We are thrilled to welcome back Dan Smalley! He first came to Whitefish last October for the Nashville Heads West Showcase and we are so excited to have him back on our stage! Dan has shared the stage with Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, and many others- get ready for some real country at Casey’s!
Thursday, February 6
About Dan Smalley:
Dan Smalley is a Country Singer/ Songwriter. Growing up in Shreveport, LA, Smalley has been playing music for more than 24 years and has been writing for the last 12. Having grown up with musical influences that span from honky-tonk and country & western to gospel, rhythm & blues and Classic Rock, Smalley’s sound has often been described as part of the recent ‘real country’ movement with the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and others. His tone resembles some of the greatest in Country Music history, and is a breath of fresh air in todayʼs pop country landscape.
After years (2004-2016) of playing regional gigs in and around Louisiana and fronting the house band for the largest Honky Tonks in Texas, Smalley spent some time battling drug abuse, alcoholism and personal demons. He came out of the other side with a new perspective on life and the direction he had been searching for. He currently resides in Nashville with his wife and two kids.
He signed a publishing/production deal with Keith Stegall and Dreamlined Entertainment in 2017 and CAA Booking shorty after. In September of 2018 Smalley signed a record deal with Scott Borchetta and Big Machine. He’s been working on his debut record since and is scheduled to release music in Spring of 2020.
Over the past decade, Smalley has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakum, Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Rogers, The Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Canada, Travis Meadows, Ryan Bingham, Jason Boland and many more
Since moving to Nashville, Smalley has penned songs for Ashley McBryde, Dillon Carmichael, Ray Fultcher, Reverie Lane, The Davisson Brothers(#4 in Australia) and Neal McCoy. Smalley’s writing sensibilities and vocal maturity have now gotten the attention of Nashville’s elite, as he starts to make his way toward a promising career.