Rise and Shine
Damien Horne began performing at a young age growing up in Hickory, North Carolina. After high school graduation, Damien took a Greyhound bus to Los Angeles chasing his entertainment dreams. After becoming homeless, Damien returned to North Carolina where he formed the band Stellar Tree and made the move to Nashville. Performing on the streets of Nashville at night led Damien to be discovered by country star John Rich who invited him to join the MuzikMafia through which Damien was able to secure a publishing deal and tour nationally with such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Kid Rock and John Legend. Damien released his first album “Somebody’s Hero” produced by Big Kenny of Big & Rich. Outside of his solo career, Damien also formed the country-trio THE FARM which was signed to Warner Music Nashville. The Farm’s debut single “Home Sweet Home” hit the Top 20. Damien then moved on to form NEW NORTH with Krista Marie. Their current single “Mama” is out now. Damien splits his time between Nashville and Los Angeles speaking, singing, and acting. If he’s not on stage, he can be found in schools, prisons and even Ted Talks sharing his message of hope. He travels the globe sharing his life’s story and encouraging others to SHINE.