Paul Brandt to earn honorary degree
Award-winning singer/songwriter Paul Brandt works on behalf of several local and global humanitarian efforts.
Born in Calgary, Paul Brandt attended Mount Royal College to study nursing and worked as a pediatric nurse at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. During this time, he continued to pursue his passion for music.
Winning first prize in the Youth Talent Showdown at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, he went on to capture the attention of Warner Brothers Records in Toronto and was later signed by the Nashville office. After the release of his debut album, Calm Before the Storm, the #5 song, “My Heart Has A History,” became the first song to chart in the U.S. by a Canadian Male Country Artist. The follow-up single “I Do” went to #1.
Over a stellar musical career, Brandt has received numerous Canadian Country Music Awards, JUNO Awards, and also the Country Music Award for Global Artist of the Year in 2005.
Using his fame as a platform to help people around the world, Brandt’s
humanitarian efforts include working with World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse and, in doing so, helps to raise awareness of the various needs in developing and war-torn countries.
For his outstanding achievements in music and humanitarianism, the University of Lethbridge will honour Paul Brandt by conferring upon him the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa.