Born in Edmonton, AB, and raised on a cattle ranch near the tiny hamlet of Tomahawk, AB, Danny’s career officially began in 1975 as a finalist in CFCW Radio’s first-ever Country Star Search Competition. The prize, a recording contract with Royalty Records, spawned an album that garnered enough national airplay to lead to a 1976 Juno nomination for Danny as Best New Male Vocalist (the award deservedly went to Burton Cummings – you can Google it!)
In 1979 Danny and his father, manager, and business partner Don Hooper opened Edmonton’s first exclusive steakhouse and country music showroom. Called ‘Danny Hooper’s Stockyard, ’ it would soon gain a reputation as THE place in town to see major Nashville stars like Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Tammy Wynette, Ray Price, Johnny Paycheck, Ferlin Husky, Freddy Fender, Faron Young, and many more.
Danny has recorded 11 albums, performed on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and, for 7 consecutive years, at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. While Danny’s career has morphed far beyond the music business, he continues to write and record his own music and W entertain with his band at several events each year.