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JASON McDANIEL

An Australian Country Music Singer, Songwriter and Musician

Jason McDaniel

His musical style is often considered ‘rowdy’ – a blend of country, rock and blues that keeps the crowd entertained and on their feet for the entire show.

 

Jason has never been one to toe the line ... his musical influences of Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt,

Hank Williams Jnr, ZZ Top, Dire Straits and more shine through in his live shows and his songwriting.

 

In 1995, Jason released his debut album Man in the Black Hat including 13 songs – 12 were written by Jason himself plus a collaboration with Glen Ford on the first single of the album Southerly Change.

This single reached #3 on the Australian Country Charts with over 10,000 albums sold in 1995-96.

 

Jason joined Montana as Lead Singer alongside Charley Boyter (Guitar), Allan James (Bass) and Greg Fisher (Drums). The band toured the east coast working their own shows and also as a backing band for many great Australian artists. The connection with Slim Dusty and Charley Boyter saw the band play at Slim’s birthday party three years in a row. Over time the band changed its name to 'Bushfire’ – showcasing a more Australian feel, then to the ‘Charley Boyter Band’. The band members also changed a few times, with the final line up including Brian K Kelly’s son, Ben Kelly (Bass) and renowned concert drummer, Tony Macklin. It was this final line up that recorded the last album ‘Bushfire 25th Anniversary’, incorporating all of the most popular requests over the past 25 years of touring together.

 

2021 is a new beginning for all and has Jason releasing his new solo album Honky Tonk Life. 13 rowdy songs – all songs written by Jason about living life and having a good time. He has drawn on his influences of blues and rock, and mixed them with country to come up with an album that once you put it on, will make you want to get up out of your seat, grab a drink and hit the dance floor ... as Jason says ‘country with drive’.

  • Sold over 6,000 copies of the album world wide since release in April 2021

  • Pier Pressure Breakdown single in Country Music Charts Top 10

  • Honky Tonk Life single in Country Music Charts Top 10     

  • Pier Pressure Breakdown #1 Country Single in Texas USA

  • Over 100k views of music videos, Honky Tonk Life, Pier Pressure Breakdown and Drink Our Blues away

  • Pier Pressure Breakdown music Video #1 on Airplay Express World Music Video Charts

  • Honky Tonk Life music Video #1 on Airplay Express World Music Video Charts

  • Honky Tonk Life Album #1 on Texas USA Country Music Charts

  • Nominated for 3 Independent Country Music Awards:  Male Artist of the Year 2021, Country Album of the Year 2021, Country Single of the Year 2021

  • Major interview in Capital Country News July/August 2021

  • Major interview in Americana Magazine in USA April 2021

  • Interviews on hundreds of commercial and community Country Radio Stations in Australia, Germany, England, Ireland and USA

  • Booked to appear at Major Festivals: Gympie Music Muster, Tamworth Hats Off and Tamworth Country Music  Festival