Good Afternoon Brandon! Thank you so much for talking with Battered and Brewed!
It’s my pleasure!
What was life like growing up in Texas?
Everything was bigger of course. Haha! It was very similar to here in Nashville. There’s a lot of good people, a lot of things to do, and no shortage of great food.
They say Texas does food bigger and better than anywhere else, what was your favorite meal growing up?
Tex-Mex has always been a favorite in my family. Some chips & queso with some tacos and I’m all set!
Was music a part of your family gatherings?
Not too much actually. There’s a few musicians on my mom’s side of the family and we would break out a few songs every now and then.
Do you like to cook at home, or prefer to eat out now?
I love the idea of cooking at home… However, it rarely happens. I tend to frequent chick-fil-a and all the local taco shops.
If you had to pick one type of cuisine, what would you say is your favorite?
How does food play a part when touring or being in new places?
Usually when we’re on the road, it seems like our only options are McDonald’s and Subway since those are what we see at nearly every exit. But it’s always a goal for us to hit the local diners in the towns that we play in. We try our best to stay healthy and to enjoy the local food and not the fast food chains for every meal!
Tell us about one memorable meal you’ve had during your travels.
I played a show in Platteville, WI at a local Italian restaurant called Benvenuto’s Platteville. It was some of the best food I’ve ever had! We had an appetizer that was like Italian nachos of some sort that was bomb! Also, the bread was on point. I mean, who doesn’t like bread?
What is your favorite food to pig out on after a show?
I usually love a really juicy, greasy burger with fries.
If you could pick one food to eat every day for the rest of your life, what would that be?
Chips and queso all day.
Where is your favorite place to eat at in Nashville?
Taqueria Del Sol
What are 3 things you can always find in your refrigerator?
Turkey, eggs, and milk.
Tell us a little about what you have going on music and tour wise?
I’m currently writing a ton and am working on putting out a new album. There’s so many moving parts to the whole thing. I’m also doing some college touring and playing around Nashville in different writers rounds and such.
Finally for Battered and Brewed, If you could have a drink with anyone, who would it be and what would you drink?
Keith Urban. Jack and Coke.
Country music artist Brandon Chase is nothing shy of a miracle. Only a few days old, Brandon quit breathing 64 times in 12 hours and was told by doctors he could be deaf, blind, mentally impaired, or possibly all three. Not only did the Arlington, TX native not suffer any complications from his childhood, he instead went on to graduate high school at the age of 15. He then completed his masters certificate in songwriting from Berklee College of Music at the age of 17. Brandon taught himself how to play the piano and guitar and has been writing his own original music since the age of 14. Brandon was featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and also “Rising Stars of Country”, following the release of his EP “Country Enough”. His most recent achievement was appearing multiple times on season 5 of NBC’s The Voice as a member of Blake Shelton’s team. Brandon is currently recording his debut album set to release mid 2014. The first single off the album, titled “One”, is currently playing on Country Radio nationwide and is available for download on all digital platforms.
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