Daniel Johnson has come a long way from picking up his first guitar as a freshman at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. The Thomson, GA native began performing in college bars and house parties with the newly formed Daniel Johnson Band in 2011. After graduation, DJB would go on to record their debut EP album. That year, Daniel would also be recognized as the runner up for Male Vocalist of Year at the 2012 Georgia-Country Music Awards.
After touring for two years, in 2014 Daniel released his solo EP album “How Bout Tonight”. During this time Daniel focused on crafting a high energy show experience for crowds while playing at some of the biggest venues in the southeast. Making the switch from southern rock to modern country presented new opportunities, including opening up for major label artists across the southeast. These artists ranged from Darius Rucker, Luke Combs, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, Craig Morgan, Doug Stone, Chase Rice, David Nail, Colt Ford, and the Swon Brothers.
In 2016, Daniel released the Roads I Used To Run -EP along with singles Where I Wanna Be, and Morning After You, showcasing his new direction after recording with Grammy Award winning producer Jamie Tate at the legendary Rukkus Room Studios in Nashville, TN. Johnson continued his writing passion by collaborating with some of Nashville's top writers today, all the while amassing a resume of over 700+ live shows.
Daniel is currently planning big things for 2018. After writing hundreds of songs since the move to Nashville in 2016, Johnson is poised to release a body of work to showcase the artist he has become. Combined with new music and a busy show schedule, 2018 promises to make Daniel E. Johnson a name you should get used to hearing.
“My favorite part of the whole process is song writing. Songs are like puzzles, and there is nothing more gratifying then taking an idea and shaping it into a song. I’ve always had different soundtracks to my life that got me through the good times, and the bad. I’m blessed to be able to take that passion and create music and songs that can touch other people’s lives too.” – Daniel Johnson