Award winning singer/songwriter
A solo artist in Texas for twelve years, Dan’s previous eighteen years were spent in Nashville, Tennessee honing his craft as a songwriter. Dan has penned numerous billboard chart songs including several for mega superstar Garth Brooks. When Dan teamed up with Brooks and Bryan Kennedy to write the #1 smash “The Beaches of Cheyenne”, Roberts was off and running. Garth signed Roberts and Kennedy to a two-year deal to open his world tour in 1996-97. The duo opened more Garth Brooks shows than any other opening act in Garth Brooks’ career.
When Dan stepped off Brooks’ tour bus, he picked up his pen and wrote an album for himself titled “There’s a Little Cowboy in All of Us.” He followed up with his second CD “Cowhand.com”- which charted on both Gavin and Billboard. “Viva La Cowboy” and “Family, Faith and Freedom” have followed with major success.
With twenty years as a songwriter and the Brooks tour under his belt, Roberts and his family moved to Texas in 2000. Dan’s career picked up more steam as he was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year 2001 and Entertainer of the Year 2002 for the Academy of Western Artists.
His third CD “Viva La Cowboy” received three Grammy Recognitions and featured two chart singles on the Texas Music Chart “I’m the One to Call” and “Swingin’ Till We Can’t See Strait”. “I Love Texas” Dan often says with a smile, “I got here as quick as I could”. It seems clear that this cowboy and his music are right at home under the Big Lone Star. However it’s not all about what Dan gets out of Texas. This soft spoken man loves his wife and kids and has a big heart for children.
His music career and his life took on a whole new meaning after his daughter, Austin, fought and won a two-year battle with brain cancer. Dan and his wife Carol established the REFUSE TO LOSE FUND. The goal was to raise 4.5 million dollars to purchase the same technology that saved his daughters life at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angles, California. The Roberts partnered with Cook Children’s Medical Center to bring that technology to Ft. Worth, Texas. To date the technology has been used in over 1,000 neurosurgeries.
Award winning singer/songwriter Dan Roberts received the 2004 Terry Awards Entertainer of the Year. His latest gospel CD “Family, Faith & Freedom” is a tribute to the music that has shaped his life. “The winning combination of the music and the mission is what makes it all worthwhile!” says Dan with a warm smile.