born on 15/11/1960 in Nashville, TN, United States
|Born|| November 15 1960
Dann Huff (born November 15, 1960) is an American musician, session musician, singer-songwriter and producer. For his work as a producer in the Country music genre he has won several awards including the Musician of the Year award in 2001 and 2004 at the Country Music Association Awards and the Producer of the Year award in 2006 and 2009 at the Academy of Country Music. He is the father of singer/songwriter Ashlyne Huff.
Huff began his career as part of the original Christian rock band White Heart in which he played with his brother David Huff, and later in the melodic Hard Rock band Giant. He has since then been active as a session guitarist and producer in both rock music and country music. In the 1980s Huff has played guitar on albums for Michael Jackson, Scritti Politti, Whitesnake, Roger Hodgson, Steven Curtis Chapman, Doro Pesch, George Benson, Whitney Houston's debut album Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers and more. Since the 1990s Huff has been working as a producer for various bands and artists some of which include Carrie Underwood, Amy Grant, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Megadeth, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Suzy Bogguss, Hunter Hayes, Kathy Mattea, Lonestar, Jewel Kilcher, Rascal Flatts and Martina McBride.
Some songs Huff has played on include:
- "Man in the Mirror" & "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - Michael Jackson
- "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion
- "I Could Fall In Love" - Selena
- "Here I Go Again" (US radio version 1987) - Whitesnake
- "Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge
- "The Glory of Love" - Peter Cetera
- "Next Time I Fall" - Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
- "One Sweet Day" & "All I Want For Christmas Is You" - Mariah Carey
- "Straight Up" & "Cold Hearted" - Paula Abdul
- "I Found Someone" - Michael Bolton.
- "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter" - Reba McEntire.
- "On My Own" - Michael McDonald & Patti LaBelle
- "Go West Young Man" - Michael W. Smith
- Rea, James. Producer's Sportlight: Dann Huff. Nashville Music Guide. Retrieved on 19 August 2010.
- Awards & Nominations - CMA Awards. Country Music Association Awards. Retrieved on 19 August 2010.
- Awards & Nominations - ACM Awards. Academy of Country Music. Retrieved on 19 August 2010.
- Rosenthal, Traja, White Heart Beats, Lodi News-Sentinel, 14 March 1987, p. 5. URL accessed on 24 September 2010.
- Cusic, Don (2009). Encyclopedia of contemporary Christian music: pop, rock, and worship, Greenwood Publishing Group.
- Geroge Benson 20/20, album from 1984
- Barbra Streisand, album Emotion from 1984
- Kenny Rogers, Single 'What about me'
- [Dann Huff at All Music Guide Songs and Albums on which Dann Huff played on]
- [Dann Huff at All Music Guide Biography of Giant/Dan Huff on Allmusic.com]
- Tucker, Ken, Hitting the high notes, Billboard Magazine, e5 Global Media, 15 April 2006, p. 38. URL accessed on 4 September 2010.
- Legends of rock guitar: The essential reference of rock's greatest guitarists, Hal Leonard Corporation.
- 1990 album: Go West Young Man. Artist Direct. Retrieved on 2009-10-10.