You can’t fake authentic. You know it when you see it – and you know it when you hear it. Authentic is the best word that can be used to describe Donice Morace. From his chiseled good looks and easy-going personality that exude the confidence of a man who knows exactly who he is, to his music which catches your ear and takes you back to another era when country music was defined by vocal stylists who were immediately identifiable, Donice is truly authentic.
As Donice prepares for the release of new music, he keeps his foot firmly planted in the roots of country music, while also delivering a sound that is relevant in today’s contemporary country music landscape. And nowhere is that more evident than with his latest haunting and seductive new single, “One Drink In.” Remaining true to his brand while growing artistically to reach new fans, Donice resonates with his listeners and his concert fans because he is authentic; they know it when they see it, and they know it when they hear it. Donice began his journey in music at the tender age of six when his father bought him his first guitar. By the time he was a junior in high school he was singing in choir, and after seeing George Strait in concert while in college at Texas A&amp;M, it became clear to him that music would be his life’s calling. The Vidor, Texas native found inspiration from the music of Keith Whitley, George Jones, and Conway Twitty. And while those country traditionalists helped to shape his own sound, it was two local country music heroes, Tracy Byrd and Mark Chesnutt, who gave Donice a good blueprint when it came time to take his career to the professional level and launch his own band. “I learned so much from watching how they had handled their careers. It was like Honky Tonk 101. I wanted to be like them, but also bring my own fresh high energy approach to it.”
After carving his spot in the Beaumont scene, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he sang five nights a week at Cowboy’s Dance Hall. This opportunity allowed Donice to open for national acts such as Lonestar and Kenny Chesney, along with one of his heroes, Merle Haggard. Donice brought his tried, true, and real brand of country music back to Texas five years later, making boots scoot across dance halls across the state while opening for the likes of Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, and Cody Johnson. Donice continued to grow his stock with the release of his debut self-titled EP in 2017, which featured the top 25 single, “Good Hurt Comin’ On,” and “WD-40 and Duct Tape,” which was accompanied by a music video, and peaked at number 15 on the Texas Regional Radio Report. He doubled down with the release of his debut album ‘Long Live the Cowboy’ in 2019, unashamedly putting the cowboy back in country music.
Fast forward to today, and Donice Morace continues to build on the strong foundation that he has built so far and is excited to say, “I am looking forward to this new phase of my career and introducing our brand of country music to you.”