From ex-rocker to country star

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

Two years after starting his career as a country singer-songwriter, Dan Davidson had already earned a spot on the Canadian country scene by the end of June 2016 for his single, ‘Found.’

Davidson song ‘Found’ was in 16th place on national charts, making it the most popular independent song on Canada country radio.

Although Davidson is a newcomer to country music, he is certainly not a newcomer to the music scene, as he had been the lead singer of the rock band Tupelo Honey for more than a decade.

“Leaving rock had actually been a long time coming, he says.” “Tupelo Honey was such an amazing experience, we released some very successful music and got to tour North America with bands like Bon Jovi, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Papa Roach, Shinedown.”

Davidson explains for about three years he was toying with the idea of a country solo project and working up starting points for potential singles. He says after getting some inspiration and motivational advice from some industry pals that had become massively successful in the genre, Davidson decided to pull the trigger.

“It’s crazy that I am a rising country star, but have been in the industry for 13 years.”

Davidson mentions his family had strong history in music and the music industry as a whole, as his father played guitar, piano and sang and his great grandfather was a jazz musician.

Davidson states his dad had a big impact on his musical career.

Davidson currently touring Canada with country singer Brett Kissel.

“I’m excited to come come back and tour Alberta, especially northern Alberta to towns I’ve never been to before, such as Lac La Biche and Slave Lake.”

Davidson will be the opening act when the two singers come to Slave Lake on November 30 for Part II of ‘We Were That Song tour.’

Ticket to the concert can be found at

Dan Davidson: in Slave Lake Nov. 30

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