If true country is what you want, then look no further. Being described as one of the best voices coming out of Beaumont, Tx, Donice has made waves in the Lone Star State.
Raised in SE Texas, Donice learned to play the guitar at the age of six. His inspiration to sing professionally came around the time that Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd were both singing in a local bar in Beaumont, Tx called Cutter’s. “I would just sit and watch both of them, taking different aspects that I liked from both and combining them. It was like going to Honky Tonk school for me,” says Donice. It made a huge impression on him and he soon found himself singing on that same stage a couple of years later. Some of his other influences are Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Conway Twitty.
A few years later, Donice moved to Atlanta, Ga to take a five night a week job singing at Cowboy’s Dance Hall. It was there he opened for such acts as Merle Haggard, Lonestar, and Kenny Chesney to name a few. While working there, Donice met and became close friends with Polygram recording artist, Davis Daniel. Davis was able to give him inside advice about the business and introduce him to songwriting, which resulted in the two co-writing several songs. “That boy is unapologetically country,” says Davis.
After moving back to Texas five years later, Donice toured Texas dance halls for 8 years opening for Texas Country acts like Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, and Cody Johnson.
In the fall of 2016, Donice was invited to be part of the Texas Music Takeover in London, England with Jason Boland, Luke Wade and Sean McConnell. This tour was brought together by promoters Stephen Bethea, Jon Reedy and 95.9 The Ranch.
Stephen Bethea had this to say about Donice…
“Every year we bring one or two newcomers on the Texas Music Takeover in London, England”, says Bethea.”Donice absolutely made a ton of fans not only in England, but also within the Texas Music family!! Donice is bringing back what has been missing in country music…actual country music! He is in a sense a throwback to Keith Whitley, Alan Jackson, and George Strait. I couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for Donice, his band, and his family.”
Immediately following the tour, Donice made the trip to Nashville and recorded his self-titled debut EP with producer Trent Willmon. This EP featured “Good Hurt Comin’ On and “WD-40 & Duct Tape”, which reached #25 and #15 respectively on the Texas Regional Radio Chart. The follow-up album, “Long Live The Cowboy”, is set to release in the Spring of 2019.
Donice has a great and loyal fanbase already, and is so excited to broaden that fanbase by expanding his tour schedule to reach them!
WD-40 & Duct Tape