Casey Daniels

Saturday, November 22, 2014

By Kate Kinder
Editor in Chief 

Casey Daniels is 27 years old and is from Denison, TX and also currently resides there. His hobbies include writing music and playing shows as his number one, but other than his music his hobbies include going to the movies and six flags with my girlfriend, cooking and enjoying life with my friends and family.

Are you currently touring? If so with who?

"I am not currently touring at this moment because I am in the studio recording an album that is set to be released summer of 2015."

Who all have you toured with?

"I have not yet toured with anyone yet, just by myself at the moment, but I have shared the stage with Country Artist such as Stoney Larue, Austin Alsup, Uncle Lucius and in December I will be sharing the stage with Bart Crow in Gainesville, TX."

When and why did you start playing?

"I was 17 years old when I started playing music. I have always loved music and I always knew it would be a goal of mine to proceed in doing. I remember when I was younger I never would go out with friends really because I just wanted to sit at home and write songs that came to my head."

Which instruments do you play?

"I just play the acoustic guitar, but I do sing as well."

What drives your passion?

"My vision is what drives me because I know I can become great with hard work and dedication."

Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?

"I write my songs from everyday life and past events. I like to tell a story in my music.
When I first write music I start off with the hook then I write the verse."

What was the first songs you learned?

"I never really liked playing other people's music I would rather write my own, but the first song I learned was "Shut up and Dance" by Aaron Watson."

Is your family musical?

"No, but there was not a day go by that they were not listening to some genre of music and I think that is why I am so passionate now."

Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?

"The outlaws of country like Johnny Cash, George Jones, Willie Nelson, etc.
They are true and their music comes from the heart it was never about the money with them, they wrote music that connected with people like you and I."

Which famous musicians have you learned from?

"You can honestly learn anything from watching any musician on how to better yourself with your songwriting and stage performance."

What are your fondest musical memories?

"The first time I ever played in front of a crowd. I was nervous, scared and excited all at the same time. Also, I like the feeling of complete strangers coming up to me telling me they love my music and can relate. Makes me feel good that I can touch someone's heart with what I love to do" 

Were you influenced by old records & tapes?

"George Jones 'Greatest Hits Album' influences me a lot because of the stories he told in the songs."

Who are your favorite musicians?

"Kid Rock, Adam Hood, Cody Canada, and Ron Pope."

What is a typical week like for you?

"My weeks are never the same with life on the road and keeping a steady 9-5 job. Juggling my music career, work and family time."

What's your favorite thing about being on the road?

"Meeting new people and seeing new things would be my favorite. Also, I enjoy learning about artist and fans from all over about their likes and dislikes in music."

What's the funniest thing that's happened on the road?

"Funniest thing would of had to be the time my band members and I caught a bottle of moonshine on fire and we thought we were going to blow up the hotel room. We had no idea how flammable that stuff really was."

Best place to eat while on the road?

"I am a big pizza lover so anywhere that serves pizza is where I usually eat or if I don't have time I will grab me some beef jerky at a gas station. You can never go wrong with beef jerky."

What's the best town play in?

"Any town with a friendly town is good to play in, but the college towns are where it is at. I would have to say I love playing in either Stephenville, TX or College Station."

Since everyone was a start up once, can you give any smaller or local bands looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?

"The best tip I can offer is invest in yourself and believe in yourself. Be you and don't let anyone change that. When it comes to getting gigs you just need to promote and market yourself real well because without doing that the bars probably will not take a second look at you." 

"I would like to say that I give God glory in all I do and I appreciate all my family, friends and fans for everything because without them I would not be where I am today."

You can also find His music on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and many more! 

Xxx West Texas Sweetheart

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