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I grew up in a very small town in Osteen, FL. We were so small that there was no stop light and our downtown when I was young only consisted of a church, bar, two gas stations and believe it or not, a boot store. We had a population of around 2,000. We actually might of had more livestock than people. As I grew older a few stores were added and a high school was built where we spent our summers baling hay. Things have changed, but that small town pride still pumps in the veins of all who have ever called Osteen home. So when I was introduced to our next artist on Feed the Band we had an instant connection.
When Dakota Danielle came across my desk the need to do an interview was immediate. Here was someone who was singing about small towns and whose lyrics were a reflection of that lifestyle. The greatest example of this is Dakota’s song “One Church”. As I am writing this I can not think of a song that relates so purely with small town life as much as “One Church”. This track is no doubt going to be a huge hit, with fans all over the country who will say “That’s my town”. No matter if you are in a small town or a major city, “One Church” is catchy, familiar and just plain well written.
Dakota Danielle is another female songwriter who is not holding any punches and who is setting the bar for songwriters everywhere. She has set the bar high even for herself, but after this interview I have come to the conclusion that she is one of the greats. I know Dakota Danielle has found reaching for the stars doesn’t always produce a good song, but reaching deep in your heart and sharing honest truths give life to the best songs. Dakota Danielle is an artist to watch for.
We spent some time and asked her a few questions. We also have a delicious pumpkin bread recipe and as always a giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled for those at the end of the interview. Here is our interview with Dakota Danielle.
You have written a few songs and spent some time on the road. What advice would you give your past self?
I would tell my past self to be patient and everything happens for a reason.
If we interviewed your best friend from high school, what would they say about you?
That I am a dork but I am a person who will always be there for you and show kindness.
You have been writing since a pretty young age. What is your favorite song you have written and how did that song come to be?
My favorite song I have written is “One Day” and I wrote it about my mom who passed away.
What inspires you and how do you use it in your everyday life?
Music inspires me. I try to listen to local artists and music every day to keep me motivated and determined. I also will sing and practice all the time because that is what inspires me the most and makes me feel happy.
What is your biggest fear?
This is a good question! I try to live my life pushing through and facing my fears, but one fear that doesn’t seem to go away is heights.
We are always developing recipes here at Southern Fellow. When writing music what recipe do you use?
A good title, awesome melody and chord progression, plus a cup of coffee or glass of wine!
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If you happened to find a $100 dollar bill on the street, what would you buy with it?
Honestly, I would probably pay it forward by giving the $100 to someone I thought needed it the most.
What is your first fond memory of food?
Oh my goodness, this is a hard questions because I LOVE FOOD!! I can’t recall my first fond memory of food because I have so many of them.
If Southern Fellow could develop a recipe for you, what would it be?
A recipe on how to make anything sweet! I always have a sweet tooth!
If you wrote a song about food, what would it be about?
It would be about sweets for sure! Maybe a song about how eating sweets makes you that much sweeter? Haha
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What does the next year look like for you?
I am going to be getting back in the studio here in a couple months and next year I plan on releasing some new music!
Small towns are definitely the main theme in your single “One Church”. Tell us how your small town has developed you as an artist and as person in general.
My small town has showed so much support for me as an artist and for my song “One Church.” Growing up where I did showed me the importance of community. In my small town everyone will come together when there is a time someone is in need of help. That is something I am very proud of and I believe has helped shape me for who I am today.
If you started a charity, what would purpose would it serve and why is that issue important to you?
Music Education, Cancer, and Heart Disease are all topics that hit close to home for me. Music has helped me immensely in my life and I have seen personally the effects on cancer and heart disease on the ones I love.
Is there anything else you want your fans at Southern Fellow to know?
I would just like to say thank you to anyone who follows and supports my music and me as an artist. You all are awesome and Southern Fellow – thanks for this great interview! You all are the best.
I am going to tell you again, Dakota Danielle is a woman to watch for in country music. We are incredibly happy to have her as part of the Southern Fellow family. Do I really have to remind you? You know what time it is. It is time to dust off the old playlist and add Dakota Danielle to it. You can find her in all the usual places including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Google Music and Amazon. Also click the link below and enter in that giveaway.
Thank you for tuning in here at Feed the Band. We have more music and recipes on the way. Click here to check out all the artist on Feed the Band. We will see you next time and thank you for supporting us here Southern Fellow.