SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, SINGER
Dan Mitchell is an American songwriter/singer/producer, best known for co-writing the #1 (US and Canada) Alabama hit "If You’re Gonna Play In Texas, You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band," which BMI has certified for over 4 million airplays. He has RIAA certifications for over 30 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards. Dan is also credited for singing, writing and producing National Television and Radio commercials for Miller Beer and is noted for his production work with such legendary recording acts as Johnny PayCheck, Tiny Tim and many others.
Rachel Stacy, "Boomerang" (Produced by Dan Mitchell and Sean Gasaway Written by Dan Mitchell, Sean Gasaway and George Cumbest)
#1 New Music Weekly (Main Chart), #1 New Music Weekly (Indie Chart), #1 Indie World Country, #1 Renegade Radio Nashville, #30 Music Row Magazine
Dan produced and co-wrote, Jason Mitchell's song "STOMP" which was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of their featured songs at home games. The Steelers invited Jason to perform "STOMP" and the "Star Spangled Banner" at Heinz Field in 2013 for over 60,000 fans! Dan’s writing and production work also led to Jason’s signing with Stroudavarius and R&J Records. Jason has finished and digitally released his new project ”Comin' Off The Water."
Produced the Johnny PayCheck Project "The Last Outlaw" featuring George Jones. The Tracks were recorded at The Bennett House and Johnny's vocals were performed on location at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute in Ohio where Johnny was imprisoned. Dan managed PayCheck upon his release in 1991.
Produced and co-wrote Tiny Tim's album "Leave Me Satisfied" which was Tiny's first Top 40 Country Single for NLT Records.
Produced Deborah Allen's "Rockin' Little Christmas" with guests The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin, Suzy Bogus and The Bellamy Brothers for WeBlast Records which was later optioned to Red River Entertainment/Sony Red.
Taylor Made, a sibling trio, from West Virginia was awarded "MusicRow Magazine's Independent Artist of the Year" in 2012 and New Music Weekly Magazine's "New Country Artist of 2012". Dan managed and produced them and was President of their record label, Little General Records.
Former head of Verastar Records, their artist, Marianne Allison, was nominated 'Female Vocalist of the Year'in New Music Weekly Magazine and reached the #1 position twice (June 24, 2015 and again July 17, 2015) with her single "Take My People With Me" produced by Dan and written by Marianne and Sean Gasaway.
As head of Premier 1 Records, Dan produced Mason Dixon, a popular group from Texas, The group was the first act to have a Top 40 Country Billboard single on an independent record label in the 1980s, with the release of "3935 West End Avenue" in 1987 and that same year Mason Dixon won Cashbox Magazine's prestigious 'Group of the Year' award. Dan was instrumental in securing them a record deal with Capitol Records.
Produced the British group Poacher for European Release.
Produced the band Southern Exposure which led to them being signed to Giant Records.
Dan Mitchell Productions LLC
Rebel Run Music / BMI
Morris Music Group International / BMI (with Dale Morris)
Morris, Mitchell Music / ASCAP (with Dale Morris)
Dan has written hundreds of songs. Here are a few of the artists who have recorded them:
(Special Thanks to my co-writers)
Alabama - "If You're Gonna Play In Texas, You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band" #1
Alabama - "Louisiana Moon"
Waylon Jennings & Mel Tillis - "Mason Dixon Lines"
George Jones & Johnny Paycheck - "The Last Outlaw"
Waylon Jennings & Mel Tillis - "Mason Dixon Lines"
Johnny PayCheck - "My Ring Started Fallin' Off My Finger"
Johnny PayCheck - "Big Bad Mama"
Johnny PayCheck - "Lefty Was Right"
Tiny Tim - "Leave Me Satisfied"
Tiny Tim - "Looking Forward To The Past"
Tiny Tim - "I Want To Get Crazy With You"
Tiny Tim - "Put Me On Your List of Easy Lovers"
The Oak Ridge Boys" - "Sometimes The Rain Won't Let Me Sleep"
Moe Bandy - "Rodeo Romeo" #3
Moe Bandy - "Only If There Is Another You" #10
Moe Bandy - She's Playing Hard To Forget"
Moe Bandy - "Devoted To Your Memory"
Moe Bandy - " That's As Close To Cheatin' As I Came"
Moe Bandy - "One More Port"
Moe Bandy - "Someone Like You"
Moe Bandy - "Honky Tonk Merry Go Round"
Moe Bandy - "Today I Almost Stopped Loving You"
Moe Bandy - "There's Nothing More Desperate Than An Old Desperado"
Moe Bandy - "The All American Dream"
Moe Bandy - "Our Love Could Burn Atlanta Down Again"
Moe Bandy & Judy Bailey - "It's You And Me Again"
Moe & Joe - "Leave These Good Ol' Boys Alone"
Joe Stampley - "The Jukebox Never Plays Home Sweet Home"
Joe Stampley - "The Fool"
Joe Stampley - "This Time Last Year"
Joe Stampley - "I Found You"
Joe Stampey - "I've Done All That I Can Do"
Joe Stampley - "I'm Willing To Try"
Diana Trask with Dave Owens = "We Agree We Must Be In Love"
Jack Greene - "The Fool"
Jack Greene - "The Jukebox Never Plays Home Sweet Home"
Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad) - "We Used To Have It Made In America"
David Houston - "Here's To All The Working Husbands In The World"
Connie Smith - "Ten Thousand and One"
Sammi Smith - "Easy"
Razzy Bailey - "One In A Row"
Big Al Downing - "There'll Never Be A Better Night For Being Wrong"
Leona Williams - "We Agree We Must Be In Love"
Jimmy C Newman - "Louisiana Love"
Leroy Van Dyke - "Here Today and Here Tomorrow"
John Wesley Ryles - "Finders Keepers Losers Weepers"
Jason Mitchell - "STOMP"
Jason Mitchell - "Crazy Way You Make Me"
Jason Mitchell - "Off of the Water"
Jason Mitchell - "Itty Bitty Tennessee Town"
Jason Mitchell - "Cold River"
Jason Mitchell & Cowboy Troy - "Party Up"
Deborah Allen - "Moody Bluesy Christmas"
Rachel Stacy - "Boomerang"
Rachel Stacy ' "All Nighter"
Curtis Potter - 'It's The Cheatin' She Loves"
Leon Rausch - "The Games Cheaters Play"
Billy Pitcock - "I Can't Keep My Eyes Off You"
Jerry Thompson - "I'm Losin' Your Love In Fractions"
Poacher (UK) - "Rock and Roll Ain't Every Gonna Die"
Poacher (UK) - "Don't Say No Tonight"
Poacher - (UK) "Highway Robbery"
KayLyn Pace - "Little Change"
Amanda Ells - "Pictures"
Pam Miller - "She Must Know"
David Leach - "Diesel In My DNA"
Taylor Made - "Dark Coal Mine"
Taylor Made - "Ain't Goin' Down"
Taylor Made - "American Muscle"
Taylor Made - "West Virginia Wildlife"
Taylor Made - "'Jump Back"
Hillside Drive - "Doctor Love"
Mason Dixon - "Mason Dixon Lines"
Mason Dixon - "I Never Had A Chance With You"
Mason Dixon - "Homegrown"
Mason Dixon - "Houston Heartache"
Mason Dixon - "Don't Say No Tonight"
Mason Dixon - "Lone Star Lullabye"
Mason Dixon - "Old Friends"
Mason Dixon - "I Spent Every Minute Missing You"
Mason Dixon - "Happy Birthday Texas"
Mason Dixon - "It Doesn't Have A Thing To Do With Christmas"
Mason Dixon - "Christmas Memories"
Mason Dixon - "Christmas Wrappings"
Mason Dixon - "A Christmas As Big As Texas"
Mason Dixon - "Down Home Christmas"
Mason Dixon - "Merry Christmas Love"
Mason Dixon - "Jesus Is The Reason For The Season"
Jeff Carson - Christmas Memories"
Pinkard & Bowden - "What's Happened To The Girls"
The Younger Brothers - "Makin' Love To Dixie"
The Younger Brothers - "Outlaw of Love"
The Truckin' Bozo - "Always In My Truckin' Way"
The Truckin' Bozo - "Let These Big Wheels Roll"
The Truckin' Bozo - "Drivers School"
The Truckin' Bozo - "Daddy"
The Truckin' Bozo - "Lyle Lovett's Hair"
Sean Gasaway - "Itty Bitty Mississippi Town"
Sean Gasaway - "Come Get You Some"
Sean Gasaway - "She Blew Me Away"
Sean Gasaway - "Captivated"
Sean Gasaway - "I'm Gonna Love You"
Sean Gasaway - "This Bar Is My Church"
Sean Gasaway - "Hell Raisin'"
Atlanta - "Dancin' On The Bayou"
Double Eagle Band (Canada) - "Homegrown"
Current projects: Jason Mitchell, Kata Hay (Top 20, The Voice) KayLyn Pace, David Leach.
Jason Mitchell & Cowboy Troy
Phil Dirt and the Dozers
The Oak Ridge Boys
T. Graham Brown
Heidi Raye (Canada)
Sam Durrance (Canada)
Rebecca Holden (Knightrider)
Carolyn Sapp (Miss America)
Miller Beer Genuine Draft National Country Radio
Lucky Strike, European Theatre
Roger’s Clothing for Men
Soundtrack / Big Picture Studio
Miller Beer - National Television Jingle / Super Bowl, NBA Playoffs, MLB World Series, NHL Championship
Miller Beer - 1st National Country Radio Jingle "It’s Real" Miller Genuine Draft
Dole - Guide Vocals for Kenny Rogers / Dole Pineapple
Toyota - Southeastern U.S. Radio "Miles of Smiles"
“The Edge” Coshocton County Relay for Life
“While I Still Can" co-written with Rick Phelps for Memory People about Alz
"She Must Know" The Nashville Connection (Gold Star Moms)
4 BMI Millionaire Airplay Awards for “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas...”
Grammy Nomination, Alabama: Best Performance of “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas...”
CMA Award for “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas...”
Columbia Records Hall of Fame for “Rodeo Romeo”
BMI Airplay Award for “Rodeo Romeo”
BMI Airplay Award for “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas...”
Song of the Year for “Homegrown” (MIRL)
Songwriter of the Year for “Homegrown” (MIRL)
Producer of the Year for ‘Mason Dixon’ (MIRL)
Producer of the Year nomination for ‘Johnny PayCheck’ (MIRL)
Best co-production his son, Jason Mitchell