Country’s New Star with Small Town Roots: Dariann Leigh, Recording Artist

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Dariann Leigh: Recording Artist (Big N Rich, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan)

Jay sits with the captivating country recording artist Dariann Leigh. Hailing from the quaint town of Karlstad, MN, with a population of just 713, Dariann brings a unique blend of big-city beauty and small-town humility to the country music scene.

Dariann shares her journey from listening to the timeless melodies of country music legends on static-filled radios and scratched CDs in her small Minnesota town to becoming a rising star in the country music world. She doesn’t just want to make music; she wants to write the soundtrack for your daydreams, hairbrush singers, dashboard drummers, and air guitar players everywhere.

Dariann Leigh is more than just a country artist; she is a role model for the upcoming generation, embodying resilience, authenticity, and wholeheartedness. She is effervescent yet reserved, accessible and unobtainable, red carpet glam and camo in a tree stand. Tune in to hear her inspiring story, her passion for music, and her dedication to connecting with her fans through her heartfelt lyrics and melodies.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Dariann Leigh
  • Recorded: April 8, 2024

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Breaking Musical Boundaries From Perth to Palm Springs: Danni Stefanetti, Recording Artist

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Danni Stefanetti: Award-Winning Recording Artist / Singer / Songwriter (Josie Award, World Songwriting Award, Star Search Award)

Get ready to dive into the world of music with the phenomenal singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Danni Stefanetti on this week’s episode of The Jay Franze Show! Hailing from Perth, Australia, and now making waves in L.A. and Palm Springs, Danni brings a unique blend of influences from Sheryl Crow to The Beatles, setting the stage for an unforgettable musical journey.

Danni is no stranger to accolades, having bagged the 2023 Josie Award, World Songwriting Awards in 2022, and multiple Australian Songwriting and Musicoz awards. The Sydney Morning Herald hails her as “one to watch” for a good reason!

With her mesmerizing guitar-playing skills going viral on social media reaching millions, Danni’s talent is capturing hearts globally.

Danni’s journey has been extraordinary, from performing at iconic venues like The Sydney Opera House to winning Star Search “Performer Of The Year” at The Burswood. Her recent work, an organic Rock Record with hints of pop, soul, country, and Americana, produced in collaboration with T.V./music executive Jeffrey Panzer, promises to break all musical boundaries.

We discuss Danni’s latest release, a groundbreaking project that defies all musical norms and showcases the distinctive Danni Stefanetti sound. With accolades such as winning Vocalist Of The Year at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and a record produced almost entirely by Danni herself, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!

Hear Danni’s inspiring journey and creative process and get an exclusive sneak peek into her latest musical endeavors.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Danni Stefanetti
  • Recorded: March 25, 2024

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The Story Behind Vonray’s Drinkers Hour: Dave Rhea, Recording Artist

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Dave Rhea: Critically Acclaimed Recording Artist (Vonray, Dust for Life, Electra Records)

Welcome to a special episode of The Jay Franze Show, where we dive deep into the poignant story behind one of Vonray’s most haunting tracks, “Drinkers Hour.” Joining Jay Franze as a special co-host is Tiffany Mason, the host of Memories With a Beat, adding her unique perspective to the conversation.

In this episode, we are honored to have Dave Rhea back on the show to share the powerful narrative behind “Drinkers Hour,” a song close to his heart. Written by Dave’s father, the lyrics paint a raw and honest picture of the struggles with alcoholism and its impact on his family.

As Dave opens up about the personal journey reflected in the song, listeners gain insight into the emotional turmoil and complexities of those grappling with addiction. Through heartfelt discussion, they explore the themes of remorse, redemption, and the enduring hope for change portrayed within the lyrics.

With vulnerable honesty, Dave offers a firsthand account of the challenges his father faced, and the toll addiction took on his loved ones. Shedding the light on the profound effect of alcoholism on family dynamics and the long road to recovery.

Throughout the episode, listeners are invited to reflect on their own experiences with addiction, empathy, and the power of resilience. By delving into the deeply personal story behind “Drinkers Hour,” this episode of The Jay Franze Show aims to foster understanding, compassion, and hope for those grappling with similar struggles.

Jay Franze, Tiffany Mason, and Dave Rhea guide you through an intimate exploration of “Drinkers Hour,” a song that transcends its melody to illuminate the human experience with raw honesty and unwavering emotion.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Co-Host: Tiffany Mason
  • Guest: Dave Rhea
  • Recorded: March 20, 2024

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