Danny’s new album now available online
Danny has been busy writing new songs and recently returned to the recording studio after a 15-year hiatus from the music industry. The new album FORGIVEN is now available. Visit the online store on this website.
The album contains brand new songs, all written by Danny, plus a BONUS 25th Anniversary version of The John Deere Tractor Keys (it’s haunting, but you’ll love it).
Produced by CCMA Producer of the Year Bart McKay
Here’s a sneek peek at what you can look forward to on the new CD…
i need a buck
hole in the bucket
I’ll get along
little log cabin
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Danny got his start in music thanks to his father, Don. After buying Danny his first guitar at the age of 10, Don got him his first paying gig by convincing a small town bar owner to let under-age Danny perform a few tunes for the appreciative crowd. At the end of the night the bar owner happily shelled out $60 cash and the rest, as they say, is history.
When Danny formed his first band, The Hayloft Rangers, his father handled all the bookings. After two years of college, Danny hit the road full-time, averaging 48-49 weeks a year playing bars and nightclubs across western Canada.
After fours years of cutting his teeth, honing his craft, and paying his dues on the road, Danny and father Don opened Edmonton’s first exclusive country music nightclub in 1979.
Called Danny Hooper’s Stockyard, the venue regularly featured big-name acts like Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Tammy Wynette, Gene Watson, Faron Young, Ferlin Husky, and dozens more.
By age 22, Danny’s course in country music was already well charted.
His signature hit, the John Deere Tractor Keys, was co-written with Derek Stremel in 1995 and has become an anthem for farm families across North America.
Watch it now!