Dave Barnes on Matt Wertz's Gun Shy (pt. 1)
I first learned about Dave Barnes as a senior at the University of Illinois. I stumbled on Dave’s name on the list of upcoming shows at a well known music venue in Knoxville I had recently discovered, clicked on it, and the rest is history.
Dave has been a consistent source of friendship and camaraderie over the years, as we’ve both soared and trudged through this career in music. I’m always amazed at how often we are going through similar things/thinking similar thoughts about life and music. Each pursuing our own independent careers, we’ve written, recorded, and toured together, in some capacity for the past 15 years.
I asked Dave to interview ME for The Curiosity Habit about the process of writing and recording my newest record, Gun Shy, and we talked so much it turned into 2 episodes. I think you’re gonna love being a fly on the wall to our conversation! Listen & enjoy HERE!
Dave Barnes is a singer-songwriter who is probably best known for his song “God Gave Me You” which Blake Shelton cut in 2011 and also earned him Grammy and CMA nominations. With over 50 cuts by other artists, Barnes has written hits including the #1 CCM hit "All I Need" (Bethany Dillon), "Until You" (Billy Currington), "Daughter of A Workin' Man" (Danielle Bradbery), and "Mary & Joseph" (Tim McGraw). Barnes is also a veteran artist with nine albums under his belt, including his latest, Carry On, San Vicente which released in March of this year. Lean more about Dave HERE.