Country roots run deep with David Lewis after being raised in the small town of Bellville, Texas. David loved to sing and was given his first guitar when he was seven years old. Even though his fingers could barely hold down the strings, he never gave up. After seeing David perform in his hometown, the leader of a local opry invited him to be a guest on his show. It wasn’t long until David began playing country music on the opry circuit across Texas, giving him the chance to perform with numerous musicians who focused on traditional country. David found himself being drawn to the music of Merle Haggard, George Strait, and Alan Jackson where he continues to make traditional country sound new again.
Ever since a young age, David sang and played acoustic guitar at his church. In the seventh grade, he was given an opportunity that soon developed into a passion to play lead guitar for the adult praise and worship band. Determined to master his skill, David spent many hours practicing. The love for this new lead instrument found its way into David’s country music shows. He is forever thankful for his time playing in church and always includes at least one country Gospel song in each of his sets.
David’s performances have earned him many awards through the years. In 2018, he won the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo “Rodeo Rockstar” competition and was awarded studio time and the chance to perform on a rodeo parade float. That same year, David won the Texas FFA State Talent Competition, performing in front of an audience of 12,000. Most recently, David won the regional Country Showdown competition which has earned him a trip to Nashville where he will be competing for the national title.
In an interview following one of his competition wins, David stated that one of his goals was to open for some big names in the country music industry. It wasn’t long before David started to reach that goal, as he has already opened for Mark Chesnutt, Josh Ward, Rick Trevino, and Diamond Rio, to name a few.
Songwriting has become an important part of David’s musical career. This past summer, he spent time in the studio recording his originals, and he is excited to release his debut album “Country Music Therapy” this Fall. He named the album after one of his songs because “no matter what you are going through, country music makes you feel better.”
If you get the chance to see one of David’s shows, you will see a high energy performance that combines great guitar and vocal skills. It has often been said that David is a mixture of Brad Paisley and George Strait, which has earned him fans of all ages. The fun David has on stage is contagious, and you will leave remembering how country music should make you feel.
David has said that being a musician is a journey and no one’s path is the same. He has met fine musicians and supportive fans along the way. He is thankful for every opportunity that comes his way where he can share his passion and keep real country music alive.