Dann Huff

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Dann Huff
Born (1960-11-15) November 15, 1960 (age 55)
Origin Nashville, Tennessee[1]
Genres Hard rock, country, country pop
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1976–present
Labels Epic, Frontiers
Associated acts Whiteheart, Giant

Dann Huff (born November 15, 1960) is an American musician, session musician, singer-songwriter and producer.[2] For his work as a producer in the Country music genre he has won several awards including the Musician of the Year award in 2001 and 2004 at the Country Music Association Awards and the Producer of the Year award in 2006 and 2009 at the Academy of Country Music.[3][4] He is the father of singer/songwriter Ashlyne Huff.


Huff began his career as part of the original Christian rock band White Heart in which he played with his brother David Huff,[5][6] and later in the melodic hard rock band Giant. He has since then been active as a session guitarist and producer in both rock music and country music. In the 1980s Huff has played guitar on albums for Michael Jackson, Scritti Politti, Whitesnake, Roger Hodgson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Doro Pesch, George Benson,[7] Whitney Houston's debut album Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand,[8] Kenny Rogers[9] and more.[10][11] Since the 1990s Huff has been working as a producer for various bands and artists some of which include Faith Hill, Megadeth, Rebecca St. James and Rascal Flatts.[12]

Some songs Huff has played on include:


  1. ^ Dillon, Charlotte. "Dann Huff biography". Allmusic. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Producer Profile: Dann Huff". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "CMA Awards Database - Dann Huff". Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Country Music Association Awards. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Winner Search Results - Dann Huff". Los Angeles, California, USA: Academy of Country Music. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Traja (March 14, 1987). "White Heart Beats". Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, California , USA). p. 5. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ Cusic, Don (2009). Encyclopedia of contemporary Christian music: pop, rock, and worship. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 461. ISBN 978-0-313-34425-1. 
  7. ^ "20 20 by George Benson @ARTISTdirect". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Emotion by Barbra Streisand @ARTISTdirect". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ "What About Me by Kenny Rogers @ARTISTdirect". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ Songs and Albums on which Dann Huff played on
  11. ^ Biography of Giant/Dan Huff on Allmusic.com
  12. ^ Tucker, Ken (April 15, 2006). "Hitting the high notes". Billboard Magazine (e5 Global Media). p. 38. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  13. ^ Prown, Pete; Newquist, HP. Legends of rock guitar: The essential reference of rock's greatest guitarists. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 211. ISBN 0-7935-4042-9. 
  14. ^ "1990 album: Go West Young Man". Artist Direct. Retrieved October 10, 2009. 

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