Daniel Tashian

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Daniel Tashian

Daniel Tashian is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has spent ten years writing and producing for Big Yellow Dog Music.[1]

Tashian's music career began when he was 19 years old and signed his first deal on Elektra Records.[2] His first album was produced by T. Bone Burnett, and he also started a band called The Silver Seas (originally called The Bees) in 1999.[2] The success of that band lead them to an appearance on Later... with Jools Holland.[3]

Recently, he co-produced Kacey Musgraves’ critically acclaimed album Golden Hour in addition to co-writing 7 of the album’s 13 songs, including “Slow Burn,” “Happy and Sad,”  “Love is a Wild Thing,” and the album’s title track, “Golden Hour.”[4] Tashian received two Grammys,[5] one ACM award,[6] and one CMA award[7] for his work on the album. Other production credits include Tenille Townes’s Living Room Worktapes EP,[8] Jessie James Decker’s On This Holiday album,[9] and work for artists including A Girl Called Eddy, Trent Dabbs, Emily West, Lily & Madeleine, Lissie, and Sad Penny.

Other notable songwriting credits include his first number one song, “Hometown Girl” by Josh Turner,[10] “White Horse” by Tenille Townes,[11] “Good Night” by Billy Currington,[12] and “The Bees” by Leeann Womack.[13] He has also had several sync placements in hit TV shows and movies including the film Our Idiot Brother,[14] Pretty Little Liars, Nashville, Reign, and Scorpion. His band The Silver Seas also placed a song in the Breaking Bad TV series.

In 2019 Tashian released I Love Rainy Days, a children's album for which he wrote and produced all the music and painted all associated artwork,[15] following in 2020 with Mr. Moonlight, another children's album.[16] In July 2020, Tashian collaborated with Burt Bacharach on the EP Blue Umbrella.

Selected songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-Writers
2008 Lee Ann Womack Call Me Crazy The Bees Natalie Hemby[17]
2009 Mindy Smith Stupid Love True Love of Mine None[18]
2011 Eli Young Band Life At Best How Quickly You Forget Mike Eli, Natalie Hemby[19]
Tim McGraw Christmas All Over the World Christmas All Over the World Troy Verges[20]
2012 Logan Mize Nobody in Nashville Ball & Chain Logan Mize, Bob DiPiero[21]
High & Dry Logan Mize[21]
I Remember Everything Logan Mize, Liz Rose[21]
Love & Theft Love & Theft Town Drunk Natalie Hemby[22]
Erin McCarley My Stadium Electric There's No Holding You Down Erin McCarley[23]
2015 Nashville Cast If I'm Still Dreaming (feat. Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen & Jonathan Jackson) - Single If I'm Still Dreaming (feat. Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen & Jonathan Jackson) Cary Barlowe
Billy Currington Summer Forever Good Night (feat. Jessie James Decker) Rosi Golan, Claire Guerreso[24]
Jill Andrews The War Inside Stepping Out Jill Andrews, Kyle Ryan[25]
Jessie James Decker This Christmas Baby! It's Christmas Jessie James Decker[26]
2016 Martina McBride Reckless You & You Alone Sarah Buxton, Abe Stoklasa[27]
Charles Kelley The Driver Dancing Around It Charles Kelley, Abe Stoklasa
Steve Moakler Steve Moakler - EP Jealous Girl Steve Moakler[28]
Nashville Cast The Music of Nashville (Original Soundtrack) [Season 4, Vol. 2] Wild Card (feat. Lennon Stella) Rosi Golan, Claire Guerreso[29]
Kelleigh Bannen Cheap Sunglasses - EP Welcome to the Party Kelleigh Bannen, Abe Stoklasa[30]
Chris Lane Stolen Car - Single Stolen Car Sarah Archer, Katie Buxton[31]
2017 Josh Turner Deep South Hometown Girl Marc Beeson[32]
Charlie Worsham Beginning of Things Call You Up Abe Stoklasa[33]
Claire Guerreso Battle Cry - Single Battle Cry
Keelan Donovan Keelan Donovan - EP Tonight Feels Different
Touch & Go
Logan Mize Come Back Road All This Night Needs Matraca Berg, Dave Berg[34]
Big City Troy Verges[34]
Sara Evans Words Night Light Jaida Dreyer[35]
Jessie James Decker Southern Girl City Lights Almost Over You Sarah Burton, Abe Stoklasa[36]
Open All Night Maren Morris, Angelo Petraglia[36]
2018 Lissie Castles Best Days Lissie, Ian Fitchuk[37]
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves, Ian Fitchuk[38]
Happy & Sad
Lonely Weekend
Love is a Wild Thing
Oh, What a World
Slow Burn
Tenille Townes Living Room Worktapes Where You Are Tenille Townes, Keelan Donovan[8]
White Horse Tenille Townes, Jeremy Spillman[8]
Logan Mize Come Back Road Cool Girl Logan Mize[34]
From the Vault - EP I Want You Troy Verges[39]
Thinking About You
Keelan Donovan Like a Radio - Single Like a Radio Keelan Donovan, Abe Stoklasa[40]
Lucie Silvas E.G.O. My Old Habits Lucie Silvas, Keelan Donovan[41]
Jessie James Decker On This Holiday Snowlight Jessie James Decker[9]
Wonderful Day
Christmas in Cabo
2019 Daniel Tashian I Love Rainy Days Blue Sky None[15]
Counting Song
Driving With You
I Love Rainy Days
Little Star
Someone With a Dream
The Letters
Walk Tall
2020 Tenille Townes The Lemonade Stand Holding Out for the One Marc Beeson, Tenille Townes [42]
Come As You Are Marc Beeson, Tenille Townes[42]
The Way You Look Tonight (feat. Keelan Donovan) Keelan Donovan, Tenille Townes
Find Out Sacha Skarbek, Tenille Townes

Selected production credits[edit]

Year Artist Project Co-Producers
2014 Skyline Motel Skyline Motel
2017 Lucie Silvas "My Old Habits"
2018 Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves, Ian Fitchuk[38]
2018 Tenille Townes Living Room Worktapes None[8]
2018 Jessie James Decker On This Holiday Jessie James Decker[43]
2019 Lily & Madeline "Can't Help the Way I Feel" Ian Fitchuk[44]


Award Song/Project Nominated/Won Category
Grammy Golden Hour Won Album of the Year[5]
Golden Hour Won Best Country Album[5]
Academy of Country Music Golden Hour Won Album of the Year[6]
Country Music Association Golden Hour Won Album of the Year[7]
BMI Award Hometown Girl Won N/A[45]


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