Fast forward to 2013, Daniel graduated from Sanger High School and immediately went to boot camp for The United States Marine Corps and served 5 years as a H-1 Helicopter Mechanic in Camp Pendleton, California. During that time, Daniel missed performing on a stage and decided to pick up a guitar and learn how to play and write songs after meeting Texas Country artists Randy Rogers and Cody Johnson at a show in Bakersfield, California. Upon returning home to Texas, Daniel’s Mother passed away in May of 2018.
He quickly decided he wanted to pursue country music full-time and bring that traditional country sound to the Texas Music Scene and uphold his family name. Daniel became a member of the Texas Country Music Association in 2019 and was awarded their Artist Scholarship for 2019 at the Texas Country Music Awards at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas. Daniel released The Drought in January 2020 with more new music closely on the horizon.