Emerson Drive, is a country music band which started out in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada in 1995. They received the 2002 Billboard Music Award for New Country Artist Of The Year. Their albums include Emerson Drive and What If?. A new CD, "Countrified," will be released in fall 2006. Members of Emerson Drive are Brad Mates (lead vocals), David Pichette (fiddle), Danick Dupelle (lead guitar), Mike Melancon (drums), Patrick Bourque (bass) and Dale Wallace (keyboards). Mates is the only member of the band that now hails from Alberta, while the other members hail from British Columbia (Wallace) & Quebec (Bourque, Dupelle, Melancon, & Pichette).
Group of the Year for two consecutive years, from the Canadian Country Music Association;
As well as a number one music video on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown with “Fall Into Me”
They were dropped from Nashville record label Dreamworks only to be signed with Midas Records, Nashville. They originally recorded the songs "You're Like Coming Home" and "I'll Die Trying". The songs were recorded by Lonestar after Emerson Drive was dropped from Dreamworks. They just recently released their brand new single "A Good Man".