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Country artist Tommy Brandt performs Friday in Lithia

Tommy Brandt was named the Inspirational Country Music Awards 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year and 2012 Music Evangelist of the Year. He performs Friday in Lithia.

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Tommy Brandt was named the Inspirational Country Music Awards 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year and 2012 Music Evangelist of the Year. He performs Friday in Lithia.

LITHIA — Country artist Tommy Brandt headlines the FarmUSA's monthly gathering with an 8 p.m. concert today at 7820 Lithia Pinecrest Road.

Brandt was named the 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year and the 2012 Music Evangelist of the Year at the Inspirational Country Music Awards. The FarmUSA group became a member of the Nashville-based Inspirational Country Music Association in 2007.

Brandt first began to love country music listening to it on a jukebox as a child. He later developed an appreciation for artists like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. Brandt first joined a local country band in Central Florida as the sound engineer.

He soon started writing songs and learning to play guitar, and then became the band's new lead singer.

He launched his solo career in 1998, and went on to win 29 Christian music awards. Brandt and his wife, Michelle, also started Beyond the Music Promotions to help artists get started in the music industry.

The event will include food at 6 p.m., and an open mike at 7 p.m., followed by Brandt. Admission is free, and a donation box is available. For information, visit thefarmusa.com or call (813) 967-3046.

Times staff

Country artist Tommy Brandt performs Friday in Lithia 12/24/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 3:13pm]
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