For the past 10 years music has been the sole source of income for Danny Baty and will definitely continue to be so for the rest of his life, whether he "Makes it" or not. It is his dream, It is his Passion, It is his destiny, he says.
Danny won the 1989 Talent search at the White River Hoe-Down in Mountain View Arkansas, which won him $250.00 and a one-song demo deal. He sang an original song that he had written "All Alone and Lonely," a song that can be found on this album.
In 1992 Danny received the Readers Choice Awards for Best Country and Best Rock Band a band that consists of; Danny Baty (Writer,Lead Guitar,Vocals) David Baty (Drums) Louis Smith (Bass Guitar) and Jim Powers (Steele Guitar) .. in Jackson County, Arizona. by readers poll in the Newport Daily Independent.
Danny lists his influences as; Merle Haggard, Lynrd Skynrd, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings, and Hank Williams Sr. & Jr, and I can certainly hear the late Waylon on the opening track, "400 Horses," a great song, with a very catchy rhythm, that has already seen much well deserved airplay and chart action via the EMS European Charts.
Going through the album, Danny shifts from the two steppin' "Colour Me Blue" and "All Alone And Lonely," to the modern honky-tonker "This January," while Hank Jr and Lynrd Skynrd show their influence on the hard rockin' "Fire."
"The Rainy Day Blues" is just that, a good foot-stompin' country/blues song, while if heartfelt ballads are your thing, then there are plenty of those on here too, with "She Had Her Reasons For Leaving," "Before You Say Goodbye" and the Charlie Rich like "Old Memories Die Hard" being the one's that stand out for me.
Danny also includes a Christmas song on here with "I Still Believe In Santa Claus," a very enjoyable track that is sure to be on the Metro Country playlist this Christmas.
All songs are self penned, and I found the album to be very well put together and produced by Danny himself.
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