Brent was listed as Music Connections Top 100 unsigned artist of 2013
Signed with ASCAP The Top publishing company in the World
Brent has been invited to perform for many city functions and organizations most recently in September 2014 performing for the ribbon cutting ceremony for The City Of Buena Parks brand new Performing Arts Center where he was greeted by not only the Mayor and City Manager but also residents in and around Buena Park saying it was one of the best performances they have ever seen!
Brent was invited to perform for the Majestic 2014 Temecula Wine & Balloon Festival
Opened the festivities for San Juan Capistrano's Rodeo Week 2014 with a Five Star performance according to city officials and country music lovers!
Brent tore up the stage at the San Bernardino Fair bringing in fans from all over with the highest reviews 2014
Brent recently won Best Country Song of The Year for Now & Forever at The HMMA Music awards November 2012 in Hollywood CA.
Brent released a recording of Copperhead Road in 2013 that was nominated for Best Country of the year for 2013. The airplay spins Worldwide have been dominating the airwaves! The video of this song on youtube have had thousands of fans hitting the site
Brent won the very prestigious Independent Country Music Artist of the year award from the 14th Annual L.A. Music Awards
Brent holds awards from the OCMA, LAMA, HMMA, and is an official member of the CMA Nashville
Has appeared on FOX Good Day L.A. for several events
Brent won Top-Artist in the Temecula Film Festival Awards
Has performed with many music Legends Incl. The great Buck Owens, Garth Brooks, Vince Gil, and has opened with many others in Las Vegas!
Has 7 recorded albums to date including his latest release and his very first LIVE album Brent Bringin' The Payne Live!
Brent's award winning timeless song Now & Forever that swept the Music Awards in Hollywood for Best Country Song Of The Year is getting World Wide recognition with Massive air play spins and quickly becoming a crowd favorite and household name!
In a contest on a Southern California radio station, 100% of voting listeners voted that they loved the two songs that were played by Brent Payne
Invited to attend the "Blockbuster Entertainment Awards" Hollywood
The single "Take Me By The Hand" stayed on the charts at number #2 for two weeks in Europe
Copperhead Road and Now & Forever continue to gain new fans Worldwide and are always crowd pleasers at Brent's concerts
Brent donates his time to many organizations Incl. a variety of Breast cancer institutes as well as The Fight against Child Abuse, and Veterans.
Brent consistently visits our men and women of the armed forces at the VA Hospitals and the Bob Hope USO
Brent Payne has played with:
*Suzzy Nelson in Oklahoma City
*Buck Owens at the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA
Has opened for numerous musical artists including:
*Charlie Daniels and Good Morning America
*Sons of the Desert
*Robert Earn Keen
*Asleep at the Well
*RailHead at Boulder Station Casinos for the PGA
*PBR at the Thomas Mack Arena Bud Light Party Zone
*NFR down town Fremont Street
*NASCAR down town Fremont Street
*NHRA Drag Assoc.
*Craftsmen Truck Series L.V.
*Fremont Street Hoe Down
*Pro Bull Rider World Finals L.V.
*GM State Line Corp. Show
*Fremont Street, Halloween Party
*Performed for The Disney Hotel, Hyatt, Sheridan, and Hilton Hotels
Brent is an independent artist.
Quotes about Payne
"Payne's got the authenticity and vocal hooks to get him airplay and his writing style is pure country-cowboy." ~The Musician's Trade Journal
"Listen to Brent Payne. He has got it." ~Carlton Haney, Bluegrass Assoc.
After performing with the legendary Buck Owens at the Crytal Palace in Bakersfeild, Buck told Brent that he was "only 3 minutes away."
"Your songs are really good. Keep up the hard work, you've got the talent." Jim Halsey manager of the Oak Ridge Boys
Performed with Dave Gahan from Depeche Mode at USC
"Brent's ability to connect with his audience on a personal level is unmatched. He delivers not just a musical performance, but an experience that is enjoyed by all generations,"
"This is exactly what Fremont Street needed. This group stops the foot traffic in their tracks and in a town like this, that's hard to accomplish." ~Show Biz Weekly
"When they called for all the kids in the crowd to come up on stage and sing a song, it was a personal touch that I never encountered." ~Les Powell, Golden Nugget
Brent Payne (Custom Taylor 12 string, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, fiddle, Mandolin),
Scott Foster (lead guitar,slide guitar, Harmony vocals),
Shirley Montana (Bass guitar),
Eric Brenton (Fiddle, Violin, Banjo, Steel Guitar),
Allen Adams (Drums, Percussion, Harmony Vocals),
Ron Guzek (Piano,Hammond B3,Synthes.)