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Suzie Brown



Biography

Sometimes you don't know what's going to make you happy. No one understands this more deeply than Suzie Brown, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who is also an Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant cardiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After years of working hard for success in the medical field, Brown discovered a relentless pull towards music that has now yielded five albums, a succession of songwriting awards, featured placement of her music at retailers like Starbucks and the Gap, and invitations to TEDMED and other conferences around the country to speak about finding a vulnerability through music that makes her a better doctor.


Scot Sax knows his way around a solid pop song. He has been writing them for years, with his own bands Wanderlust and Feel, and as a purveyor of hits for singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. It was Sax, in fact, who co-wrote the country duo’s Grammy-winning smash “Like We Never Loved At All.” His catchy “I Am the Summertime,” penned while with the band Bachelor Number One, was featured in the blockbuster “American Pie.” And he’s netted countless TV credits, with song placements in shows like “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “CSI: NY” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Following his chart-topping single “I Walked” from the band’s 1995 RCA Records debut, “Prize,” he hit the charts again with his band Feel and the singles “Got Your Name On It” and “Won’t Stand In Your Way.” Later, his collaboration with CBS Records’ artist Sharon Little would result in a career highlight: being hand-picked to open for Robert Plant and Allison Krauss on the duo’s 2008 “Raising Sand” tour.

Brown and Sax met by chance at a mutual friend's wedding. Eleven months later they were married. It didn't take long to realize that their chemistry was infectious both on and off the stage, and they have been slowly but surely combining their musical worlds.

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Video 7/31/2019: Suzie Brown

After years of success in the medical field, Suzie Brown discovered a relentless pull towards music that has now yielded five albums, a succession of songwriting awards, featured placement of her music at retailers like Starbucks and the Gap, and invitations to TEDMED and other conferences around the country, speaking about finding a vulnerability through music that makes her a better doctor. Scot Sax knows his way around a song.  He has been writing them for years, whether it was with his own bands Wanderlust and Feel, or as a purveyor of hits for singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.  It was Sax, in fact, who co-wrote the country duo’s Grammy®–winning smash “Like We Never Loved At All.”

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