“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”
— Winston Churchill
Graham Trude Biography
Graham Trude is a Nashville recording artist/song writer and the new breed of country music. Graham's past began as he joined the Canadian Army in 2007, where Graham started his music career in Edmonton, Alberta playing numerous venues while being an active member of the forces.
In 2009 Graham deployed on an eight month tour of duty to Kandahar, Afghanistan in a help to fight the war on terrorism as a front line soldier with the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Graham continued to boost the moral of his fellow comrades with his performance and song writing while in theatre of war.
Graham pursued his career in country music when he was honourably discharged from the military in 2012, shortly afterwards signing his first music deal with Homestead Records. Graham has since been very active in the country music scene earning top 3 in an Ontario wide song writing competition and having his song "15 minute ride" co written with artist, Mike Butler, featured at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Graham released his first track "Redneck Pride" to Canadian Country radio in 2012 earning a considerable amount of exposure and radio play along with the success of his first single " The Ones We Lost" written for his late friend Larry Rudd who passed in Afghanistan. Graham received a large amount of radio exposure during his releases earning him numerous spots on regular rotation along with many guest appearances and building a strong fan base.
Since 2011, Graham has organized numerous concerts in help to support Wounded Warriors donating over $10,000 towards the charity. The concerts have been such a large success that many special guests have attended the shows and concerts have sold out on an annual basis.
Graham has had the honour of sharing the stage with many credible country music artists and entertainers such as, Aaron Lines, The Good Brothers, Jamie Warren, Diane Chase, Stan Webb, Bobby Curtola, Blake Emmons and many more.
Song writing became an initial passion of Graham' as he has written music with Stan Webb (Were From The Country), The Good Brothers (Fox On The Run), Mike Butler (Not Just A Set Of Keys) and Tommy Gilham (Nascar Disease). in 2013, Graham and Tommy Gilham collaborated to write the success of a national television theme song for reality Wild Tv's " The Real Canadian Joe's" which Graham sang and was featured on. Currently the song "Seen What I've Seen" written with Canadian Country stars (Wyatt) is being recorded on Graham's debut album and helping raise money for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In 2018, Graham has just released a new single "At My Age" with country music hall of fame artist, Brian Good, from "The Good Brothers" to help raise money for the Wounded Warriors Weekend for American and Canadian soldiers. This song will be distributed throughout Canada and the United States and majority of proceeds will be going to help retired and active veterans suffering from visible and non visible wounds. The release of Graham's first full debut album with Allied Music Group is pending a release date at this time.
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