Brian Hazelbower has refined his contemporary country sound with his second album 'Back to the muse'. Teaming up with accomplished musician, producer and award-winning composer Andrew Oye, the new album has been described as catchy, well crafted, and enjoyable original songs wrapped up in a well produced musical package.
Brian received a nomination for Male Vocal of The Year at the 2012 Vancouver Island Music Awards for Back to the muse. 7 of the 12 tracks were co-writes with some close friends as well as lyricists across Canada, the US and Australia. The first 10 tracks are what you expect to hear on top 40 country radio station. Sweet guitar hooks and the tasty tones intertwine with heartfelt, clever lyrics. There’s a slow driving alt rock tune ‘Long Long Way’ (which was originally titled ‘Back to the muse’) and the final cut is a ‘can’t get it out of your head’ kind of catchy rockin’ blues number that’s a tribute to the Harbour City and the music scene in Nanaimo where Brian lives on Vancouver Island.