From Disney to Belmont to now taking the country pop world by storm, this artist management duo turned their creative friendship into a successful career in the music industry.
Former Belmont student Dylan Brady and his manager Alex Goodman spoke with the president of Belmont’s CMA EDU chapter, Abbie Dierbeck, for a Q&A about their transition from students to professionals in country music on Wednesday.
At 20 years old, Brady found his sense of self like many other Belmont students — through writing music and singing songs.
“My heart is in country music, my heart’s in writing my own songs,” said Brady.
When his opportunity to turn that into a career arrived, he joined forces with Alex Goodman to tackle the music industry. From Goodman’s perspective, it’s about working with someone who you truly believe in.
“I’m fortunate enough that Dylan is a workhorse, he’s always motivated,” said Goodman.
Now, Brady and Goodman push each other to create something powerful through music. With their combined efforts, Brady caught the eyes of Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett, leading to a record deal with Barry Weiss Records.
As Brady’s singles gain attention, his overall goal is to eventually land a song at the top of the country charts and radio.
Until then, be sure to check out his latest singles “Boyfriend” and “I Hate California.”
This article by Chloe Eberhardt. Photos by Chloe Eberhardt and Chandler Maynard.