Overcoats say of Daniel: “He doesn’t take himself too seriously. I feel like he’s extremely brilliant, but he doesn’t need to act like your classic producer — totally off their rocker. That was extremely refreshing and made for a much more comfortable recording experience. There was a lot of joking around. There was a lot of experimentation. There was just an openness that I think he as a person allowed for in the room. I think he helps a lot of people access their most unfettered selves. He asks you to tap into what you actually want to write and sound like rather than what might be cool at the time, or what’s expected of your genre. Kacey Musgraves is a really good example of that. She’s managed to change her genre by existing straddling a few different ones.”
CCMA Awards Nominations
Daniel Tashian has been nominated for CCMA's "Songwriter Of The Year" award for Tenille Townes' song "Come As You Are".
Daniel’s song “Book of Dreams,” from his album of children’s music 'Mr. Moonlight' is featured in this 2021 IKEA ad.
The Writers Round with Daniel Tashian
Daniel Tashian sheds some light into his life as a songwriter as well as shares the stories behind some of his many hits.
Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Burt Bacharach says: “…what Daniel brings to the table is a triple threat. He’s brilliant musically. He’s very lyrically brilliant. And he is a really damn good singer. And there’s been no ego involved. You come up with a chord; I come up with a chord. If it doesn’t work, no offense."
“Daniel’s instincts are always right on target,” says Bacharach. “Musically, he’s got the chord before I’ve got the chord, when I can’t find the chord. I appreciate it so much. He hears impeccably. He brings to the table a great lyric sense. He tells a great story. He also brings some valuable music stuff. It’s a really collaborative thing.”
For Bacharach, songwriting is a never-ending process. Most recently, he has been working with songwriter-producer Daniel Tashian, a two-time Grammy winner for his production work on Kacey Musgraves' 2018 album, "Golden Hour."
Lady Antebellum "The Thing That Wrecks You"
Daniel co-wrote "The Thing That Wrecks You," the band's debut single from 'Ocean,' which includes a collaboration with Little Big Town.
How Kacey Musgraves Changed Country With Her Album 'Golden Hour'
Kacey Musgraves won the Album of the Year award at the 2019 GRAMMYs, becoming only the 4th country album to ever win that award. Two of the producers of the album, Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, talk to us about how they and Kacey were able to make such a crossover success.
Q&A with Hit Songwriter & Producer Daniel Tashian
Daniel Tashian has been a professional songwriter & producer in Nashville for the past decade, and in 2016 he co-wrote the #1 country hit "Hometown Girl" for Josh Turner... In addition, he's the lead singer of the band The Silver Seas, which has released five albums.
Impressively, Tashian recently won two Grammy Awards for his contributions to [Kacey Musgraves'] Golden Hour... He also received CMA's Album of the Year Award for his work on Golden Hour.