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Nashville recording artist and songwriter, Danika Portz, is creating a buzz in Music City. Originally from Remsen, Iowa, Danika has been performing since the age of 6. Her mother recognized her talent at an early age and put together her first “tour” to all the local nursing homes at the age of 8 and started competing in competitions at the age of 9. From collegiate choirs to professional theatre companies, corporate events to state and county fairs, Danika is a seasoned veteran to the stage.
Since moving to Nashville, Danika has caught the attention of several record labels and publishers around town. .Her distinctive sound and style is what sets her apart from the typical country act as her music has been described as a mixture of Mumford and Sons, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry -with a voice on par with Norah Jones. Lyrically grounded in country music, yet unafraid to think outside the box melodically, Danika phrases things in such a way that grabs the listener and makes them want more.
In 2013, Danika signed a publishing and artist deal with Grin Like A Dog Songs in partnership with Green Hills Music Group, which is headed by former Sony VP, Woody Bomar, who during his tenure at Sony signed Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, and many more.
“I am thrilled to be working with Danika – she’s a unique artist with passion, intelligence and vision,” said Steve Mitchell, President to Grin Like A Dog Songs. “Plus, she is such a joy to work with,” adds Woody Bomar, President of Green Hills Music Group. Las Vegas based clothing company, Tatyana Designs has also joined the team as Danika’s exclusive clothing sponsor.
Danika’s resume includes: The BMI Key West Songwriters Festival (Key West, FL), Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival (Nashville, TN), CMA Music Festival (Nashville, TN), Open Spaces Festival (Wilmington, DE), and some of the largest fairs in the state of Iowa, including the Clay County Fair, Plymouth County Fair and the Iowa State Fair. In Nashville, Danika performs at the Bluebird Café as well as the historic Hotel Indigo, Douglas Corner, and Antique Archaeology (History Channel’s American Picker’s antique shop). Danika performs energy packed pop-country shows for corporate events, grand openings, meetings, festivals, county, and state fairs.