Dan Crump
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Dan Crump


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The best kept secret in music


"There's An Old Saying"

There's an old saying: "Don't light the firecracker if you don't want to hear the pop." In the case of Dan Crump's 2005 release "TRUTH IS" the adage would translate to "don't get this many fabulous pickers on one disc unless you want to make some waves." Crump will make plenty of waves with "TRUTH IS," an Ernie Wells production. This disc is quite capable of making a Texas superstar out of Dan Crump. Wells' production skills rival Mark Bright and Marty Williams (Rascal Flatts) as he includes Lloyd Maines, Floyd Domino, and Chip Dolan (yes THE Chip Dolan) in his list of performers. Crump pens most of the tracks on the disc and delivers each cut with precision. Wells pens a few including a highlight of the album "Walk On" which also includes the vocal talents of Teresa James. Somebody please remember this album at nomination time for the Texas Music Awards! It's award-worthy from top to bottom. You'll love the wah guitar work on "Love You Baby" and you'll smile big on "She Likes Shoes." Crump is one of the few to come along that has a real shot at the big time. Throughout this disc the sound is truly Texan with evidence of Nashville training. Let's all hope that as Crump enjoys his ride to the top he's always mindful that this disc, the one that made him famous, was a Houston, Texas production. Excellent country music sound, fabulous writing, masterful delivery, and a well-collected project, Crump's "TRUTH IS" should be your next purchase. If you're a DJ, it should be your next spin. Get it!
- My Texas Music

"Pretty Dang Good"

• While contemporary country music really isn't my thing (even in high school, when you most want to fit in, I was loathe to join in on the Garth Brooks sing-alongs and spontaneous line dancing at school gatherings), I received Dan Crump's CD Truth Is and think it's pretty dang good for contemporary country music. Listen to some tracks here... - Houston Chronicle


TRUTH IS - Audio 11 Records - 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


"TRUTH IS" - His first CD on Audio 11 Records, contains everything from an up beat song about a lost love with a fondness for footwear (She Likes Shoes) to the true story of his parent’s marriage (40 Years). The project was a year in the making and worth every moment.

As Dan states... “ we were blessed to get some tremendous talent to help us on the record." Tremendous talent is no exaggeration. Some of the players on the record include Texas steel guitar and dobro legend-Lloyd Maines, Ace In The Hole Band's fiddle virtuoso-Gene Elders, two time Grammy winner-Floyd Domino on keys and renowned producer-Ernie Wells

Raised in Lubbock, TX, Dan was exposed to the music of many local favorites. The Maines Brothers Band, Terry Allen, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Joe Ely, Waylon Jennings, and Mac Davis to name a few. Just as most typical teen’s worship rock and roll, Dan was no exception. Bands such as Van Halen fast became Crump’s musical passion until his first few years at Texas Tech University.

While working at a guitar shop and attending college, Dan befriended another songwriter named Pat Green. “Pat turned me on to guys like Robert Earl Keen, Chris Wall, and Jerry Jeff Walker…. who knew that he would someday be selling out stadiums himself! I really enjoy almost all styles of music, but it wasn’t until later that I discovered how much I truly love the Texas singer-songwriter thing…” claims Dan.

“I think the song writer has been in me all along – no matter how hard I try to shake it!” Dan jokes.

"Figure out what that one thing is and go for it.... The tough part for most people is figuring out what their one thing is."- Dan Crump