The other night our staff enjoyed a special evening with Paul Brandt at the Calgary Home Builder Association’s September Dinner Meeting. While we were being entertained with Paul’s immense talent and unique wit, we all came to learn more about a special initiative that he has spearheaded;
‘This September, Corus Entertainment’s CMT (Canada) presents the premiere of Paul Brandt’s BUILD IT FORWARD, a series about inspiring individuals and communities to give of themselves and create a better world for everyone in it. Produced by Corkscrew Media Inc., in association with CMT (Canada), this series premieres Saturday, September 17 at 10 p.m. ET.
Hosted by country music star Paul Brandt, BUILD IT FORWARD chronicles the emotional journey of seven separate families at risk of homelessness who will be receiving a new home. While the recipient family works first hand and receives the goodwill and grace of donations and volunteers in the creation of their new home, they are also required to “build it forward” by volunteering in their own community as well as travelling abroad to help build for others in need.
Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history. Although his roots started far from stardom, today his fan base, music and philanthropic efforts reach small towns, across big cities and beyond international borders. Born in Calgary, Alberta, his first big break was in 1996 with the single “My Heart has a History”, which hit number one in Canada and made him the first Canadian male country artist to reach the Billboard Top Ten in the US since Hank Snow in 1974. A Gold (US) and Triple Platinum (Canada) selling album, “Calm Before the Storm”, followed. Paul has nine tremendously successful albums to his credit to date. In addition to his music, Paul also has a strong passion for helping people, working with a number of charities, including his own foundation, The Priceless Gift of Hope Foundation (priceles$), and being involved with humanitarian pursuits around the globe.’ (source: Corus)