The Simon Andersson Story
Simon Andersson is an award winning artist, musician and songwriter. His voice has the ability to capture any listener and when on stage, there’s no doubt he’s a naturally gifted entertainer. In 2013 he became the first non-american ever to win "best country song of the year" at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Simon's music is an awesome combination of rock, country and pop.
Jan woods - a Nashville radio promoter with more than 20 years in the music business - says "Simon Andersson is a triple threat!" Meaning he's great looking, an amazing songwriter and an fantastic artist. She also said after watching Simon perform: "This kid truly has what it takes to become one of the biggest artist on the market today!"
Simon is a masterful guitarist and vocalist. But even so, he plays more than just one instrument. As a kid he started out playing drums at just three years old and had his first teacher when he was five. Later he picked up the piano but realizing his desire for the limelight; guitar, singing and being front stage took over more and more.
After several years being part of different bands, Simon decided to go his own way. Less than one year after launching his solo career in 2012 he walked of the Hollywood stage as the first non-american winner ever for best country song of the year at the HMMA's. This gave Simon great confidence that he was on the right path to success, even though the road up till that point was everything but straight.
Six months later Nashville saw this kid perform on one of it's most legendary stages - Tootsies. On stage with Simon was the musicians of Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw, which later gave him the chance to record in one of Nashville's most legendary studios - Ocean Way. In just two weeks, Simon achieved more than a lot of artists hope to achieve in months or years. Adding to the fact that he's truly something special.
Simon's first album A Brand New Day - an album he produced himself - is a clear result of Simon’s wide array of musical influences. Country came in to Simon's life when he was around twenty years old and though it was a perfect merge with his songwriting, you can clearly hear both rock and pop being a part of his music.
Country Music News International’s review of the album emphasize his unique style and how his voice fits perfectly well to his music. Further they stress how the melodies appeal to the listener instantly and by the second chorus you have no option but to sing-a-long. This also has another effect, Simon’s music is appreciated by fans of all ages. His first album earned him a two-time nomination in Hollywood for ”best song of the year” and since then he's had repeated success with his later singles How Did I Get Here and City Lights.