Danny Bingham Music

Danny Bingham Music

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Time

I read a quote a while back that says you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory...These words are so true..This is a photo of me and Mom just before she passed away 2 years ago..The holidays to me is a time of reflection and I remember as we got older and left home I would always ask my Mom.. what do you want for Christmas?...her answer was always the same..She just wanted all of her children home at the same time......My Mother knew the value of the word "Time"...Granted there were times when I was out on the road somewhere playing music and couldnt make it home for Christmas..other times I was too busy making a life....Yes I was one of those people who never gave a second thought to losing a parent much less my Mom..These last two years have made me realize just how precious our time on this earth can be..I have also come to realize that God has a plan for each and every one of us.Although we cant go back in time we do have memories to cherish as we move on with our lives..God has put a peace in my heart and although I miss my Mom deeply I have the promise from my heavenly Father that I will see her again...My prayer is that you will find the time as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to spend a little more time with your friends and family and forget the lavish gifts..In reality all they really want is a piece of your time.....Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...God Bless...DB

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Legacy

The greatest measure of our lives is not public recognition, but the legacy we leave behind, the people we have touched and the way in which we did it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

12 Things You May Or May Not Know About Me...


Please allow me to introduce myself...My name is Danny Bingham. I am a 1977 graduate of Comanche High School. I was born in Comanche Tx on May 30 1959. My parents are Weldon and Lona Bingham I have 3 older brothers and a sister. I have been married to Linda Bingham for 15 years. We have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Linda and I are very active in our community and take a lot of pride in this small town in Texas that we call home. Together she and I have built several successful businesses....First Impressions Window Cleaning, The Upcycling Sophisticate where we host trunk shows and antique shows in locations all across Texas. Also we own His Voice Recording Studio here in Comanche where I get to follow my passion which is music...Beginning May 24 2014 we are opening Comanches's very first country opry The Austin Street Opry located at 111 S. Austin Street.. Every 4th Saturday in April Linda and I host the Comanche Gospel Music Jam at the Comanche City Park here in Comanche Tx...A free event that brings hundreds of people and their families to the area to enjoy music in the park.
 I am a self taught musician. I play guitar,piano, drums, bass guitar, mandolin and banjo. Linda and I both have a passion to write songs about God and Country ..mostly simple things that folks can relate to. 
 I have been around music all of my life and through the years I have had the opportunity to open shows for a few of my favorite artists..Moe Bandy,Steve Wariner, Rodney Crowell, Ray Price, Marty Raybon, Johnny Duncan and Kenny Chesney In 2006 I was nominated for the Male Horizon Award through the Country Gospel Music Guild and 2 songs that my wife Linda and I had written charted with the CGMG in Nashville...Get Right Or Get Left #42 and Do You Know This Man #36. I also had the opportunity to showcase my songs in Nashville that same year...Also I have a song called "Headed Down To Texas" which was written last year by myself and a friend that was picked by National Geographic Television to be used in their show "Chasing UFO's...
I am grateful for my family, friends and the opportunities and blessings that the Lord has given me....All of the accomplishments listed above I give thanks to God for allowing me to experience..

Monday, November 4, 2013

Now Booking Dates For 2014

If you would like for me to come to your church, festival or family gathering give me a call. I would love to be a part of your next event..Contact:: Danny Bingham Music Productions at 325 330 1219...Email DannyBinghamMusic@gmail.com.....God bless!! DB

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Touching Story..

Just wanted to share a cool story with everyone and just show you how awesome our God is..A few months ago I picked up an acoustic guitar at a yard sale that some friends were having that were relocating to another town..I had a young gentleman come by this afternoon and bought it from me...I showed him a few chords and I noticed he had tears in his eyes as he began to play it and I asked him if he was ok and he told me to look at the head stock...It was a J. Reynolds Brand guitar and he proceeded to tell me that his Dad also played guitar and had passed away at the age of 57....He then rolled up his shirt sleeve and showed me a tattoo that read J. Reynolds...His Dad's name was James Reynolds and he felt that it was just meant for him to have that guitar.He wants to learn to play it and write a song about his Dad....So Taco and Kerri Bill..just know that God had a plan when you left your friends and family here in Comanche because thanks to the two of you your actions made a difference in a young man's life this evening...God bless you both...DB

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Making Music On Mill St.....

With the holidays fast approaching, my mind begins reflecting on my memories of growing up in a small Texas town and family and of course music. It was a simpler time and I remember as kids our parents worked hard to make us kids a loving home, a home where I was born and raised where we made many Thanksgiving and Christmas Day memories. David was the oldest, then William, Donnie, me and our little sis Mary Lou.We grew up on a small dirt road across from a dairy on Mill St. in Comanche Texas. We didnt have as much as some and if we were poor no one ever told us. I have fond memories of Mom in the kitchen cooking and Dad working in the garage..usually on a lawn mower or his old truck. My sister Mary Lou was in her room taking care of her baby dolls, my oldest brother David was outside working on his old 55 Chevy and you could usually find me and my other two brothers making music, me on guitar, Donnie on piano and William on drums...On a good day our dear friend Mike Stapp would join us on bass guitar...on a really good day our friend Bud Parker from San Angelo would join us. We didnt have lots of equipment in those days and more times than not we had to rig up a microphone stand which usually consisted of an old cheap Radio Shack microphone duct taped to a broom handle..I remember Mom came in the room one day and we were jamming away and we stopped as she spoke these words ever so softly.."One day you boys are going to sweep the Nation" referring to her broom rigged up as our make shift microphone stand..Our parents were so supportive of us and I remember back then we had only one grocery store in town that also sold records and when all of the other kids that I knew were waiting for the next big thing G.I. Joe or the new Daisy B.B. gun to hit the shelves at the local Western Auto Store, I was happy to get my hands on a record album..Once a week we would load up and go with Mom and Dad to the store and I couldnt wait to get to the record rack..I was allowed to buy one record a week which was usually a Charley Pride, Glen Campbell, Mel Tillis, Jerry Lee Lewis and the list goes on.....I couldnt wait to get back home and rip the plastic off that album, put on the record player and attempt to play along with it..I remember on Saturday evenings we would play and cars would line up on that old dirt road and people would sit and listen to us as we played for what seemed like hours...Speaking of Bud Parker......In my next segment I will be telling you stories about how we all got started in music our first instruments and influences.as well as the first time I got my first electric guitar and my first Creedence Clearwater Revival album..so many memories so little time!!!.....To be continued.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Who's Holding You Tonight




                                    Dedicated to anyone who has loved and lost. 




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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One Of My Greatest Inspirations..Jeff Cook..

I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Cook when we traveled to Ft. Payne Alabama awhile back and after visiting with him and talking about what an inspiration he had on me..I left having more respect for the man than I ever did before... You see back when Alabama first hit the scene, Some folks may not realize it but Jeff played lead guitar, piano and fiddle...That is a lot of talent for one guy when you are talking about being the only lead player in a 4 piece band..Not to take anything away from the others but Jeff is an amazing artist in his own right with a wonderful sense of humor and an all around great guy who has never lost sight of the folks who helped him get to where he is today...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thankyou....

First of all I want to thank you all for your kind words. messages and texts to let me know you were thinking of me today...as you know it has been 2 years today since my Mom passed away...I'm not going to say it gets easier but there is a comfort in knowing she is in a much better place...Mom was a huge influence and supporter of my music and I am just grateful that I had her all those years and held on to the things she taught me...She was one of a kind and I will always cherish the memories...God bless you all...

Thursday, July 4, 2013

God Bless America

I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if a person were to fly coast to coast..from sea to shining sea..looking down on the masses who are gathered to celebrate their freedoms tonight there would be a sense of pride and respect for our flag as well as our fellow man and that for one night we can put our differences aside and join hand in hand and reflect on those who gave their precious lives for that freedom. No matter the color of our skin..the blood that was and is still being shed is still the same color.....as a Nation we must strive to meet our fellow man half way if there is going to be any hope for our children and grandchildren....for united we stand..divided we fall...God bless those who gave all as well as those who are still serving that we might enjoy this time and God Bless America....

Clip of Dixieland Delight...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21J4reTOqJA

Sunday, June 30, 2013

More Memories of Ft. Payne....

As you all know I am probably one of the biggest fans of the country super group Alabama and I just wanted to share a cool story. I had given Randy's Mother a copy of my new cd "Childhood Memories" on the Friday afternoon when we met with her and my buddy Les Sanders visited her that following Monday and she told him that she played it on her way to church that Sunday morning and again on the way back home..she told him to tell me that she loved it and that it blessed her..She has no idea how blessed we were to meet her and her hospitality was amazing...Her home made blackberry jelly and apple butter is to die for...Great memories.....

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Nice Letter From Buck Borders

Got this in the mail today from the man in charge of the Alabama Fan Club Mr Buck Borders. After we returned from our trip I sent him a picture that Linda had taken of me and him. How nice of him to send us a hand written letter. Almost unheard of these days.....Very nice man..

Monday, June 17, 2013

Memories of Ft Payne Alabama

Last weekend had to be the greatest time I have ever had that I can remember in my life...After arriving in Ft Payne Alabama which is home to four of the most amazing musicians and down to earth guys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting..Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry..We had made arrangements to meet with Mark Herndon but he was in Nashville that weekend. I have been an Alabama fan and have played their music for as long as I can remember..The first people we met were the ladies at the Alabama fan club Karen and Myra....Later on we would meet Buck Borders the man in charge of the fan club and takes care of all of Alabama's merchandise..He was a fantastic guy....They were so nice to us and made us feel right at home...After we checked into the hotel Linda and I went downtown and took pictures of the statues of Jeff, Randy, Mark and Teddy...There were lots of fans gathered around taking pictures and once again it happened..Someone asked me if I was related to Randy because they said I looked just like him..then they asked me if they could have their picture taken with me...I said of course and then I explained that Randy Owen had such an impact on me growing up and that he is someone that I have always looked up to and admired his generosity and compassion and it is just a coincidence that we favor but that we do have many things in common....When given the opportunity I always like to tell folks a little about myself ...I also mentioned that I  have done numerous fundraisers and benefits to help raise money for people in need as a tribute artist doing Alabama's music as Randy Owen. And like Randy I too have a huge heart for kids as I teach guitar in my hometown and I am always looking for guitars for my students..There have been occasions where I have given guitars to kids whose parents might not be able to afford one....I also play at area nursing homes or wherever God will open a door and I just love to share my music and Alabama's music with others..But thats enough about me...Any way back to my story..as we were getting ready to leave someone pulled up to the red light and stuck his head out the window and jokingly said..I have heard these guys and they are not very good!!..I recognized him right away that it was Jeff Cook..He pulled over at the Dekalb Theatre where he was to perform that night and as he got out of his car Linda with camera in hand asked him if he would mind if she took a picture of him and her husband..Jeff said that he was sort of in a hurry and asked if I was close by and as I came sprinting up the sidewalk he looked at me and looked at Linda and said I will take my picture with him under one condition..that he cuts his hair and shaves his beard he looks just like Randy Owen..I will never forget how cool it was to meet one of my biggest inspirations on a sidewalk in downtown Ft Payne. After we left the statues we went to a couple of antique stores downtown Ft Payne then we visited The Strand a neat little cafe where Randy eats at often. As we were sitting there I recieved a text from another Alabama fan and friend from Mobile, Alabama by the name of Betty Blehm..She and her sister Linda were in town for the Fan Appreciation weekend also..She asked me if we would like to see Randy's house upon the mountain and I said sure!!!..When we got there I was amazed at the beauty of his house and his farm...You can tell that Randy lives a pretty simple life and I admire him for that...We had a  couple of photos taken of Linda and I in front of his gate that has the words "Feels So Right" on them...I really cant describe the feeling...Then Betty asked us if we would like to meet Randy's Mother Mrs Martha..I said it would be an honor!! as we pulled into her driveway I got another surprise..My good friend Les Sanders was already there and had told her all about us!!As I made my way toward the carport Les came running toward me and Linda and gave us a huge hug...I have never felt so much love in one place!!Mrs Martha would easily remind you of your own grandmother..she had a huge garden and offered us blackberry jelly and apple butter that she had made and canned..After visiting with her for a few minutes it didnt take me long to realize she was a strong woman of faith and was very bold when she spoke of her love for Jesus...I told her a little bit about my background and she told me that my Mama raised me right and that she was proud that I spoke so highly of my own Mother..Les asked her if I reminded her of anyone and she said Lord yes he reminds me of my Randy when he was younger!!I felt so humbled by her words and generosity and even though I was about to experience the time of my life meeting the boys of Alabama.... Jeff downtown and having my picture taken with him, Having the time of my life at Randy's farm..getting to meet Jeff Cook,Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen at the fan club and presenting the three of them with my "Headed Down To Texas" t shirts, and Randy asking me to autograph his shirt that I gave him......meeting Randy's oldest daughter Alison..plus having my picture taken with over a hundred Alabama fans and meeting so many new friends and Randy's band mates John Bohlinger, Wade Hayes and Megan Mullins.... looking back my most memorable time on that trip was meeting Randy's Mother..because of her and the values she taught Randy growing up I have no doubt his upbringing impacted him and made him the man he is today...May God bless the boys in the band..Alabama..





Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Alabama!!

                                                 Teddy Gentry
                                                               Jeff Cook
                                                  Randy Owen

Our trip to Ft Payne Alabama

One of the highlights of our trip to Ft Payne Alabama was meeting the boys from Alabama..Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry...I have been doing a tribute to Randy Owen for about 8 years now and words cant describe the inspiration he has been to me...
..I have lots of pictures and stories to share so stay tuned!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Welcome to Danny Bingham Music's Blog....

My name is Danny Bingham my wife Linda and I have made our home in
Comanche Tx. We have four children, Laramey, Amber, Elizabeth and
Ashley. We are also the proud grandparents of one beautiful
grandaughter Kayzlei and two handsome grandsons Chayten and Jaxson. I
began singing and playing guitar at the age of 13 My mother taught me
the basic guitar instruction as well as basic song singing techniques.
As I became older I taught myself to play other musical instruments
such as piano, drums, & bass guitar. My wife Linda and I are
registered BMI songwriters and have written several songs together. A
couple of those songs charted with the CGMG (Country Gospel Music
Guild) in the fall of 2006.Get Right Or Get Left charted at #42 and Do
You Know This Man charted at #52. Also that same year I was nominated
for the CGMG's Male Horizon Award in Nashville TN. I had the
opportunity to showcase our songs onstage at the Nashville Convention
Center.To date I have completed three Country Gospel cd's which
include Get Right or Get Left, Man On A Mission and Childhood
Memories. I have been blessed with the opportunity to have three music
video's produced which include Childhood Memories, Who's Holding You
Tonight and My Brother's Keeper..  On June 29 2012 we had a song
featured on the National Geographic Channels new series "Chasing
UFO's" called "Headed Down To Texas" that was written by my friend
Harlan Harpool and myself. My wife and I also own His Voice Recording
Studio in Comanche Tx where I have produced numerous demo's as well as
studio albums for various artists.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Danny Bingham Music

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Booking Dates for 2013

If you would like for me to come and perform at your Church Event, Concerts or Festivals or Family Gatherings...Please contact me at 325 330 1219 or email DannyBinghamMusic@gmail.com   Thankyou!!