Brent Williams

"Umbrella in the Rain"
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Renowned for being one of Canada’s pioneers in music business, this charming and versatile entertainer from Nova Scotia remains dedicated to traveling and sharing his music from coast to coast.

Whether your taste is for rich country vocals accompanied by acoustic guitar, 5-string banjo, picking blue grass or fiddle tunes ranging from old time to Cajun, Brent Williams does it all. His talent and charisma leaves most people in awe over his performance.

Brent’s music is enjoyed worldwide, and his popularity is still growing. Not only has he recorded numerous albums and CDs, his versatility makes him outstanding in his field, and sets him apart from most other artists.

“Umbrella in the Rain”

Awards & Achievements

Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame

Brent Williams was inducted into the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

Lifetime Achievement Award

On March 7th, 2015, Brent received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA).

Stompin' Tom Award

In 2020, Brent was one of 5 recipients of the Stompin’ Tom Award, which honours musicians who have made long-term contributions to East-Coast music in Canada.

In the Media

Brent was one of the founding members of the Canadian Country Music association, and continues to tour throughout the Maritimes and Canada. He has been featured many times in the media, including the links below:

Brent Williams Inducted into Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame

Meet the musician from N.S. who helped pioneer bluegrass in Canada

‘Being two black people, it was very unique to be playing that kind of music,’ says Brent Williams.

CBC News · Posted: Nov 27, 2019

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