Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth, and childhood experience.
Daniel John Kensy
USA (Mechanicsville, VA.)
I grew up in the country. Trees, fresh air, and drinking water from the hose.
Tell us how you start your music career, your band name, musical background, experience, and skills.
At the age of 3, I was playing the piano. During school, I was always involved with the choir, band, etc. I attended college at VCU and studied performing arts; Opera was my thing. Country music has always been my fav. I started writing at the age of 13.
Tell us about your genre, concept, and idea behind your music video and the song.
Country music! I’m between traditional and modern. I have many videos out on YouTube but KISS ME SOMETHIN’ GOOD is a studio video. It’s just a fun-loving tune. This song is one of my favorites because it is simple and to the point about a girl and how the girl makes the guy feel.
Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
My main instrument is the keyboard. I also play a little guitar every now and then but I want the keyboard because for country music it is different. Ups: there are so many! Meeting great people, opening doors, performing in front of thousands, etc. Downs: not too many of these. I just want to get my music out to more people. I think my music is good and can offer some comfort in the country music world.
Tell us about other members of your band, crew, or music video director and how the music video was shot.
My band is a fantastic backing band called Cedar Creek. Multiple players in my band have toured with many greats. My crew is also exceptional. (1) road manager and a few stagehands make the shows a lot easier. The video was shot at RAD RECORDS in Nashville, TN. It was just a studio shot that focused on the music rather than the video. Plain and simple.
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience, and your future goal.
Wow, a long time! I started out when I was 16 playing in bars, clubs, etc. I have performed thousands of shows and played with many great artists such as Brad Paisley. Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Racal Flatts, and more. I have won numerous songwriting awards, vocal awards, and most recently a Josie Award for MALE MODERN COUNTRY RISING ARTIST. My future goal is to keep playing, writing, and share my talents with as many people as possible. I sing for a reason; because I love it too!
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
Mood, the right time, and inspiration. It just happens! And I love to sing and always will!
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
Catchy lyrics, a chorus that comes quickly in the song, great music, and emotion.
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Support and love one another. We all live together on this planet so why not make it enjoyable.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Co-Write and learn the business. I can’t stress this enough to up-and-coming artists.