What It's Like - Danny McMahon
We head to Bristol today to meet our next LCM featured artist the fast rising new UK Country star Danny McMahon. We all think here at LCM HQ that Danny has a great future ahead of him and he is currently one of our LCM 'One's to watch' in 2018. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the the wonderful 'What's It's Liike' taken from his 'Making Memories' EP. Also please check out his recently released EP 'Momentarily'. A big thank you to Chris from W21 for the introduction.
Danny McMahon has written commercially for paramount songwriting and commercially in the UK country Music scene for a number of years but had never previously seen himself on the front line, as an artist. However, 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 due to the honest and personal nature of his new works.
As a result of his new-found love for country music and his honest and authentic melodic sound, Danny set up a Facebook page and began to place a selection of covers on his new social media platforms which have only aided in his notable impact within UK country music.
His passion for Country music began upon introduction to 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 takes his country influence through artists such as Thomas Rhett, Brett Young and Chase Bryant and wants to use his talent for songwriting to reach people through his music.
Danny released his debut EP ‘Making Memories’ in November 2017 which led to him being voted best UK male country singer by HEM country radio and reaching No.1 in the UK (country) Reverbnation Charts. International attention resulted in Danny being chosen to attend Springboard West Festival, San Diego, California in January 2018. This unique opportunity has allowed Danny to make connections with Nashville producers and US managers, all of which have led to incredible feedback and the communication of a UK-US tour in the summer of 2018.
2018 has seen Danny release his second EP ‘Momentarily’ of which the lead single ‘Move’ which reached #73 in the itunes country chart. He has been nominated for UK country artist and UK male singer of the year at the UK country music awards, has reached the semi-finals of the Unsigned Only 2018 competition with ‘What It’s Like’ and will be supporting US country artist and Nashville Meets London Headliner, Dylan Schneider in Bristol as part of his UK tour.