A Country Artist You Need To Know
— Rolling Stone

Brandon Stansell on dancing for Taylor Swift in London and the life of a country singer

Gay Cities - March 2018

Nashville native and Weho dweller Brandon Stansell is changing the face of country music. Since being named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Country Artists You Need to Know,” Brandon is hitting the road to tour America with his first album, Slow Down.

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‘California Country’ Singer Turns Ballad Into Heartbreaking Plea For Queer Inclusion

The Huffington Post - January 2017

Singer-songwriter Brandon Stansell puts his personal twist on one of 2017′s most acclaimed country tunes, reinterpreting one artist’s career struggles as a poignant plea for acceptance.  

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Exclusive: Brandon Stansell Breaks New Ground With Revealing Debut Album

Pop Culture- December 2017

Country music singer-songwriter Brandon Stansell is breaking new ground in an industry slow to change with an album that is arguably one of the first of its kind. Slow Down, his first full-length album released in October, details Stansell's journey coming out.


10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: November 2017

Rolling Stone - November 2017

From a young singer who blends pop hooks with alt-rock, to a blues guitarist with a gift for torch songs



Billboard - October 2017

Finally. Gay narratives are getting their just desserts in the world of mainstream music. There’s a wave of talented acts storming out of the LGBTQ community who aren’t just gay, but also queer, bisexual and sexually fluid as well.


Out country singer Brandon Stansell talks resisting ‘heartless’ administration through music

GLAAD - September 2017

Out gay singer Brandon Stansell burst onto the country music scene in 2016 with his latest EP. Now, the California country crooner has written his first full-length album, Slow Down.

Gay Country Star Brandon Stansell Asks for a Little 'Spare Change,' and We're Happy to Give It

PRIDE - August 2017

It's been an exciting year for up-and-coming gay country music artist Brandon Stansell. This month, he released his fourth music video for his latest single, "Spare Change." In addition, the singer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his full-length album, Slow Down.

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Watch: Brandon Stansell Releases Video for “Spare Change”

Pure M Magazine - August 2017

Last September we wrote about “Slow Down” the latest EP from singer/songwriter Brandon Stansell (see here). Now the the crooner is back with a brand new visual for the final song of the “Slow Down” era.

California Country’ Singer Sees His New Video As ‘Joyful Resistance’

The Huffington Post - August 2017

Brandon Stansell hopes “Spare Change” will speak to a divided America.

Two Angelenos of different ethnic and religious backgrounds find love against the odds in Brandon Stansell’s latest music video, “Spare Change.”

Brandon Stansell Releases “Spare Change” Music Video

Celeb MIx- August 2017

We’ve already had music videos for “Slow Down” and “Never Know” from the Slow Down EP, so it’s no surprise that Brandon Stansell has released a music video for the third track on the EP. This really showcases him as a country music singer whilst easily promoting his Kickstarter campaign.

Interview: Brandon Stansell discusses 'Never Know' single

Digital Journal - February 2017

Singer-songwriter Brandon Stansell chatted with Digital Journal about his latest single "Never Know" and its music video. On his song "Never Know," Stansell said, "The song was something I wrote with two writers in Nashville. It was inspired by a dating attempt gone bad.

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Review: Brandon Stansell releases steamy video for 'Never Know' single

Digital Journal - February 2017

Rising singer and songwriter Brandon Stansell has released his steamy music video for his haunting radio single "Never Know."

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Brandon Stansell Turns Unrequited Love Into A Haunting Video

The Huffington Post - January 2017

Singer-songwriter Brandon Stansell is kicking off 2017 by dropping a new music video, and The Huffington Post got an exclusive first look.


Brandon Stansell Talks 'Slow Down' Music Video and the Growing Gay Country Music Scene

Pride - December 2016

Brandon Stansell made waves earlier this year with his music video for the song "Dear John." Joining a growing number of out gay country music stars, Stansell hasn't played coy regarding his sexuality—or his talent.

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For This Country Singer, Only An Authentic Life Is Worth Singing About

The Huffington Post - October 2016

Brandon Stansell may not be country music’s first openly gay performer, but his new video still feels like a subversive act in a genre so rooted in Americana. 

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Brandon Stansell Talks New EP Slow Down and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post - October 2016

This week I talked with country artist Brandon Stansell about his new EP and music video Slow Down. Stansell brings a fresh face to the country music scene and there’s more that meets the eye with this crooner with Nashville roots breaking into the epicenter of his “California Country” sound.

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Brandon Stansell, ‘Slow Down’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

The Boot - October 2016

Country newcomer Brandon Stansell is premiering the music video for his single “Slow Down” exclusively for readers of The Boot.

Brandon Stansell Speeds Up With “Slow Down”

Pure M Magazine - September 2016

Brandon Stansell introduced himself to the world last February with his debut EP “Dear John” and showed us what he has to offer as an artist. We loved the EP at PureM (Check out our review here) and we’ve been playing it ever since.

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Brandon Stansell Will Break Your Heart with ‘Dear John’ Music Video – WATCH

Towleroad - February 2016

Los Angeles-based country singer Brandon Stansell recently released a music video for his track “Dear John” and it’s as wistful as it is heartrending.

Brandon Stansell pens “Dear John”

Pure M Magazine - March 2016

A lot of artists release EPs these days and you often hear that it’s an introduction to their music, or that it’s a sample of what they’d like to record, but “Dear John” by Brandon Stansell is a completely different type of EP. The 6 track record is nothing short of an emotional, music adventure.


DISCoVERING Brandon Stansell

Country Music Minute - February 2016

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Brandon Stansell is one of country music’s emerging new artists to be on the lookout for. He is a musical sensation and is creating quite the buzz on social media with the recent premiere of his song “Dear John.” 

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Brandon Stansell video debut -  "dear john"

Country Music Minute - February 2016

Brandon Stansell proves himself a standout singer-songwriter on his single, “Dear John.” The Tennessee native was born with Country music in his blood...