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Two Story Road’s Brandon Fraley Honored with Curtain Call Award

The School of Music honored Commercial Music alumnus Brandon Fraley (2000) with the Curtain Call Award on Wednesday evening. Fraley and his wife and fellow alum Jamelle (’03), who first met in the atrium between Wilson and MPAC, make up the new country duo Two Story Road. The group’s highly anticipated debut EP, produced by Nashville hitmaker Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood/Luke Bryan/Rascal Flatts), debuted on iTunes at No. 13 on the country charts in December with rave reviews.The Curtain Call Award is presented annually to a School of Music alumnus in honor of achievement in the field of commercial and popular music. During an interview on stage Wednesday night with Bright, Brandon shared his experiences at Belmont and working in the music industry after graduation. He was joined on stage by many friends including Danny Gokey, Cindy Morgan, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Chris Rodriguez, Steve Sinatra, Justin Eason, and Todd Wines. For the finale he performed with his wife, Jamelle, and country artist Hunter Hayes.

Fraley signed a producer/publishing deal with Sony LA quickly after graduating in 2000 from Belmont. He was soon working and writing with some of Nashville’s finest. Tommy Sims (Eric Clapton/Bruce Springsteen/Garth Brooks) quickly took him under his wing and put him to work on albums he was producing. Fraley’s cross-genre abilities as a writer, vocalist and instrumentalist led him to being on tour, playing stadiums with Gretchen Wilson and having a multi-platinum song in the Korean Pop market whose accompanying music video has crossed over 65 million views on YouTube.

While being band leader for American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, Fraley found himself on tours with artists such as Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw. He played and sang with Carrie Underwood at LP Field during CMA Fest in 2015 and was also invited to play for Meghan Trainor on her collaboration with Miranda Lambert during the 2014 CMA Awards.

Fraley’s story is one that shows that hard work pays off. He’s always felt that what makes Nashville great is everyone’s willingness to help one another, and his work ethic is influenced by of one of his favorite sayings: “Separate the word impossible and what do you get… I’m Possible.”

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