Damian Diaz, the gifted music director and bass player for chart topping, Netflix star, viral YouTube and TikTok sensation, Coffey Anderson, will be making his debut as a bassist at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, July 15, 2022 for their 90’s country music throwback event which will feature appearances by other artists such as Lauren Alaina, Thomas Rhett, Billy Ray Cyrus and more. This music festival is one that will add a jewel to Damian’s decades of passion for music in all of its forms.
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley area, Damian’s love for the bass guitar did not begin in the traditional sense. Originally a bassoonist, Damian began learning how to play bass when his friends wanted to form a band together and they needed someone to play bass. In his early years, Diaz quickly excelled with Bassoon, immediately earning prestigious accolades in various advanced competitions. Diaz boasts decades of passion for music in all of its forms. Initially exploring the artistic reach of Texas, his ambition took him from Undergraduate Studies in Music Performance at Texas A&M-Kingsville to his Graduate Program in Jazz Studies at University of Texas at Arlington.
Proficient as a producer, utilizing multiple DAWS including Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools, Diaz stands at the helm of all things music, technology and community. Readily prepared for any challenge or opportunity, he has performed across a multitude of diverse stages, and as such, gathered professional affiliations with the likes of Texas Country Music Association, International Society of Bassists and the American Federation of Musicians, to name a few.
Damian is currently entertaining audiences as Bass Player, Music Director and Technical Director for Coffey Anderson – star of the Netflix Original Series ‘Country Ever After’ – Diaz maintains a purposeful mindset, spreading positivity and awareness for Music Education, whilst entertaining at a professional level. In between touring, you can find him working in various areas, such as Sound Engineering, Live Broadcast Mixing, Composition, Event Coordination, Consulting and Teaching, as a means of further sharing an innate and unshakable love for the art-form.
Speaking about the event, Damian said: “It’s truly an honor and an absolute dream come true to be playing for the first time at such a historic place. To play even a small part in what’s going to be an amazing night is definitely a highlight of my career. Come on out for what’s going to be an incredible night of Country music.”
The Grand Ole Opry 90’s country music throwback event is a live performance show that brings rising talent, superstars, and country legends together on stage every week, along with great bluegrass, family-friendly comedy, and more. The Opry is never rehearsed, and never the same show twice. Hosted at the Opry House, the show promises a night of country music, performances, and a few surprises.