We had the good fortune of connecting with Donice Morace and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Donice, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
It’s a Loretta Lynn quote. When asked what advice she would give to up and coming artists, she replied “Do one of three things…either be first, be the best or be different.” And i couldn’t think of any better advice. I’m nowhere near being the best, but there”s not a record on the charts that sounds anything like mine. I chose to be different.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think you could put me as an artist in the Neo Traditionalist category. I’m an old soul, and I think that probably comes out in my music. I’m a huge 90’s country music fan, and it naturally comes out in my singing and songwriting. I’ve learned that being myself is the single most important thing to do, though it may be different than anyone in the top 40 these days. I’d want people to look at me as the guy who “kept it country”.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well I live in SE Texas, I’m an hour away from a beach and lake. So, I’d take them to hang out at Sam Rayburn lake for a couple of days, do some fresh water fishing. Maybe try some of my favorite Mexican restaurants once we got back home, where there’s always live music. I have a buddy who has a beach cabin on Crystal Beach…would love to take them there for a couple of days…play music on the porch, catch some sun and have a bonfire at night. There are a couple of dancehalls in my area that are always fun to check out. of course, I’d have to show them our City Hall, where there’s a Walk Of Fame on the sidewalk leading up to the front steps. I’m on it, along with George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Clay Walker.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I was lucky enough to have quite a few that made me what I am. My parents for giving me a guitar when I was six years old and have supported me since. Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd for mentorship. They are from my area and growing up, they made me realize that my dreams were attainable. I could call Tracy anytime to pick his brain a little. Also, Cody Johnson, who introduced me to his producer, Trent WIllmon. Trent started producing me because of that, and I’m forever grateful.

Website: donicemorace.com

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Twitter: @DoniceMorace

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Image Credits
Allen Clark Photography

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