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" I am by nature usually pretty leery of "impersonations". But after meeting and hearing Dan I realized that he was no impersonator. Dan is the "real deal." His dedication to the music of Johnny Cash, as well as his respect for the man's legacy,quicky gained my respect. It is my belief that you will feel the same. "
Ron Fairchild ----------------___------------The Oak Ridge Boys Band
all started for Dan Whyms when he first heard that captivating baritone
voice of Johnny Cash singing 'Cry, Cry, Cry' on the family radio in the
late 1950's. By 1960 he was consumed by Cash. Dan bought '45s', albums,
and read every magazine and newspaper article he could find containing
news of his mentor. Whyms first saw The Johnny Cash Show in the summer
of 1969 at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee. The following week he
purchased his first guitar and at years end could perform 10 of Cash's
hits flawlessly. Dan relocated to Western Washington in the fall of 1969.
By 1970 Dan formed his own band, D.W.I.. Success followed with steady
club dates and radio bookings for KMPS Radio in Seattle. In 1979 D.W.I.
won the local competition for the Wrangler Country Showdown.
In 1990, While vacationing in Nashville, Dan had the opportunity to perform at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Terri Clark, an unknown artist at the time, showed him how to operate the drum machine and turned the stage over to him. Fans couldn't believe their ears.
September 12, 2003: Black Friday - Johnny Cash dies in Nashville.
Johnny Cash is the most recognized person both visually and vocally in the entire history of recorded music worldwide. He is voted by the industry as the #1 man in all of Country Music history. He's the only person in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Song Writer's Hall of Fame. In 2003 he received Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Video of the Year.
"Johnny Cash is a true American Icon and I'll proudly perform his music in tribute forever" ---Dan Whyms, November 30, 2003
And Johnny Cash's legacy continues!
WORLD - ABERDEEN WASHINGTON
Whyms of McCleary is one of the world's top Johnny Cash tribute
Terry Loney, a Daily World writer covering East County, can be reached at (360) 532-4000, ext. 137, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST COUNTY JOURNAL - MORTON WASHINGTON
DISPATCH - MINERAL
MT. RAINIER SCENIC RAILROAD NEWS - OCTOBER 30th 2006
Dan Whyms, the best Johnny Cash tribute act in the country, rode the rails on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad on October 21st. We ran a special train to Mineral, where the passengers boarded shuttle buses for a short ride to the Mineral Lake Events Center.
Dan was accompanied by his excellent band, with the appropriate name " Rock Island Line ". They did a great job during the show.
The show was excellent, and the passengers enjoyed the ride. Dan even sang a couple of songs on board the train during the trip.
COUNTY NEWS - HOOD COUNTY TEXAS - March 14, 2007
Mauch - Entertainment critic