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Birth Name:
David Barnes


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Dave Barnes


Although born in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Dave Barnes spent most of his childhood in Mississippi, where he formed an early attachment to hip-hop but was also exposed to classic soul, blues, and R&B by his parents. He later enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University and began writing songs for other artists. Barnes also played solo shows on campus, and by the time he graduated with a degree in recording industry management, he'd decided to pursue his own music career.. Barnes moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and gravitated toward the city's acoustic folk scene. The desire to make more groove-oriented music convinced him to assemble a full band, though, and he did so by adding Justin Rosolino on guitar, Matt Mangano on bass, Ben Shive on keyboards, and Josh Robinson on drums. Barnes' soulful pop songs won him the support of artists like John Mayer (his labelmate on Aware Records), while the spiritual tone of his lyrics earned some support from the Christian music scene. He remained on Aware's roster for two albums — 2004's Brother, Bring the Sun and 2006's Chasing Mississippi, both produced by Ed Cash — before moving to Razor & Tie for 2008's Me and You and the World and 2010's What We Want, What We Get. The latter album became a surprise Christian hit, debuting in the Top Five on the Christian charts and paving the way for a holiday album, Very Merry Christmas, which followed later that year. Stories to Tell appeared early in 2012.

Top Albums

1. Hymns for He..
What We Want, What We Get, Dave Barnes
2. What We Want..
Very Merry Christmas (Bonus Track Version), Dave Barnes
3. Very Merry C..
You, the Night & Candlelight - EP, Dave Barnes
4. You, the Nig..
Stories to Tell (Bonus Track Version), Dave Barnes
5. Stories to T..
Golden Days, Dave Barnes
6. Golden Days
A December to Remember, Dave Barnes
7. A December t..
Me and You and the World, Dave Barnes
8. Me and You a..
Brother, Bring the Sun, Dave Barnes
9. Brother, Bri..
Select Songbook Instrumentals - EP, Dave Barnes
10. Select Songb..
Chasing Mississippi, Dave Barnes
11. Chasing Miss..
Three, Then Four - EP, Dave Barnes
12. Three, Then ..
Somehow Saving You - Single, Dave Barnes
13. Somehow Savi..
Hey Now - Single, Dave Barnes
14. Hey Now - Si..

Top Songs

God Gave Me YouWhat We Want, What We Get3:48$1.29
Good Day for Marrying YouHymns for Her - EP2:42$1.29
Darlin'Hymns for Her - EP3:53$1.29
HeadlightsHymns for Her - EP3:35$1.29
Tell Her You DoHymns for Her - EP3:01$1.29
Little LiesWhat We Want, What We Get2:47$1.29
On a Night Like ThisMe and You and the World3:06$1.29
Nothing FancyBrother, Bring the Sun2:48$1.29
MississippiHymns for Her - EP2:59$1.29
GoodGolden Days4:03$1.29
Until YouYou, the Night & Candle..4:41$1.29
Carry Me ThroughMe and You and the World3:16$1.29
Little I KnowHymns for Her - EP3:25$1.29
Somehow Saving YouSomehow Saving You - Single3:24$1.29
Hotel KeysGolden Days3:36$1.29
Sharon SueGolden Days3:07$1.29
Can't She TryGolden Days3:12$1.29
By TwoGolden Days3:54$1.29
Heartbroken DownGolden Days3:23$1.29
Something MoreGolden Days3:17$1.29
Little Civil WarGolden Days3:32$1.29
All She Wants Is YouGolden Days3:22$1.29
Loving Los AngelesGolden Days3:42$1.29
Twenty ThreeGolden Days3:55$1.29
When Love Was BornDecember to Remember3:12$1.29

Top Music Videos

God Gave Me You, Dave Barnes
1. God Gave Me Y...
Until You, Dave Barnes
2. Until You
Good, Dave Barnes
3. Good
Making of Stories to Tell, Dave Barnes
4. Making of Sto...


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