Simon Andersson has mastered the art of blurring international lines with his music. Becoming the first Swedish artist ever to win an award in the US for "Best Country Song of the Year" is just one of the many accomplishments Simon has checked off of his list of achievements. The winning song was Mia, and in a few short years Simon has started to make a name for himself and his craft world wide.
The win didn't go by unnoticed and Simon soon found himself in the heart of Nashville, working on Music Row. He recorded with the same musicians found behind superstars like Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift and ended up debuting on the Country Break-out Chart top 80. The success was followed up by appearances on American television, CMA Music Festival and radio airplay world wide.
True to his musical roots he spans between different genres including pop, rock, country and blues. Mike Thomas, Program Director for KFAV in America says, “It’s proof that good country music doesn’t have to come from this side of the pond.”
On the heels of his second single released in the U.S., Simon was a member of an elite group of artists that were chosen to be a part of Country Music Association’s Fan Fair X. The CMA Music Festival sold out seven months in advance prompting a record- setting daily attendance of 87,680 fans and Mr. Andersson was able to meet fans from all over the world.
Simon’s love for music developed at a young age and was heavily influenced by his Swedish upbringing, a country with great music traditions. After years in different bands, Simon stepped out on his own and has been blazing the trail ever since.
His music has seen international success with airplay in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Sweden to name a few. The last two singles Desperate Man and Talkin’ Bout a Revolution being no exceptions. They’ve been very well received by the public and critics alike and landed as #1 on the British Unsigned Pop Chart. Whether Simon is in Sweden, America or somewhere in between, you can be sure he’s on a stage giving everything he has to his fans.
CMA Music Festival, Nashville
The Fonda Theater, Hollywood
Live on FOX 17, American TV
Memorial Park, Hendersonville
Tootsies (special performance), Nashville
Rippy’s live radio performance, Nashville
Songwriter Festival, Copenhagen
The Stage, Nashville
Malmö Arena, Malmö
Live on national radio P4 , Sweden
#1 British Unsigned Pop Chart 2018
(EGH Radio June, UK)
”Honorable mention” 2016
(Unsigned Only, Nashville)
Challenger for ”Svensktoppen” 2016
(National Swedish Radio top list)
Winner of ”Best Song” 2016
Gold Medal Swedish Championship in Country Music
(Country SM, Sweden, Pop/Rock Country)
Winner of ”Best Country Song of the year” 2013
(Hollywood Music in Media Awards)
> Desperate Man #1 Unsigned Pop Chart - UK 2018
> Desperate Man #2 Scottish New Music Global Chart - 2018
> Mia video reached 1.000.000+ people on US & New Zeeland TV
> Thousands of people read updates & info
> 25.000+ followers on social media
> 140.000+ views on official YouTube channel
> Medium to Heavy rotation on Swedish radio 2015, 2016 & 2018
> How Did I Get Here reach top 80 on Country Breakout chart 2015
> Mia single up 75 places on US Country Chart 2014 in 5 weeks
> Artist of the week Radio P4 250.000+ listeners 2012
Simon's music is played worldwide on numerous radio stations including both FM and internet stations. He's been on the Nashville Music Row chart twice and been rotated on national Swedish radio for months with different songs. He's been topping various charts in the the UK and is regularly featured on shows in Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand and Italy to name a few.
One of Sweden's top journalists cover Simon's new single and CMA Music Fest debut
Winning in Hollywood makes Simon the first Swede ever to win a country award in the US
STIM (Swedish Songwriter Association) recognize Simon’s success in the US