Meet…David Byrnes

What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
Nothing beats a good ole turkey and cheese

The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
George Strait lol! I never really was into either one. Completely respect both as an artist but just not my cup of tea

Lyrics to live by?
Cliche’ answer here but “Life’s a dance, you learn as you go”. It’s just such a true song

“Desert Island” album?
Saving the Honkytonk by Mark Chesnutt. Hands down my fav of all time.

What country music artists do you listen to the most?
I really bounce around quite a bit rather it be older artist I grew up on or some of the new traditionalist. I just like to try and grab ideas from the other great artist out there. I will say I’ve been digging through a lot of Daryle Singletary’s older stuff the last few weeks

You have a more “traditional” country sound, do you find it difficult to maintain the sound or to reach a larger audience?
I guess it can be a little bit harder but there are so many fans out there that love the sound. To me it’s just about finding them and getting my music to them instead of worrying about people who would rather listen to a more pop or progressive sound

Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
You know, that’s a hard question. You have to set small goals and work your way up. I’d def like to be a household name in the Texas scene in the next 5 years.

Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
I absolutely love fiddle and steel guitar but I think If I had spent time on those it would take away from writing and being an artist. I do wish I had taken more time and really learned to play the piano.

What was the best advice you have received?
Just to be yourself. If you chase trends you’ll always be behind. I got caught up doing that for a while and lost myself. I’ve had more success than ever once I just got back to my roots and started doing things my way.

What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
I guess it goes back to the previous question but really to just be myself and stick my guns. Even more, I wish I could go back with the business mindset I have now and apply it to decisions I made early on.

Where does most of your inspiration come from?
Real life. Country music is about life and I feel like the more you experience the more you h e to write and talk about.

What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
There’s so many things I could point out but i guess right now it would be when”Beer Bucket List” went #1. It was that moment that I felt like everything I’ve been doing is paying off and I’m doing it for a reason.

What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
Just a lot of touring and hopefully getting new music out her every soon. We are building this from the ground up so it all starts with the song and being on the road playing it out.

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