One of Canada’s most awarded country music performers, Brian Sklar has built a reputation as a world-class entertainer in Canada, the United States and Europe. His credits include 35 albums, numerous chart singles, and over 310 network and syndicated television shows.
Live performance credits include multiple appearances at the world famous Calgary Stampede, telethons in virtually every province and state of the union, and headliner status at world-class events such as the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, the Swiss National Exhibition, the world's largest country jamboree in Mirande, France (130 thousand people) and the Canadian National Exhibition, plus guest appearances on the Grand Ol Opry and the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree.
Sklar’s latest television series, CTV’s Number One West, has won a total of six national awards for excellence. The show features Sklar and his Band, with a headline guest each week from the Grand Ol Opry, as well as appearances by notable Canadian country recording artists.
Sklar’s group, the TEX PISTOLS, is a throwback to the days of country superstars like Ray Price, Faron Young, Bob Wills and the Sons of the Pioneers. The band’s originals sound like Nashville 1965, and in some cases, Texas 1933. The group's trademarks are Nudie-style rhinestone suits and interaction with the audience the way entertainers used to in Las Vegas in the 50s and 60s.
Brian Sklar and the Tex Pistols are an extremely entertaining trip back to the future; yesterday’s classic country played with today’s energy.
"Brian Sklar is Mr. Showmanship; I admire him as a friend and fellow entertainer…"
- Jean Shepard, Grand Ole Opry
“Brian Sklar and the Tex Pistols…the only group to put the real 'country' in country music…keeping you entertained the whole night through…”
- Willy Cole, Harvard Broadcasting, 620 CKRM Regina
“A total entertainment experience, the Brian Sklar Show is a must-see for anyone who likes to party and loves real country music…”
- Kees De Haan, Crossroads Music, the Netherlands