David Brinker was born and raised in Dallas, Oregon, and now lives with his wife, Rachael, and kids, Isabel and Easton, in Portland, Oregon. As a marketer for the hunting apparel brand Sitka Gear, David spends his time in Big Sky country with his family, hunting the mountains, or singing behind the mic.

Whether it be through his full-time job of marketing at Sitka Gear, or through songs, David loves telling stories. Since his dad introduced him to greats such as the Eagles, Garth Brooks, and Willie Nelson, he has admired great songwriters. “Just the ability to hit someone in the heart with something memorable in three minutes still fascinates me and has become a passion.”

David respects and listens to all kinds of music, but country is what he naturally writes. Even more specifically, he writes down-the-middle country about the life he lives and the experiences he’s had. From the rainy Pacific Northwest, to the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and everything in between, he is inspired by the people and places he has grown up around. His goal has been to be grounded on the fundamentals of Nashville songwriting, but still write about his life in the west.

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