After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1976, Nashville songwriter Daniel L. Johnson became a world-traveling “working man,” doing a variety of jobs which has given him extensive educational and practical life experiences that are the roots of his common, down-to-earth music and songwriting efforts. From 1979 to 1981, Daniel spent two years in the poorest country on earth – Bangladesh - as a missionary, helping the Bangladesh Mission develop an Office of Communications. When he returned to the United States, he resumed his job, working at WFOR-AM/WHER-FM radio stations in Hattiesburg, MS.From 1982 until 1985, he went to school in Fort Worth, TX, pursuing a Master of Arts In Communication. While pursuing this degree, he worked at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper as an editorial assistant/free lance writer. In 1988, he moved to Greenwood, MS, where he served as a reporter at the Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper until 1989 when he moved to Nashville.He lived the life as a Nashville songwriter until his world dramatically changed in 1997 when he married Teresa Valeriani. In 1998, the couple began their music ministry.