J.C. Brae – How High Did You Go

“How High Did You Go”, is the third track on the J.C Brae CD and was written by Mark Nesler/Tony Martin.

Lyrics:

Billy and his bicycle screamed down the hill

His school buddies yelled out you’re gonna get killed

Right as his wheels hit the ramp made of plywood and blocks

For a moment in time he soared above them

Evil Knievel had nothing on him

He was brave and foolish, young and carefree, he was launched

Flying over a ditch that was too wide to be jumped across

 

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When he finally came down

Crashed into the ground

It wasn’t the stars that he saw

Or how far that he fell that they wanted to know

They all gathered ’round and said, “tell us”

How high did you go

 

The whole town said Billy would never get far

When he climbed on a greyhound with his old guitar

But he hopped off in Nashville, caught a song, headed straight to the top

He thought as he sang on the Grand Old Opry

Hank Sr and Jr.’s got nothing on me

He was fresh, had the look, had a hit, had a hat, he was hot

Flying up the new country charts until it all went  pop

 

CHORUS

When he finally came down

Crashed into the ground

It wasn’t the stars that he saw

Or how far that he fell that they wanted to know

They all gathered ’round and said, “tell us”

How high did you go

 

So to all you big dreamers and dishearted schemers

Who find yourselves back in the hole

Skip all the low points and tell us

How High Did You Go!

 

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J.C. Brae – I Remember That Lonely

“I Remember That Lonely”, is the second track on the CD and a song that everyone can relate too.  This song is written by, Karen Staley and Doug McDonald

Lyrics:

My friend called me up cryin’ in the middle of the night

Said he missed her so damn bad, he wouldn’t make the morning light

I said, “I’ve been there buddy, the darkest hours before the dawn”

If it weren’t for amazing grace, I couldn’t have held on”

I told him not to be ashamed of asking for some help

I walked through that valley myself.

CHORUS

I remember that lonely

Brother, I know your pain

That soul crushing sorrow

That’ll drive you insane

I’ll be here for you

You can lean on me

Cause I remember that lonely

 

If it weren’t for you girl, I’d still be where he’s at

Drowning in my memories, I shudder to think back

But maybe I went through it so I would understand

How to give some comfort to a broken, desperate man

I told him just hang on I promise it gets better

I’ll be right over and we” get through this storm together.

 

CHORUS

I remember that lonely

Brother, I know your pain

That soul crushing sorrow

That’ll drive you insane

I’ll be here for you

You can lean on me

Cause I remember that lonely

 

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J.C. Brae – Talking Dirty

“Talking Dirty” is the first track on the J.C. Brae CD.  “Talking Dirty” was written by Don Ellis/Tom Paden/Eddie Kilgallon)  We enjoyed producing “Talking Dirty” as it is a fun and flirty song.

Lyrics:

Under the hood of her black corvette

Covered in grease, oil, and sweat

Lookin’ hot in that summer sun

Baby makes my motor run

 

CHORUS

Four Wheelin’ mud slingin’

Kickin’ up a little dust

That’s the way it is

With the two of us

Grass Stains, backyard games

She can’t get enough

She looks so sweet

When she’s cleaned up pretty

But it turns me on when she’s

Talkin’ Dirty

 

Out in the garden diggin’ in the dirt

God’s green earth all over her shirt

Cut-off jeans and a red bandanna

They grow ’em good down in Alabama

 

CHORUS

Four Wheelin’ mud slingin’

Kickin’ up a little dust

That’s the way it is

With the two of us

Grass Stains, backyard games

She can’t get enough

She looks so sweet

When she’s cleaned up pretty

But it turns me on when she’s

Talkin’ Dirty

 

She says wash me down with a water hose

She comes out smelling like a rose

Take my hand says my work is done

Let’s you and me go have some fun

 

CHORUS

Four Wheelin’ mud slingin’

Kickin’ up a little dust

That’s the way it is

With the two of us

Grass Stains, backyard games

She can’t get enough

She looks so sweet

When she’s cleaned up pretty

But it turns me on when she’s

Talkin’ Dirty

 

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J.C. Brae Project -Thank You!

J.C. Brae Project wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for everyone involved in producing J.C. Brae’s first CD.  J.C. Brae Project would like to thank the following for all their hard work.  They are as follows:

Executive Producers:  J.C. Brae & Jacqueline Burke

Producer – J.C. Brae & Jacqueline Burke

J.C. Brae – Lead Vocals

Johnny Hiland – Acoustic & Lead Guitars, Keyboards, Bass Guitar

Denny Hemingson – Steel and Lap Guitars

Nate Mason – Drums

Steve Thomas – Fiddle, Mandolin

Dave Spak – Background Vocals

Tony High – Engineer

Larry Hanson

Tool Shed – Nashville, TN

Fatback Studios – Nashville, TN

Platinum Lab – Nashville, TN

Width Studios – Nashville, TN

Writers:  Corey Barker & Alfons Kettner (Mississippi Rendezvous), Tom Paden & Pat Durbin (If Only), Karen Staley & Doug McDonald (I Remember that Lonely), Mark Nesler & Tony Martin (How High Did You Go), Greg Cook, Tom Paden & Eddie Kilgallon (Savin It Up For Saturday Night), Joe Nichols, Wil Nance & Steve Dean (Somebody’s Baby), and Don Ellis, Tom Paden & Eddie Kilgallon (Talking Dirty).

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J.C. Brae Project – Chasing a Dream

To be able to chase your Dream, is something most people can’t say they have had an opportunity to do.  When you have the opportunity to go after your Dream, harness every minute and give it your all!

So many things can stand in the way of trying to accomplish your Dreams; whether it is financial, home or career obligations, job, significant others, etc.  BUT, in communicating the importance of having the opportunity to at least try to make steps towards your Dream, at least steps will be taken.

One step at a time is key!  You don’t have to do it all at once to have fulfillment; doing a bit each day will help you enjoy the entire process.

Sometimes the longer it takes the better, as this is where memories will be made.

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J.C Brae Project – Introduction to J.C. Brae

On April 4, 1974, J.C. Brae was born in Sudbury, Ontario Canada as (Jean-Claude) with a microphone in his hand!   The eighth child out of nine; out of four boys he is the youngest son.  His stage name J.C. Brae is in honour of his children; his daughter Jacey and his son Braeden.

At 2 years old, he was whistling country tunes playing on the radio; by the time he was in Grade 2 he entered a talent contest and sang “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers.  He won this talent contest and was soon labelled “The Gambler” by all his school mates.

As a young boy, J.C. often imitated a variety of Country Music Artists such as John Conlee, Hank Williams Sr. , as well as, Jeannie Sheppard; of course until puberty kicked in!  Family and friends were always playing cassette tapes and requesting J.C. to sing along with the music; he gave them constant entertainment.

As J.C. was growing up, his family home was known as, “The Party House”; a place where family and friends would come over on the weekends to listen to good Country music; Dolly Parton, George Jones and Porter Wagoner rang through the house, which inspired J.C. to start writing music at an early age.

Throughout J.C.’s life he has had many passions; one being hockey – a true Canadian boy!!  As a teenager, J.C. played hockey in Sudbury, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta and tried out for the OHL, with opportunities to play in the European hockey league, however his devotion to his family kept him at home.  J.C. remains a solid and devoted Calgary Flames fan.

When J.C. wasn’t playing sports, especially hockey he continued to sing, write and perform.  Then before you knew it, Karaoke hit the scenes!  This allowed J.C. an opportunity to perfect his voice in crowded bars.  J.C. entered numerous Karaoke contests and won the majority; this gave him the confidence and the will to take his music to the next level.  J.C. had so much to offer the Country Music Industry and nothing to lose.

In 1991 J.C. found himself in a relationship with a young woman and 3 years later his eldest son was born, named Zac.  Realizing that they were too young and were not in love, they parted ways.

In 1995, J.C. married and had two children; throughout the years, while working numerous jobs, supporting a wife and raising two kids, he still tried to follow his passion but it often was put on the shelf for a later time. In 1999 J.C.’s father Archille passed away unexpectedly, which set him back.  Archille was his father, friend and confidant and is missed daily.  J.C. turned his grief into lyrics which are currently being written to music for his next Album; his father always told J.C. to take a negative and turn it into a positive.

In 2005 J.C. found his marriage was falling apart and after several attempts, they decided to go their separate ways, remaining friends even till this day.  J.C. being the best father he could be and living in a community where the unemployment rate was soaring, decided for his children’s sake, he would travel out to British Columbia where the economy at the time was on a rise.  It was hard to leave his children in Ontario, but knowing he could provide for them better he made the move.

Once J.C. arrived in British Columbia, his life changed and changed for the better.  Not only was he able to provide for his children, but he then met Jacqueline, the love of his life; a woman who made him realize that his dreams are attainable and dreams do come true.

After 2 years in British Columbia, J.C. and Jacqueline decided to follow their dreams and passions in life and they moved back to Ontario where they reside with Jacqueline’s daughter and J.C.’s two children.  They established a friendship with J.C.’s ex-wife and her family; one big, extended, happy household.   Since then, nothing has stood in their way of their dreams.

In October of 2008, J.C. and Jacqueline travelled to Nashville, TN to record his new self-titled album; an adventure and a learning experience, but one they will never forget.  They Produced this album with numerous of very talented people; they will be forever grateful for the Southern hospitality and care they received while in Nashville, TN.

Talkin Dirty, Mississippi Rendezvous, Somebody’s Baby and Savin It Up for Saturday Night are great dance tunes that everyone will be able to relate too.  “I Remember That Lonely” and “If Only” are songs which will help mend broken hearts all over the Country.  Songs are meant to inspire and also provide comfort when relationships change.

“How High Did You Go” was written by the same writer who provided Keith Urban with his #1 hit “You Look Good In My Shirt” – meeting Mark Nesler was an amazing experience; the creativity in his mind is endless and J.C. looks forward to working with him in the future.

“I’m Only 10 Years Old” is written by J.C. Brae, which was inspired by his daughter Jacey.  During a very critical time in J.C. and his daughters’ lives, a great song was written.  Puts a whole new look on, “when given lemons, make lemonade”.

At the present time, J.C. and Jacqueline have added 2 businesses to their life – J.C. Brae Music and Brandy Records – their independent Indie label.  Brandy Records was also arrived at with the loss of their family pet which Jacqueline had for 15 years – a black cockapoo named Brandy.  Brandy brought comfort to the family, she was a cuddle monster; she is missed every day.

Life has been one adventure after another, but J.C. and his family have taken their combined hardships, mourned their losses, cried their tears, and picked themselves up and carried on; life is what you make it and as long as there is Country Music playing.

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