"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).
"ACM Top New Vocal Group/Duo" awarded in 2003;
"Billboard’s #1 Top Country Artist of the Year" for 2002;
"R&R’s #1 New Artist MVP" for 2002;
"Group of the Year" for two consecutive years, from the Canadian Country Music Association;
"Two Top 5 hits" with ''“Fall Into Me”'' and ''“I Should Be Sleeping”'';
As well as a number one music video on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown with ''“Fall Into Me”''