Located in Nashville, Daniella is in writing rooms every week, writing for other artists as well as herself! You can expect to hear her new EP in March 2020, where Daniella debuts her new sound - Country meets EDM!
Having had two singles on Country Radio, multiple radio tours under her belt, and an award winning music video for her single, Countin' Down Summertime, Daniella is kicking up some dust working D-I-Y style in the music industry. Influenced by artists and bands such as Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift and The Chainsmokers, Daniella has a unique sound that you will make you feel high on life - I mean when you mix country with dance music, what do you expect?! Her two favorite shows to-date, were opening for Carter Winter at the infamous Viper Room and playing one of the largest country music festivals in the US, Country Thunder. She got her first Nashville cut (to be announced January 2020) and is excited for the release of her own EP in Spring of 2020! Get ready for an amazing release!
Daniella grew up with the notion that country music was “boring 'cause Grandpa listens to it.” But that all changed when, at the age of 13, she reluctantly attended her first country music concert. That night she watched a new American Idol winner named Carrie Underwood sing Jesus Take the Wheel. Drawn in and mesmerized by Underwood’s performance and the crowd's reaction, Daniella knew at that moment she wanted to do exactly what Underwood was doing … changing the world through God and country music. More recently influenced by Pop and Electronic Dance Music, she believes her new sound it gunna make you wanna DANCE! "This new EP is going to make you feel some kinda INSPIRED!"
Although she’s on her way to the top, she started out as a small town girl (Alpine, CA), and often still feels like the under dog. Having been so close to her “big break” so many times, she’s looking forward to the day that her dreams come true to become a major label touring artist. Her main mission in life wether on stage or in a crowd, is to make the person who came alone to feel like they belong and hell, even like they’re VIP! She’s always scanning the room, looking for the one person she can make feel part of the crew.
Just after graduating from high school in 2010 -- with her motto "rock stars don't go to college" -- Daniella (formerly Dannie Marie) spent two years as the lead singer in The Dannie Marie Band, playing “pop country that rocks!” at various venues around her hometown of San Diego (along with a couple trips to Nashville). The band released a 3-song EP in 2010; got placement in a feature film for one of their original songs; and received recognition for their Flavor of the Week music video at film festivals, including a Golden Reel Award for Best Music Video at the Nevada Film Festival.
Fast forward a few years later, she took nine of her original songs to Music City to record an album at the 515 Studio with producer Chip Hardy! The first single and title track of her new CD, Anything I Wanna Be, was released to country radio in May 2015. Watch the Official Lyric Video. Hear the story behind the song in this video. Traveling with her 16-year-old brother on guitar and her mom behind the wheel of their minivan, Dannie Marie logged more than 6,000 miles visiting radio stations to promote Anything I Wanna Be. She did conference room shows and interviews at 30 country radio stations in Arizona, California, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Washington, and Idaho. KFLG Program Director Craig Powers said, "Dannie Marie is the real deal -- she writes and performs like a 20-year pro. She's the whole package!" See highlights from the CA radio tour here. See highlights from the southeast states radio tour here. To promote her newest single, Countin' Down Summertime, Daniella visited another dozen country stations in five states on her 2016 spring break Flyover States Radio Tour. See what music programmers have to say about the new summer anthem. The Official Music Video for Countin’ Down Summertime was released last summer and will have its film festival World Premiere at San Diego Film Week in February 2017.
As she works to make her mark as a country artist, Daniella enjoys using her platform to encourage young girls to follow their dreams, believe in themselves and make positive life choices. One of her favorite scriptures is Psalm 37: 4. "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
DMB debut EP on iTunes
Countin' Down Summertime (single) on iTunes
Anything I Wanna Be (single) on iTunes