Danny McMahon has written commercially for paramount songwriting and within the UK country music scene for a number of years however had never seen himself on the front line, as an artist.
This all changed upon attending country2country Festival, London in March 2017, where his experience saw him begin to write lyrics that he felt he could only communicate himself due to the honest and personal nature of his new works.
Danny’s passion for country music was bought to the fore upon hearing the famous Brad Paisley song ‘Letter to me’. He said he “connected with the songs’ realness and authenticity”. He became increasingly fixed upon the way country music uses emotive lyrics and shows such a great level of relatability. Danny’s country influences include artists such as Rascal Flatts, Brett Young, Chase Bryant and Thomas Rhett.
Danny writes, records and produces his own music at Puzzle Maker Studios, Bristol. He released his debut EP ‘Making Memories’ in November 2017 of which the single ‘What It’s Like’ reached the semi-finals of Global Unsigned Only 2018 competition. He was also voted best UK male country singer by HEM country radio and reached number 1 in the UK Country Reverbnation Charts.
International attention resulted in Danny becoming the first UK artist to be invited to attend and perform at Springboard West Festival, San Diego, CA in January 2018.
In June 2018, Danny released his second EP ‘Momentarily’ of which the lead single ‘Move’ reached number 73 in the UK iTunes country charts. Since releasing this record, Danny has toured the UK, was awarded UK Male Country Artist of the Year at the UK country music awards and has been nominated for three British Country Music Awards which take place on 24th November.
He has supported both Dylan Schneider (Louisiana, Bristol, UK) and Charlie Worsham (Thekla, Bristol, UK) on their latest UK tours and has recently returned from Nashville where he has been writing and recording with 5-time Grammy nominated and 27-dove nominated artist and producer Billy Smiley.