Michelle Branch managed to create a niche for herself in a crowded teen-pop market as a singer-songwriter in the early 2000s. A decade later and Michelle Branch is still one of the hottest singer-songwriters in the business as she continues to record and tour throughout 2011. Michelle Branch tour dates have been scheduled to support her upcoming third album. Don't miss a date on the Michelle Branch concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Michelle Branch tour dates and concert tour information.
The Arizona native grew up listening to Sheryl Crow and Jewel, and taught herself how to play the guitar as a teen. Within weeks of picking up her steel-string, she wrote her first song and scheduled concerts at local Arizona venues. She independently released her debut album, Broken Bracelet, in 2000 to local fanfare and she continued to tour. She was soon noticed by pop group Hanson who invited Branch to open for them at their LA tour dates. In 2001, the 17-year-old signed a deal with Madonna's Maverick Records and hit the studio with legendary producer John Shanks to produce her major label debut. The Spirit Room was released that August and its lead single, "Everywhere", became a hit on the radio and on MTV. For the video, Branch won the Viewer's Choice award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. The album also spawned the hits "All You Wanted" and "Goodbye To You" earning Branch her first Platinum plaque. Michelle Branch tour dates were scheduled on the opening stage for her idol, Sheryl Crow, on her C'Mon C'Mon Tour in 2003. Branch closed out the year with a Grammy win for her collaboration with Santana on the single "The Game of Love", and she was also nominated for the Best New Artist Award at the 2003 Grammy Awards.
Branch continued to tour in support of her debut, all the while writing material for her sophomore set. The album, Hotel Paper, was written during Branch's hectic concert schedule and highlights the struggles of new found fame and life on the road. The Platinum album featured the lead-off single, "Are You Happy Now", which not only became a hit on radio but also garnered Branch another Grammy nod. Following the release of the album, Branch teamed up with friend and musician Jessica Harp, to form The Wreckers. They released their only album to-date, Stand Still, Look Pretty, in 2006 and scored a country hit with "Leave the Pieces". The single was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance and the album was certified Gold. After receiving success on the country format, Branch decided to go country and moved to Nashville. She recorded the country infused album, Everything Comes and Goes, which was eventually released as an EP in 2010.
Branch has been busy touring and recording new material for her upcoming pop-rock album, West Coast Time, which is set for release in 2011. The first single, "Loud Music", was released to radio in June, 2011 and Michelle Branch tour dates have been scheduled throughout the year. In total, she has released two Platinum solo albums, a Gold album with the Wreckers, and she won a Grammy for her collabo with Santana. Branch is her generation's most versatile singer-songwriter, having found success in multiple genres ranging from hip-hop to country. Don't miss a Michelle Branch concert date as she tours the nation throughout 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Michelle branch tour dates and concert schedule information.
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