Dean Brody performs on stage Monday at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Hamilton, Ontario. Brody won Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year awards. (BRIAN THOMPSON/QMI AGENCY)
For Canadian country artist Dean Brody, Dirt -- also the title of his 2012 album -- has its virtues.
"The album title is inspired by the song we wrote," says Brody, 37. "We were like, 'If you could write a song about dirt, it would be a pretty good country song. Let's try it.' I think it's about as country as you can get - the rodeo, playing in the dirt, and you've got a four wheel drive.' And that's why we called it Dirt."
We caught up with the Jaffray, B.C.,-born Brody, down the line from his Chester, N.S. home where he was preparing for his six-week, 26-date cross-Canada theatre Dirt tour -- his first headlining trek aross the country -- which kicks off this week.
Q. Your 2010 album Trail In Life did so well -- winning three 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards including album of the year -- was it daunting writing a followup record?