Growing up in Thomson, Georgia, music was always around Daniel- literally. Living less than a mile away from WTHO, the local radio station, Daniel spent hours listening to the music of his heroes. As he got older, he would make visits to the station, occasionally getting to perform on the station’s airwaves. As a teenager, Daniel took his talents to the drums, playing for a local band before leaving to attend college at Georgia Southern University. While in Statesboro, Daniel began playing guitar and performing, which eventually led to the exploration of songwriting and the creation of his own signature sound.
Fast forward some years and a move to Nashville later and Daniel continues to pursue his passion for creating music and performing. Daniel has opened for some of the biggest names in the industry such as Luke Combs, Riley Green, and Lee Brice to name a few. Not to mention he ended 2019, performing over 120+ shows after releasing his debut EP All We Ever Knew which contained the single “American Hearts” that racked up well over a million streams. With these experiences and his anticipated return to touring, Daniel continues to set himself up for a big 2021 where his name is sure to stand out.
The influence of South Georgia and blue-collar work ethic can be heard in the storytelling lyrics of Daniel’s past projects. His undeniably authentic voice brings to life his unique perspective as a singer/songwriter. Daniel connects with his audience by combining a classic country sound with a new era twist, ultimately carving out his own lane for an edgy musical experience.
His influence of 90’s greats and current icons can be heard and experienced in his invigorating and show stopping live shows. With plans for a full calendar and numerous shows already booked in 2021, Daniel will no doubt be keeping audiences on their feet with his revitalizing energy and upcoming new release such as the reminiscent, sentimental new single, “When I Drink I Do.”
From the very beginning pick of the guitar strings, the nostalgic melody comes through evoking the mood of the song. Daniel’s words offer the perspective of self reflection about what he normally wouldn’t allow himself to do unless he starts drinking. The depth and character of this song continues to reenforce Daniel’s growth and artistry. Now raise a glass, and when folks ask if you listen to Daniel Johnson, your response should be, “When I Drink I do.”