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Alberta’s independent country sensation Dan Davidson has created undeniable momentum in the last few years. With 4 CCMA nominations, 10 ACMA awards, a gold record, a number 1 selling Canadian song, top 20 charting numbers and over 100 performances this year – it’s easy to forget that he is still a new face on the scene.
Dan exploded onto the Canadian country scene in 2016 with the release of his second single “Found” (Co-written by Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers). Dan became arguably the indie story of 2016/2017 as his single “Found” rocketed up the charts and he became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada. It was also the #1 selling Canadian country song for several weeks in July and August 2016. On just his second release ever in country music – he has a GOLD single. The following singles “Barn Burner”, “Say We Did” and “Lets Go There” helped further his momentum with more top 20 recognition and solidified his name as an artist on the rise – definitely someone to watch.
Dan is new-ish to the country scene but is far from “green” in the music industry. He spent over 10 years playing in the well-known Canadian indie rock band Tupelo Honey (who has several top 40 hits, top selling iTunes records and toured with bands like Bon Jovi). On the advice of a couple of long-time friends (who happen to be top selling Canadian country artists), Dan decided to start focusing on his new country project.
Dan’s country sound came together as he started writing and working on music with Toronto producer Jeff Dalziel (Washboard Union, River Town Saints, Autumn Hill, Brett Kissel) and the two spend the better part of a year developing an EP that’s characteristic of Dan’s love of “good time” music. Those “good time” vibes are also a huge part of his personality.