Dan Roberts has been a solo artist in Texas for five years, Dan's previous 18 years were spent in Nashville Tennessee honing his craft as a songwriter. Dan has penned numerous billboard chart songs including serveral for mega superstar Garth Brooks. When Dan teamed up with Brooks and Bryan Kennedy to write the #1 smash "The Beaches of Cheyenne", Roberts was off and running. Garth signed Roberts and Kennedy to a two-year deal to open his world tour in 1996-97. The dou opened more Garth Brooks shows than any other opening act in Garth Brooks' career.
DAN PAYING RESPECT TO JOHN WAYNE
When Dan stepped off Brooks' tour bus, he picked up his pen and wrote an album for himself titled "There's a Little Cowboy in All of Us." He followed up with his second CD "Cowhand.com"- which charted on both Gavin and Billboard.
VIDEO OF "COWHAND.COM"
With twenty years as a songwriter and the Brooks tour under his belt, Roberts and his family moved to Texas in 2000. Dan's career picked up more steam as he was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year 2001 and Entertainer of the Year 2002 for the Academy of Western Artists.
VIDEO OF "FADED LOVE"
His third CD "Viva La Cowboy" recieved three Grammy Recognitions and featured two chart singles on the Texas Music Chart "I'm the One to Call" and "Swingin' Till We Can't See Strait". "I Love Texas" Dan often says with a smile, "I got here as quick as I could". It seems clear that this cowboy and his music are right at home under the Big Lone Star. However it's not all about what Dan gets out of Texas. This soft spoken man loves his wife and kids and has a big heart for children.
VIDEO OF "WOLVES"
His music career and his life took on a whole new meaning after his daughter, Austin, fought and won a two-year battle with brain cancer. Dan and his wife Carol established the REFUSE TO LOSE FUND. The goal is to raise 4.5 million dollars to purchase the same technology that saved his daughters life at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angles, California. The Roberts are partnering with Cook Children's Medical Center to bring that technology to Ft. Worth, Texas.
VIDEO OF "TRUE BLUE HEELER"
Dan is a top notch entertainer and definitely pleased the crowd with his cowboy music that obviously came from experience and a love for the cowboy lifestyle.
RICHIE OWENS OPENING FOR DAN ROBERTS
Richie Owens, my good friend of over 10 years opened the show. I know that I might be just a bit prejudiced, but he had an awesome set. Richie is a singer songwriter and played all original material.
VIDEO OF "MAN ON A MISSION
VIDEO OF "TWO HANDS"
A number of years ago Richie put out an acoustic Christian CD titled Like A Child One of my favorite songs on the album is All Things Work Together. Here is the video of him playing All Things Work Together at the concert.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.