Dana Jordan AKA Dana Burks
Have you ever heard a vocalist and wondered why you haven't heard of that artist before? Well, such is the case with the beautiful and talented Dana Jordan. From the Bayou State of Louisiana, Dana took the plunge and moved to Nashville TN in 1995, where she is a successful studio vocalist and an established entertainer. Her strong, deep-throated singing style will match and surpass some of the most famous female entertainers you have ever heard-she knows how to captivate a crowd, that's for sure! They stand in awe as she sings and performs for them, totally captivated by her talents!
Dana Jordan began her music career at an early age, when her great-grandfather found an old upright piano in an abandoned house. From that point on, her love for music drove her to becoming the force she is today. She traveled with numerous gospel bands in the early years, performing at Jimmy Swaggart's church before 8,000 teens and appearing regularly on the "Fully Alive" gospel television broadcast in her home area. She has several gospel records recorded with The Christian Voices, Spiritwind, Reflections, as well as two duo projects recorded with long-time friend and fellow vocalist, Debbie Chunn.
She began writing her own music in the early 90's, and sent a demo of that music to RMD Records' producer, Carl Griffin. Carl had a positive impact on Dana's career, and was instrumental in her commitment to move to Nashville to further develop her talents.
But her career in country music really took off when she won some money on a casino slot machine in Shreveport LA, which paid for her first trip to Nashville. She entered the Loretta Lynn Talent competition, taking 5th place alongside artists including Dreamworks artist Jessica Andrews and 2004's Nashville Star winner Erika Jo.
A few months later, she moved to Music City and immediately began working for several producers in town, singing background vocals and songwriter demos. Soon, she released her debut project entitled "Standing on the Edge of Goodbye", produced by award-winning Indie producer of the year Dick McVey. Two songs on the project were Dana's originals, the title cut and "Daddy's Girl". During this same time, she had also caught the attention of producer Larry Wilson, and her follow-up project "Life's No Bed of Roses" was released with Willow Wind Records in 1999. This project also included two of Dana's originals, "Take That", written with hometown buddy, Don Sandifer and "Hold Fast to the Faith", written for her mom during a difficult time in her life. Life in the music biz seemed to be going pretty good for the Louisiana native!
Dana also landed a position as Staff background vocalist and regularly performed at the Ernest Tubbs TX Troubadour Theatre's Nashville Country Showcase. She was a guest performer with Opry Star, Jean Shepherd on the Midnight Jamboree, as well.
Dana has opened shows for T. Graham Brown, Shanandoah, Clarence Carter, and most recently Tyler England. She has toured the USA with her band for over 6 ½ years, performing at casinos and large dance clubs. She also did two extended tours performing with Carnival Cruiselines. Dana has two other CDs which were released in 2003 and 2004 with Willow Wind Records (www.willowwindproductions.com).
In 2005, Dana took a much needed rest from her full time touring gig, settled in at her home in Madison TN and soon became involved with her current record label, KMA Records and producer, Keith Bradford. If you visit her website www.danajordanmusic.com, you will find her latest releases, with links to all merchandise available for online purchases!
You might also have seen Dana singing in a family movie, entitled "Jeremy's Egg", which also starred former Shanandoah vocalist, Marty Rabon and the infamous "Re-run", from the hit TV show, "What's Happening?" This movie was filmed as a spec project for Hallmark Movies.
Today, Dana is busy with her own Classic Rock/Variety band, performing at local clubs in and around Nashville. You can find her performance schedule posted at www.myspace.com/danajordanandcompany . She has recently landed a SAM ASH MUSIC sponsorship and her music can also be found at www.samash.com . Come and see her on stage in her home area – she's every bit the professional entertainer and vocalist you would ever want to see perform! See you soon!
Official Website: http://www.danajordanmusic.com/
MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/danajordanmusic