The roads leading into and out of Nashville have carried many Artists and Songwriters. Only scant few combine those travels with the kind of craftsmanship learned firsthand from the masters of Country Music. Having literally lived in the stables of Hall of Famers Hank Cochran, Red Lane, Max D. Barnes, and Waylon Jennings, Danny Griego has built his real life experiences into his trade. Penning songs recorded by the Legendary Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver, and Micheal Martin Murphey, Danny has lived his musical fire.
Cutting his trail alongside time-tested traditional recording artists like Marty Robbins, Danny’s sound includes a unique mixture of Spanish and English. His family legacy includes the founding of El Paso TX in 1598, and the colonization of Santa Fe New Mexico in 1610. This pioneer stock lends a rich authenticity to his music. Having performed over 3000 live shows, called “pay’n your dues” adds to his grit. Industry insiders consider his traditional country with a Spanish flare something unique. Words like “real,” “straight” and “grounded” are used to describe him. An avid hunter, fisherman, and horseman, this Cowboy singer hangs his hat in Texas. When we asked him what his favorite all time written work was, we expected him to give us a Haggard song title. He simply replied, without hesitation, “The Bible.” There are good works coming down the road from this Hombre!!!
Danny's music will be spotlighted all week starting on Sunday, July 14, 2013 on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio. Listen Online: www.a1country.com
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Country music’s influence knows no bounds. Today our industry finds their gems in unlikely places, like Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. This is what happened with singer/songwriter Scott Hooper, who recently signed with Lamon Records.
Scott began singing country music in the Bay State at a young age and paired his voice with a guitar at age 15. While developing his talent, he found a skill to set him apart and keep country music fans all over New England entertained – he could alter his voice to sound like a variety of artists.
Scott began to imitate the likes of Bob Seger, Bon Jovi, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Elvis while his natural charisma gave him a magnetic stage presence. His cover band successfully toured the United States. However, Scott’s heart kept calling him back to country music. He dissolved the band and took to writing his own material with his brother Stephen and his wife Cara.
“I tend to like songs with high energy and songs that make a person think,” Scott said. “I like upbeat, driving songs that just might make the listener want to ‘step on it’. The songs that touch a listener, that might make them reflect and feel happy, are always very rewarding to me.”
The trio has a catalog of over 40 songs together and several of them are slated to be recorded this month in Nashville for Scotts upcoming album with Lamon Records.
Dave Moody, Grammy nominated/Dove Award winning artist/producer and President of Lamon Records will produce the album. “Scott has a strong, modern, Country voice,” Dave said. “His songwriting is very contemporary and commercial. Our staff was very impressed with his vocal range as well as the songs he’s writing.”
Listen starting Sunday, July 7, 2013 as we spotlight Scott's music all week on A1-Country, Lightning Country Radio. Listen online at: www.a1country.com, and for more details about Scott, visit his website at: www.scotthoopermusic.com.