sooner had they started to work on it when Nick received a job offer 1,500 miles from home in Marquette, MI. He took the offer to be the weekend anchor, producer, and reporter for NBC TV6.
After his two-year assignment ended, he returned home to Jacksonville, Florida to jump into country music. “Buck Naked”, Nick’s debut country single, showed off his rich country voice. The song garnered immediate radio airplay at stations all across the USA and internationally so Nick went out on the road to visit and thank radio programmers for playing his song. Just like that he went from TV newsman to new country artist and began recording his first album. He performed his debut album live at Nashville’s legendary “Wildhorse Saloon” in December of 2018.
Home for Nick is Jacksonville, Florida. He’s an avid tennis play; his mom was once nationally ranked! He has another talent most people don’t know about – he can do “spot-on” voice impersonations including “Family Guy” and “the Simpsons” cartoon characters as well as movie stars from “Goodfellas” and “The Godfather”.
Nick also sang on stage at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville as part of the “Dr. Ralph Stanley Tribute”. He sang one of Dr. Ralph Stanley’s favorite songs, Josh Turner’s “Long Black Train”. Garth Brooks, who was backstage, offered Nick some encouragement and priceless advice prior to his performance!
Nick’s music videos have taken him from Florida to Maine – North, South, East and West, to 20 states. He’s been charged by a bull in rural Florida, had a bear walk in front of his car in the Adirondacks, gifted authentic Cajun food in Big Mamou, Louisiana, had some “Lazy Lobster” in Maine and got very lost on some dirt roads in West Virginia, eastern Kentucky back hills and the Talladega National Forest.