Interview with Donice Morace

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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.

– Latest release “Wait ‘Til I’m Gone” is available now and climbing the country radio charts

– New album This Life I Love was released on April 14

– Won Emerging Country Artist of the Year at the 2022 Texas Country Music Awards

– Over 1 million streams on Spotify alone

– Released his debut self-titled EP in 2017, which featured the top 25 single, “Good Hurt Comin’ On“

– Previous singles at country radio “One Drink In” and “Goin Goin’” peaked in the Top 15 on Texas radio 

Have you always been interested in music? Was there a particular song/performance that made you say “Woah! I want to do that!”?

Oh, definitely. I played guitar pretty early on and got to see George Strait come to Beaumont for a show and announce how good it was to be in Corpus Christi…I was sold!

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

We just call it Country Music, but I’ve been told that I fall into the Neo Traditional category. Whatever you want to call it, it includes fiddle and steel guitar and it can make you dance or tear your heart out.

You’re featured as a co-writer on the title track for the album. What was the idea behind “This Life I Love” and are there any fun stories you can share from the writing/recording process?

We had a chance to pitch something to the Yellowstone series, so we were writing with that in mind. But I love having at least one or two Cowboy songs on each album. “This Life I Love” was maybe the easiest to write, it just came together in minutes.

What inspired you to release “One Drink In,” “Goin’ Goin;” and “Wait Til I’m Gone” as a trilogy release of songs that all intertwine with each other?

The trilogy idea came about as we were shooting the “One Drink In” video. We thought they were all 3 strong radio tunes, and it became obvious we could tell a “real life” story with them.

Donice Morace - One Drink In (Official Music Video)

We love the storytelling in each of the music videos. What can fans expect from the music video for “Wait ‘Til I’m Gone”?

At this point things are over between the couple. The girl has moved on to someone else as the guy struggles with it until the end when he finds a spark of new romance, himself. Everyone moves on and is happy.

Donice Morace - Wait Til I'm Gone (Official Audio)

If we were to look at the artists you are listening to, who would be on your playlist?

Oh, you’re going to find newer folks like Randall King, Cody Johnson, Jake Worthington, and Mae Estes. But you’ll also find Conway Twitty, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Keith Whitley.

If you were to write an autobiography, what would the title be?

I think “This Life I Love” fits that as well.

You are a new addition to a crayon box. What colour would you be and why?

Maroon…I attended Texas A&M University and over the years, my closet has acquired mostly maroon things. It’s pretty sad…lol

What makes you nostalgic?

I’ve always been an old soul and feel like I could’ve easily grown up in another era in the past. I especially like old music on vinyl.

If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be?

Have you been true to yourself and your music or have you let the business water down what’s been so important to you all these years. I better answer correctly too.

If you could learn any language fluently, what would it be?

French…I think it’s such a beautiful sounding language.

Album - This Life I Love

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