Keeping up with a busy premiere day, we are teaming up with Country artist Dakota Danielle for the release of her new EP ‘My Mother’s Daughter.’ We are first to bring you a song called “Maria” from the project, a sweet new track that blends both her Country roots with early 00s pop-esque harmonies.
About the song, Danielle comments:
This song is about being a girl that is like one of the boys. Growing up I always wore sweatpants and a t-shirt. I do not have any brothers (I am an only child), BUT I did hang around my neighbors and cousins a lot playing kickball, baseball, basketball, tennis, etc. It wasn’t until 5th or 6th grade my mom finally got me to start wearing some “girly” clothes. I remember as I got older I still never enjoyed wearing a lot of make-up or being fashionable. I was and still am all about being comfortable! This song was written based on my memories of having crushes that did not like me back. I remember at times I would look at some of my friends and wish I could be/look like them. As I got older I learned to accept and embrace who I was. I decided to put this on the EP because this song brings me back to another important milestone in my life of beginning to figure out and embrace who I was as a person.
Small town sensation Dakota Danielle broke into the country scene with the release of her debut single “One Church” last year, which quickly and independently garnered over 54k streams on Spotify. After the video premiered on The Country Network, Dakota followed with the release of her sophomore single “Forever.” The highly relatable, slightly nostalgic songs are self-penned and produced by Mookie & Evan with Michael J. Clouse III (Jeff Buckley, The Rolling Stones’ Nicky Hopkins, Thin Lizzy’s Marco Mendoza). Influenced by artists ranging from Dolly Parton to Chris Stapleton and Aretha Franklin, the 26-year-old singer songwriter will bring a fresh twist to country music.
The Illinois native is taking Nashville by storm after completing a degree in Commercial Songwriting at Middle Tennessee State University. Grinding to make a name for herself, Dakota’s unparalleled work ethic is evident with her regular appearances at Music City’s hottest venues. With a guitar in one hand and a pen in the other, her goal is to inspire and heal fans through her deeply personal, yet charismatic music.