Dakota Danielle Mother’s~ “Potato Casserole Recipe!!”

2lbs. frozen hash browns

1 stick melted butter

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 half pt. sour cream

2 cups crushed cornflakes

Defrost potatoes. Mix in large bowl with 1/2 cup of melted butter, salt, pepper, cream of chicken soup, cheese and sour cream. Mix thoroughly. Pour into 3 quart greased casserole dish. Mix 1/2 cup melted butter with 2 cups crushed cornflakes. Cover potato mixture with crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr.

Serves 16 🙂

Dakota Danielle~ “Q&A”!!

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1.    Hi Dakota, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country singer/songwriter?

Hi! Growing up I played a lot of tennis. In High School I reached a point where I needed a change in my life and I decided to learn the guitar. That is when my journey began as a singer/songwriter!

 

2.    How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in country music?

I was always a fan of music in general, but I love how country music tells such great stories. Plus, my friends listen to a lot of country so it was around a lot 🙂 I knew I wanted a career in music when my guitar and singing became my number one passion. In college, I couldn’t seem to find anything that I enjoyed learning besides music. When I found out there are actually music degrees, I was hooked.

 

3.    Who are some of your musical icons?

Oh wow, I have a lot of artists that I look up to so this question is difficult! I grew up listening to Aretha Franklin, Toby Keith, Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Alan Jackson, and Dolly Parton; but when I picked up my guitar Miranda Lambert was a big influence on me.

 

4.    What is the story behind your latest single “One Church?”

This song is about my hometown! I am from a small town where there is one church and three main bars. The verses are about all the characteristics any small town has, but the chorus is trying to state that there is something still unique about this “one church three bar town.”

 

5.    Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

Yes! I am in the process of putting together a music video for “One Church.” Also, I have another song recorded that is ready to go 🙂

 

6.    Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?

In the next 5 to 10 years I see my music career really developed and established. I hope to have accomplished some of my dreams which include playing at the Grand Ole Opry, Bridgestone Arena, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and more.

7.    If you sing a duet with a famous singer/songwriter who would it be and why?

Vince Gill because his music is great and I know I could learn a lot from him.

 

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

“Where words fail, music speaks”

 

9.    Is their anything else you would like to share? 

I have really enjoyed my journey so far with the release of my debut single. All the support from fans of my music has meant so much to me. Thank you for this wonderful interview 🙂 

 

Dakota Danielle~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Singer/songwriter Dakota Danielle is making herself known in the country music world with her debut single “One Church.” The highly relevant and sentimental song is self written and produced by Mookie & Evan with Michael Clouse (Jeff Buckley, The Rolling Stone’s Nicky Hopkins, Thin Lizzy’s Marco Mendoza). Some artists that have influenced Danielle are Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton and Aretha Franklin.

Danielle is original from Illinois but now lives in Nashville. She has a college degree in Commercial Songwriting from Middle Tennessee State University. Danielle has also had the chance to play at many popular Music City’s venues. If you would like to find out more about Dakota Danielle then check out her own website <https://www.dakotadanielle.com. >

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Top 5 Favorite Songs of the Week: May 14, 2018!!!

  1. Cole Swindell “The Ones Who Got Me Here”: Cole Swindell’s sentimental new song is devoted to the individuals who helped get the country musician to where he now. “The Ones Who Me Here,” contains of influential lyrics, which is a thank you to his country music family and elsewhere.
  2. Drake White “Grandpa’s Farm”: “Grandpa’s Farm” was a song that musician David Nail recorded first. Drake White guitar playing and his outstanding vocal skills make it is own. This is not White’s outstanding vocal skill. I think it is great to see how White can a cover song and truly make it is own.
  3. Madeline Merlo “Neon Love”: Madeline Merlo new song “Neon Love” is about a night out either at a bar or club. If you are not into going out at night, this song can be also enjoyed outside in a background or around a fire.
  4. Lori McKenna “People Get Old”. Lori McKenna’s new song “People Get Old,” was enthused by McKenna’s hardworking father, who took care of six kids all by himself after McKenna’s mother passed.
  5. Jo Dee Messina “Bigger Than Us”: has shared a brand new single, “Bigger Than This,” and it was inspired by her battle with cancer.

Wildee’s (Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip~ Recipe)!!!

This robust creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip tastes like Buffalo Chicken Wings but without the mess! Serve hot with celery sticks or veggies.

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 Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup FRANK’S RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK’S RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Treasure Cave ® Blue Cheese Crumbles

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

COMBINE all ingredients and spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish.

BAKE 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish with chopped green onions if desired and serve with crackers and/or vegetables.

 

Wildee “Q&A”!!!

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1.   Hi Wildee, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you became a country singer/songwriter?

I was born and raised in Temecula, CA with 3 brothers, mom, and stepdad. I’ve always grown up around music. My grandfather was a huge influence for me and he was where I gained my love for country music. He was born and raised in the sticks of Louisiana very poor and picking cotton as soon as he could walk. He always was playing his guitar and singing the old country songs from Merle Haggard, George Jones, to name a couple, and I was always drawn to it and knew from a young age that my mission in life was to have a career in music. My mom always encouraged me to follow my dreams as well and really helped pave the way by putting me in voice lessons when I was 9 years old.

I grew up a playing basketball, joined student government, participated in school choir, and all the while getting straight A’s. I got my bachelors degree in business at the University of California in Riverside as well. Although I was a busy kid, I never stopped pursuing music and I never will!

2.   Who are some of your musical icons?

My musical icons are Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Cam, and too many more to list!

3.   What is the background story behind your newest single “Burn?”

My latest single Burn came from a place of pain but also being able to find strength through the hurt. When you’re in a relationship and somebody does you wrong, sometimes it’s best to just burn the pictures, burn the gifts, and burn the memories. It’s a starting point of moving on from somebody that just wasn’t right for you.

4.   Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

I have a few tours throughout New England and Southern California including opening for Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Josh Turner, and Love & Theft, I am currently in the studio working on my EP that is set to release in the Fall of 2018, I am playing all around Nashville, and I will continue to work very hard to make the most of 2018 and make some magic happen.

5.   Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?

I see myself with a record deal, touring and sharing my music around the world, living in Nashville, and writing and recording new music.

6.   If you could sing a duet with a famous singer/songwriter who would it be and why?

I would sing a duet with Eric Church. I absolutely love his style and his down to earth/relatable music. I feel like our voices would compliment each other as well.

7.   How did you get chosen to be a part of Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour?

I lived in Rhode Island prior to moving to Nashville and had the opportunity to open for Eric Church, Billy Currington, Carly Pearce, Runaway June, Michael Ray, Billy Gilman, to name a few. After doing so many opening shows last year, the venues have asked me back and I’ll be opening for Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Josh Turner, and Love & Theft. It’s an incredible feeling to have these moments of accomplishments and it assures me that I’m moving in the right direction.

8.   What is one of your favorite quotes?

“If you don’t jump, you’ll never know if you can fly.”—Miranda Lambert

9.   Is there anything else you would like to share?

I was a contestant on the current season of NBCs The Voice and my current single “Burn” has been on rotation throughout New England radio stations. I believe in hard work and pushing all boundaries in this life. It only comes around once. The link to my single “Burn” on Spotify is here: https://open.spotify.com/track/1zXOehFUrwgJx0U7cCe1Vb?si=f4_0xPfpQyWoXgUfmNydBA

Instagram: @wildeemusic

Website: Wildeemusic.com

Facebook: Wildee music

Twitter: @wildeeofficial

Wildee “Artist Spotlight”!!!

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Wildee is a country music singer and songwriter. She was born and grew up in Temecula, California. She is now living in Nashville, Tennessee. Her roots trace back to Southern Louisiana where she established her love for country music from her grandpa and was given her middle name “Wildee,” after her Native American great-grandma. No matter where she goes, her middle name contributes her an appreciation of where she came from. Wildee has played all over the U.S. and shared the stages with country artists like Eric Church, Billy Currington, Runaway June, Michael Ray, William Michael Morgan and Billy Gilman.

She will be joining Keith Urban GraffitiU World Tour in 2018. Wildee has also got the chance to performed the “National Anthem” in front of audiences of 30,000+ for sport teams like the LA Lakers, LA Clippers, SD Padres, NASCAR, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks and LA Dodgers. She was also nominated for “Best New Artist” at the International Portuguese Music Awards in Massachusetts for her song “Words”. Also Wildee has written songs with Nashville professional songwriters such as Jeff Cohen (Sugarland, The Band Perry, Big & Rich), Jayce Hein (Gretchen Wilson and Jason Aldean) and Steven Williams (Craig Morgan).

On April 20, 2018 Wildee new single “Burn” came out and it is available on Spotify and iTunes. If you would like to learn more about Wildee then check out her website (https://www.wildeemusic.com).

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