You might think a twenty one year old wouldn’t know what he wants to do for the rest of his life. David Byrnes is not your typical twenty years old. Born in Sherwood, Arkansas, David has known what he wanted to do since the age of three when his parents took him to his first George Strait concert. During his senior year of high school, David took his first trip to Nashville Tennessee. If there was ever a doubt it was washed away as the sounds of country music flooded his heart and soul all up and down the night spots of Broadway and Printer’s Alley. He went back home and immediately started his first band. Instead of spending his senior year going out to parties and doing normal teenage activities, he spent it playing local clubs in central Arkansas. Finally, on graduation day, came the sign that his hard work was paying off an opportunity to be one of the opening acts for Hank Williams Jr. After selling out local clubs in Arkansas such as the Hollywood Country Club, Bad Bob's, and The Rock City Lounge and with the help of local legend Disc Jockey Bob Robbins, David has been able to play many Clear Channel events for KSSN 96 and Classic Country 106.7 to spread his name throughout the entire state of Arkansas.
Early in 2007 he loaded his truck with all his personal belongings and headed for Nashville. He got to Nashville and immediately started turning heads with his traditional voice, entertaining stage presence, musicianship, and songwriting abilities. At such a young age he is an old soul in a young man’s body. He can sing “I Never Go around Mirrors” to “Working Man Blues” to Honkytonk Heart” with the passion of a seasoned singer and performer. He quickly picked up gigs at the Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar and all along Broadway in an amazingly short time. People in the crowd are mesmerized by his confidence and talent. Quotes such as "David is a superstar waiting to happen" and "David has the whole package, it's just a matter of time till everyone knows his name" can be heard from established Nashville musicians, industry professionals, and people who have seen him perform live. Just ask anyone who has experienced David's pure country voice and wonderful, exciting show and you too will hear the same thing.
David's goal is building his career as a singer/songwriter in the Nashville music industry. He has just finished in the studio recording his four song demo project and is continuing to perform around town as well as beginning to get calls from fairs, festival, and other venues in states all across the south who has heard him play live or via the internet. His love and dedication to country music is contagious and energizing. It just makes you want to be apart of what this young man has going on because he is so sincere in his desire to continue to carry the torch that performers like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels, George Strait, and a host of others lit many years ago. He hopes and dreams to one day play the Grand Ole Opry, tour the world, and have a top selling country album but more than anything he just hopes he can play and write country music for the rest of his life. So how do you describe David Byrnes? Well listen to his four song demo and you can get a picture of what this young man is about musically and personally. He loves a bar room band, has worn a cowboy hat, cranks his music up loud, loves his family, respects his country, has known heartache, has been called a backwoods redneck, and can say “now that I am here, I’m more dedicated and in love with country music than ever!!!!