So I’m nudging my way into some other genres besides the rock and metal world and it looks like I’m taking those steps with my friend Tom. Tom sent me over something to listen to and said, what do you think about spinning some country? Now, though I was excited to hear something new and maybe expose myself and listeners to something different, I didn’t expect what I heard come out of Dan Davidson. It’s really good! And the fact that the music video he is pushing right now is hilarious doesn’t hurt one bit! Dan Davidson has a sound that is really easy to enjoy and share with friends, it’s the kinda tunes that need to be played outside with a cold drink in your hand and everyone around a fire…..or a truck…..or a football game. Check out the video for Found below and be sure to share with all of your friends!
I always knew “Found” was a strong song, but I had NO IDEA it would do what it did for my career. It gave me a renewed faith that a great song CAN do some of the heavy lifting. I never could have dreamed that I would have the #1 selling Canadian country single, the #1 tested song in most major markets, a video in the CMT Top 20 countdown, a top 15 iTunes single, and a song that cracked the top 20. This just doesn’t happen to indie artists, what a great year, I could not be more thankful!
The “Found” video was sort of a hilarious experiment. I wanted to do something that no one was doing. We pulled together the tiniest of indie budgets, rented some mascot costumes and the rest is history! When I started seeing it on TV, I had a moment where I thought “Im a grown man, dressed as a moose for a living.”. Am I doing this grown up thing right?
Found” in my mind, is a modern day “Thank God Im A Country Boy”. It’s a fun drunken proposal song that I think everyone can relate to. There is no better feeling than to fall in love and to start seeing a brighter future. –Dan Davidson
Alberta’s newest up and coming country sensation Dan Davidson 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 as his single “Found” rocketed up the charts and he became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada.
“Found” was the #1 selling Canadian country song in Canada for several weeks in July and August 2016. It had also #16 on the charts and was the 8th highest charting Canadian song in the country. The hit single also went top 50 on the Shazam charts across all formats and hit #15 on the iTunes sales charts.
The future is bright for Davidson. Already in only 2 years of being involved in the country music scene, his name is right up there on the charts with some of the top artists in north America – and he has found a way to do it 100% indie. Dan is new to the country scene, but is far from “green” in them music industry. He spent 10 years playing in the well-known Canadian indie rock band Tupelo Honey (who had several top 40 hits, top selling iTunes records and toured with bands like Bon Jovi). On the advice of a couple long time friends (who happen to be top selling Canadian country artists), Dan decided to start focusing on his new country project.
Dan’s sound came together as he started writing and working on music with Toronto producer Jeff Dalziel (Washboard Union, Andrew Hyatt,Autumn Hill, Brett Kissel) and the two spent the better part of a year developing an EP that’s characteristic of Dan’s love of “good time” music.“ I love country music because it’s not about being cool, it’s about feeling something. It’s about having a good time and connecting with people. Country fans love live music, and are loyal to the artists they love. You can catch Dan sharing the stage in 2016 with artists like John Pardi, The Washboard Union, Kira Isabella, Beverly Mahood, George Canyon,Brett Kissel, and many more!