Dan was born in New Orleans and raised in Kentucky, and started playing guitar at age 13. After college he moved to Nashville. He spent several years doing session work and playing guitar for various national country artists (Tracy Byrd, Bryan White, T.Graham Brown, Andy Griggs) and was signed with his own band, Stone, to Sony Music Nashville.
In 2007, Dan and his brother Matt founded Weston Boys Entertainment, an independent label and publishing company based in Nashville and Austin. His first solo record, Dan Cohen, yielded two adult contemporary radio hits and several placements in film and television.
He also began writing with Jace Everett, whose song “Bad Things” had just been chosen as the theme song for HBO’s True Blood. Jace signed with Weston Boys and his first record on the label, Red Revelations, has sold about 80,000 copies to date. They have toured together in England, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Australia, and throughout the US. The two continue to write, penning many of the songs on Everett’s 2011 release Mr. Good Times and the upcomingTerra Rosa, both on Weston Boys as well.
Dan’s new record, Bluebird, is expected to come out in January 2014 and it’s the best work of his career. He has reached a new level of honesty and passion in his songwriting, singing, and playing.
Richard Fagan (born April 24, 1947) is an American songwriter and musician. He has had six top ten singles and 18 charted singles on the Billboard Country charts. Fagan's songs have been recorded by Neil Diamond, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Ricochet, Hank Williams, Jr., George Jones,Shania Twain, Patty Loveless, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, The Crickets, Jason & the Scorchers, The Blues Brothers Band and many others.
In 1979 his song "The Good Lord Loves You" was recorded by Neil Diamond and released on the September Morn album. The song charted in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 67 in April 1980. Fagan accomplished nine Billboard Country chart singles in the 1990s including two of John Michael Montgomery's number one singles: Be My Baby Tonight and Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident). Fagan had three additional songs on the Billboard Country charts in the 2000s, including the song "Why Can't We All Just Get a Long Neck?" that appears on the Hank Williams, Jr. album, I'm One of You.
John McAndrew is a storyteller and it can truly be said that it is his passion for telling a tale that is attracting the attention of adult contemporary listeners and blues/pop fans.Described as a Paul Simon with a smidgen of Harry Chapin and a drop of Jimmy Webb his music is uplifting, inspiring and is captivating audiences across the United States.
McAndrew describes himself as a "pop/blues" artist. He says when he's at home in Nashville--not writing or composing--he listens to jazz. "I love Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris and Randy Newman." John continues to tour and perform for concert audiences and National Events, and has completed a new album with producer Ken Polk of Warner Brother Films in Los Angeles. John’s music has been featured in films such as " Jesus, Mary and Joey" starring Jennifer Espisito, Olympia Dukakis, Charles Durning and Stacy Keach ,“Jake's Corner” starring Richard Tyson and Dianne Ladd., and “Little Red Wagon” a film
by David Ansbaugh.
His long awaited new CD "I Am Home" was released by Vines Records April 30th, 2011. On "I Am Home" John
takes us on a Spiritual and Musical Journey,
singing about his experiences in this life. From
the Darkness to the Light, it is about Healing,
Transformation, and finding Love. On this new CD,
players from the Nashville Symphony plus several
of Nashville's finest musicians
( including Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie McCoy)
make this a special recording.