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David Fanning

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Category: Band
Music Genre: Country, New Country

Growing up near the Tennessee-Alabama state line has been symbolic of David Fanning's career as he has continuously straddled the line of pursuing music as both an artist and a producer.

As the guiding force behind the hot Nashville production team NV Entertainment, David has overseen three #1 hits by Thompson Square and Parmalee, and has worked to ready newer acts including guitar-slinger Lindsay Ell, for the big time. Taking what he has learned behind the console, David also crafted his own brand of country music, which he is finally ready to release into the world with his first EP titled "First" set to release on September 23.

“Being an artist was always the plan, but sometimes you get there a different way. When me and my partners in NV met Thompson Square and produced their debut album, I got sidetracked, in a good way,” says David. “But when you have an opportunity to expand and get better at your craft, you take it. Producing albums helped me become the artist I am.”

With his fresh, honeyed voice and the gift to make whatever he records distinctly his own, David is the kind of artist country music needs right now.

David’s debut single, “Drink You Away,” personified that mission statement. Originally written and recorded by Justin Timberlake, “Drink You Away” is David’s interpretation of what the pop superstar would sound like had he recorded in Nashville. SiriusXM deejay Storme Warren played David’s version for Justin when he stopped by his radio show, and the song took on a life of its own.

“The song blew up and, with Justin’s blessing, it became the first single,” David recalls. “Justin said he loved my voice, loved everything about the arrangement and to go for it.”

David first pursued a country career years earlier, when he moved from his parents’ 100-acre farm in Ardmore, AL, to Nashville. Forever a fan of country radio—“I didn’t have a favorite country CD that I listened to all day long. I was listening to country radio,” he
says—David gravitated to songs by such 1990s stars as Kenny Chesney, Neal McCoy and David Lee Murphy. “I had it all, and I listened to everything,” he says, citing David Lee’s “Dust on the Bottle” as one of the songs that first inspired him. “And now David Lee is one of my good friends, which is amazing to me.”

To find and maintain exactly the sound he’s after, David produces all of his songs, with input from his comrades at NV. A longtime audiophile, David has been training himself on Pro Tools since he was 14, becoming one of the music industry’s most adept manipulators of the popular recording software. “I taught myself everything by just doing it. I didn’t use books or YouTube or anything. I’ve just done it so long,” he says.

Now, David is poised to equal the success he’s had as a producer, as an artist. Although production is still a key component of who David Fanning is, it’s his own music that will define him.

“I want to tell a story and have influences from every genre,” he says of his forthcoming album. “Country to me is about people wanting to have a good time, but it’s not just about partying all night. There is also depth there.”

Best of all, he’s doing it his own way, following his own creative vision.

“Working with artists like Thompson Square, Parmalee and Lindsay Ell taught me how to stick out,” David says. “But most importantly, I learned how to be me.”

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We could be thunder, we could be fire. #Lovers ••• 📷 @acaciaevans Styled by @rainandrust H&M @mrs_nashville
Country Thunder Saskatchewan, it's goin' down one last time tonight!! Come see Lucy Voll and I in the #BeerGarden at 12 am!! 🎉
Recorded a cover of #Wait by Maroon 5 with my buddy Abram Dean! Listen here - http://smarturl.it/DFwait
Glad you guys are lovin’ #ExThing! Share your breakup story in the comments below! 👇 #TalkItOut
“Feelin' good as gold. Yeah, I'm good as gone.” #ExThing http://smarturl.it/ExThing
My new single #ExThing is out NOW! Send it to your ex! 😜 Buy/stream it here - smarturl.it/ExThing
"Best if I get on with the next thing, ‘cause you’re just an #EXTHING.” // New single out TOMORROW
IT'S OUT! Mine and Lucy Voll's cover of #BackToYou by Louis Tomlinson feat. Bebe Rexha is available now to buy/stream! Go get it! http://smarturl.it/DFBackToYou
So happy that you all love the #FIRST remix! If you haven't heard it yet, listen here - smarturl.it/FirstRemix
I was so excited to remix #FIRST for you guys! It's out everywhere now! Listen here: http://smarturl.it/FirstRemix
TOMORROW NIGHT IN #NASHVILLE! Come kick off #CMAfest with me and some of my very talented friends! We're doing an acoustic round from 7 to 9 at Barlines inside the Omni Nashville Hotel!
Stoked to be kickin' off #CMAfest at Barlines! Come hear myself and some of my very talented friends next Thursday in an acoustic show! Details below on line up & meet and greet times! 👇 LINE UP: 7-8 p - Nora Collins, Eric Dodd, & Clay Mills 8-9 p - Marti Dodson, Paul Jenkins, & David Fanning MEET & GREET: 4-5 p - Nora Collins & Eric Dodd outside Barlines 5-6 p - Come meet me outside Barlines!
Got something coming for you guys next week! Any guesses?!
#Monday blues
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Saturday October 26th, 2019

David Fanning

I will always be an artist and create music for myself but right now I am focusing on production and writing for other artists (and some other biz ventures I can’t say yet). Producing records for other artists is what has given me so much success and opportunities throughout my career. Thank all of you fans for your support throughout the years! When the time is right I will drop some new music again myself! Until then..much love! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 26th, 2019

Hey David! I saw that you made a video of the ParmaLee Performance at the Coos County Fair. Would there be any way of getting a copy, especially of the parts where they mentioned Hot Country KSHR? If you can great if not I understand. It was good to see you! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday January 4th, 2019

Hi. Trying a new system. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday September 13th, 2018

David Fanning

We could be thunder, we could be fire. #Lovers

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📷 @acaciaevans
Styled by @rainandrust
H&M @mrs_nashville
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We could be thunder, we could be fire. #Lovers ••• 📷 @acaciaevans Styled by @rainandrust H&M @mrs_nashville

Tuesday July 24th, 2018

David Fanning

What a week! #countrythunder Wisconsin, you guys were awesome!! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday July 19th, 2018

David Fanning

WISCONSIN, you ready for #countrythunder?! Come kick off night 1 in the #ElectricThunder tent with Lucy Voll and I! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday July 18th, 2018

David Fanning

#CountryThunder kicks off tomorrow in Wisconsin!! Can't wait to see you guys every night in the #ElectricThunder tent! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday July 15th, 2018

David Fanning

Country Thunder Saskatchewan, it's goin' down one last time tonight!! Come see Lucy Voll and I in the #BeerGarden at 12 am!! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

Country Thunder Saskatchewan, its goin down one last time tonight!! Come see Lucy Voll and I in the #BeerGarden at 12 am!! 🎉

Thursday July 12th, 2018

David Fanning

Country Thunder Saskatchewan starts TONIGHT!! Lucy Voll and I are keeping the party going every night in the #BeerGarden! Come see us tonight - Saturday at 1 am, and Sunday at 12 am! ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday July 11th, 2018

David Fanning

Thanks Spotify for adding #wait on the Pop-Co playlist! Stream it below! ... See MoreSee Less

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