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Daniel Marshall Griffith Biography – Daniel Marshall Griffith Wiki
Daniel Marshall Griffith is a Country music singer and songwriter from Chesapeake, Virginia. Griffith played football as a linebacker at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Griffith came to the limelight in March 2022 after his American Idol audition video was aired by ABC Network. He is a contestant in the twentieth season of the American reality singing competition show, American Idol. The show started airing on February 27, 2022, on the ABC television network.
Chesapeake, Virginia native started playing football when he was five years old and he has played for most of his life. He never gave the music a shot until 2020 when he started singing. He first sang in front of people in 2020 at his grandfather’s memorial service. The football linebacker has not looked back since he started singing. He also plays the acoustic guitar and refers to himself as a ‘singer of simple songs.’ Griffith attended Virginia Tech where he played football as a linebacker for four years with the Virginia Tech Hokies. Griffith graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and agricultural business operation. He played high school football as a linebacker for both Western Branch High School and Nansemond Suffolk Academy.
Daniel Marshall Griffith American Idol
Griffith is among the American Idol hopefuls who have already auditioned and earned tickets to Hollywood. He auditioned in front of American Idol judges: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan. While playing the guitar, Griffith performed “The Dance” by Garth Brooks and wowed the Idol judges. After finishing his performance, judge Lionel Richie said, “Dan Marshall, you have that storytelling thing, man, There’s something you can’t teach and that’s called natural talent and your craft of who you are. I like what I just heard.”
Katy Perry was also impressed by the performance despite hesitating at first, she said, “Sorry, I’m already thinking about marketing you. You know, I was really nervous when you said you’ve only been doing this for five or six months, I do think you have some natural-born talent. I think that you’ve had your family members say ‘oh go do it,’ but to come here to see if the world likes it that’s a huge risk. All you need is support and a little guidance. It’s not there, but the foundation is secure.”
Luke Bryan advised him to let professionals play the guitar for him if he makes it to the next round, he said, “First and foremost, playing the guitar may be taking your focus away from singing, If you make it to the next round, let the big time pros play the instruments. Man, you’re one of the best sounding country artists that have been through, but you’re not doing all of the emotion properly. If I had 20-minutes out there to coach you, I could really show you some tricks, you’ll just have to focus on toeing the line the whole way if we’re talking in football and country music tune.”
Griffith got Yeses from all the three Idol judges sending him to Hollywood with a Golden ticket. Daniel Marshall Griffith’s audition was aired on Sunday, March 20, 2022, on ABC. He had earlier revealed to his fans and friends that he had auditioned for the Idol, he said in a post, “The Rumors are true! I have auditioned for season 20 of American Idol! Tune into the season premiere on February 27th to see if I make it to Hollywood!! I also want to thank all my friends and family who have done nothing but loved and supported me ever since I decided to chase after this crazy dream. Love all of y’all.”
Daniel Marshall Griffith Age
He is 24 years old as of 2022. He resides in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Daniel Marshall Griffith Girlfriend
Is Daniel Marshall Griffith married? He is currently not married. He is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend Allyson Brown, a fellow Virginia Tech alum. Daniel Marshall Griffith’s girlfriend played soccer with the Virginia Tech Hokies women’s soccer team. She graduated in 2021.
Daniel Marshall Griffith Family
Who are Daniel Marshall Griffith’s parents? His parents are Peri Griffith (mother), his father is unclear. He has two brothers Rich and Ben.
Daniel Marshall Griffith Instagram
His Instagram handle is @danmarshallofficial.