Country music singer Denny Strickland is heading full throttle into 2018 with some big things on tap, including a brand new single, “California Dreamin’,” which was just released to radio last week. The song about the mesmerizing powers of a West Coast girl who proves more than hard to forget is right in Denny’s wheelhouse as a self-professed romantic who wears his feelings on his chest. The title track of his latest album, he penned the song with Troy Johnson and Henry Jack Williams, and admits he finds himself almost getting lost in the feeling of it sometimes when he’s on stage performing it for the fans.
“California Dreamin is one of those songs that paints a picture of a real place and a real feeling,” explains Denny about the new tune. “When I’m on stage I’m truly believing every word I’m singing and the world I’ve created through my music.”
Produced by Big & Rich producer Sean Giovanni, the song follows up Denny’s last single, “We Don’t Sleep,” which reached #17 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart in 2017 and included an accompanying video which spent three weeks at No. 1 on CMT Music’s 12 Pack Countdown.
Denny will return to the road, heading to Flint, MI and Daytona, OH this month before hitting the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa for a show in March and a full slate of shows throughout the Spring and Summer.
The Arkansas native with equal love for country and 80’s rock, has opened for many national acts, and is excited to take his new music to the fans in 2018. Recently selected by Rolling Stone in October as one of the “10 Country Artists You Need To Know,” Denny describes his hybrid style and philosophy towards his music, saying “I’m very open-minded. Anytime someone wants to talk about the old school or the new school, I’m very intrigued, especially when I’m talking to other artists. I want to know what they’re passionate about, what drives them. Because I know what drives me. “There are so many interesting things out there with technology and the studio. But I love to tell stories. Country is known for that – that’s one genre where you can tell a story.”
Stay tuned for the latest chapter in Denny’s own story – there’s sure to be plenty to come for this talented young artist who leaves it all out on the stage night after night.
Denny Strickland’s love for the West Coast culture uniquely blends with his Arkansas country roots to create music that feels like a throwback and an expression of modern romantic expression. On the road from age 5 showing horses, Strickland taught himself to play the guitar and write songs. Denny began to play regional gigs and caught the eye of The Statler Brothers’ longtime manager (And Bass player for Johnny Cash), Marshall Grant. Grant’s passing in 2011 set the wheels in motion for Strickland’s move to Nashville, reigniting his music career on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart with his debut hits “Swerve On” and the club anthem “Get A Grip”. Strickland co-produced his debut album, California Dreamin with producer Sean Giovanni, which was released in 2017, producing the #17 MusicRow Country Breakout hit “We Don’t Sleep”. Strickland has writing credits on six of the 10 tracks on the project, including the new single “California Dreamin”.
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