For Dakota Danielle, music found her. Originally enrolled in piano lessons at the age of seven, Dakota lost interest in high school switching her focus to tennis. However, in her senior year of high school Dakota found her mom’s old guitar and was instantly drawn to it. Asking her mom for guitar lessons, she was initially turned down her mom saying, “We're not going to buy you a guitar because we think you're gonna quit it just like piano.” But that just made Dakota even more determined to pick up music again.
Inspired by 90s country artists Martina McBride and Reba McEntire, her sound combines classic rock and country. Dakota’s songwriting process begins with a chord progression and the words just fall out. Her latest singe “Backroads” was released on January 29th.
Now the Illinois native is taking Nashville by storm after completing a degree in Commercial Songwriting at Middle Tennessee State University. Grinding to make a name for herself, Dakota’s unparalleled work ethic is evident with her regular appearances at Music City’s hottest venues. Excited to see concerts picking up again, Dakota commented “I'm excited that I'm starting to be able to play out more like performing performance wise and I just love interacting with the crowd. There's just something about the energy and atmosphere of a live audience.”
With a guitar in one hand and a pen in the other, her goal is to inspire and heal fans through her deeply personal, yet charismatic music. Stay up to date by following Dakota on her website here.
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