Review: Dean Brody – Gypsy Road (Open Road / Universal Music Canada)

Dean BrodyDespite the fact that Canadian country music star Dean Brody is arguably one of the nicest and most humble musicians that calls our country home, he sure knows how to pack a punch with his music. Brody’s newest album, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Crop Circles, kicks off with the quintessential summer song (“Upside Down”) before moving into the tongue-in-cheek track “Hillbilly.” Especially poignant is “Footprints Of A Giant,” Brody’s tribute to the families of armed forces members who have tragically lost a loved one. It is those listener connections and Brody’s ability to tell stories via his songs so effectively that will ensure he has a long road ahead of him yet.