Fresh Off Bangerz Tour, Dani Elliott Steps Into The Spotlight
Dani Elliott has a good story about the moment she decided to become a singer. “Apparently, I walked onto the podium at church when I was two and took the mic out of my mom’s hand as she was singing during a service and took over for her,” she said. “So I guess if that wasn’t a definitive moment I’m not really sure what is.”
Since then, the Nashville-based songstress has spent years touring with the best of the best—she’s backed up MIA, The Roots, White Prism, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, and most recently, Miley Cyrus on the Bangerz Tour. With her new single, “The Best Part”, Dani’s stepping into the spotlight. Listen up to her new single, and get to know the woman behind the music—how many girls do you know that proposed to their husband?
ON WRITING HER FIRST SINGLE: I was playing around on my guitar and came up with this pulsing kind of loop that ended up laying the groundwork for the song, at least acoustically. After I came up with that, the lyrical content came from me perpetually proposing to my now husband! He’s a methodical kind of dude and I’m kind of impulsive, so obviously when it came to something like marriage, he needed a little more time to adjust to the idea than I did. I mean, I knew what I wanted! So “The Best Part” was really born from a place of me wanting to assure him that I understood the depth and seriousness of the commitment but also how amazing it would be for us to share that together. It worked! I’m just generally excited for anyone outside of our house to hear it!
“I think the most important way I learned to sing was by living in New York.”