He was so passionate about his faith that he sought to attend Cincinnati Bible College on a full scholarship, to train as a music minister, however, destiny had other plans up her sleeves that would not interfere with his passion at the time. The Backstreet Boys rose to worldwide recognition in the 90s, churning out records that were a favorite of many teenagers at the time. Among many of the struggles the Boys get candid about in their story, it was revealed that group member, Brian Littrell has been suffering from Muscle Tension Dysphonia. Archived from on April 29, 2007. This film that the Boys and their management co-executive produced is the first time you will see their story completely uncensored. His first solo album, Welcome Home, was released on May 2, 2006, which, like the Backstreet Boys projects, is a release.
The album peaked at number 74 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 on the Christian charts, and has sold over 100,000 copies. Leighanne was born on July 20, 1969, in Marietta, Georgia. What are some of the challenges of being a teenager entering showbiz? Breaking away from that mega-successful boy band, Littrell has decided to revamp his image, if not entirely his sound, by dedicating himself to Christian music. I would sing with my parents and everybody. The couple shares a son together named Baylee Thomas Wylee Littrell.
The crooner was born with a congenital heart defect and had to undergo an open heart surgery in 1998 to fix a hole in his heart. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1. I was on tour with my dad and in bed one night and just sat up, got my little notebook out and started singing. On Christmas Eve of 1999, they became engaged and got married on September 2nd, 2000. Brian Littrell Biography Age Brian Thomas Littrell was born on February 20, 1975, in Lexington, Kentucky.
During his junior year in high school, his Orlando-based cousin Kevin Richardson reached out to him and invited him to join a boy band he was setting up which would become the Backstreet Boys. . As a result it causes his voice to regularly stop performing efficiently. His debut solo album Welcome Home 2007 sold over 100,00 copies in the United States alone within its first year of release. I got off of Broadway in New York and my dad was working with Florida Georgia Line on their record, so I started listening to new country music for the first time -- I had listened to the old stuff with my grandparents, but that was it.
My parents are incredible and I love them to death. Atypical of kids raised in Christian homes, Brian joined his Porter Memorial Baptist Church choir as a kid and began exploring his vocal abilities. S as of April 2007. He has been very successful on the Christian album chart. This is a condition that causes the sound and feel of his voice to change due to extreme muscle tension in and around the voice box. Some of her film credits include My Fellow Americans 1996 , Olive Juice 2001 and Wild America 1997.
Gaining support and hoping your friends can understand you is hard. It has also proven to be a challenge for the working process of the group when recording their 2013 album, In A World Like This. When did you realize you might want to pursue music as a career? This is how I can get away from my worries or bad things. What were you writing about at such a young age? He stands at 5 feet 7 inches which is 1.
Brian used the platform of this documentary to break this news to their fans for the first time, and now he is finally beginning to find the strength to talk about his condition publicly. However since Brian has one of the most powerful voices in the Backstreet Boys, his rehab comes with a great deal of pressures. His Christian values have come to shape his career over the years. Brian can be seen dealing with his condition with his therapist, and working through it throughout the whole film.
And, my cousin, saw two shows when I was on Broadway with Disaster! In addition to music, Brian also played basketball as a kid but was more drawn to his musical side. Here is more about his rise to musical greatness as well as facts about his personal life. When I was younger, it was harder to understand. Like her husband, Leighanne is an evangelical Christian. I was writing cute, little poems and almost love songs! I want to get back out there and sing! If you want to be a football player, we want you to be the best football player you can be.
He was born on November 26, 2002, and in 2008, he was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease, an inflammation of the blood vessel which he overcame. Their long-lasting union has been something of a breath of fresh air in an industry awash with divorce drama. With Lou Pearlman who was later convicted of fraud as their manager, the Backstreet Boys enjoyed an exponential rise in success first in Europe, Asia and then America. During this time, he maintained his duties as a member of the Backstreet Boys. Brian also boasts a hugely successful solo music career as a contemporary Christian Music artist. The heart defect he suffered from was what led him to start Healthy Heart Club which is focused on providing financial, medical and practical assistance to kids with heart defects.