Pursuing Passions in a Small Town with Dayna Jones

Today’s guest is Dayna Jones, singer/songwriter and lover of small towns. She joins us on the show to talk about how to pursue your passions in a small town and how she balances her big aspirations with her small-town life.

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Pursuing Passions Episode Summary:

On the show today, Dayna will inspire you to get out there and chase down your dream. She’s a kindergarten teacher by day and takes stages at night as a singer/songwriter. She even shares about how she landed on stage with her idol, Martina McBride, singing a duet! (Check out the links at the bottom to watch the video!)

About Dayna Jones

Dayna Jones is a singer/songwriter born and raised in South Dakota.

“I don’t prefer one genre of music over another. I don’t believe music should be labeled and put into boxes. If you like it and it speaks to you, great, if not, that’s okay too. I grew up on 80s rock and pop – Whitney, Mariah, Def Leppard. However, my favorite singer/artist of all time is country, Martina McBride. I’m a little all over the place with my music tastes. I just like to write whatever comes out and I like the creativity process of how a song comes together.”

Dayna has been performing in and around the states of SD, MN, IA , NE and TN for the past 13 years.  Dayna, and the company she has kept over the years, have opened for rock band Theory of a Deadman, country star Lauren Alaina, and grammy nominated Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers.

She recently decided to leave the cover band lifestyle (Jones & Company)  to pursue her own music and songwriting. 

“Everyone needs to write some new chapters every now and then. Its hard to change but I feel its usually a good thing. There is just something so freeing about being able to write and play your own songs.”

Listen to this episode to hear more about:

🎸 Why now is the perfect time to chase your dream
🎸 What’s the best motivator for achieving success
🎸 How to mix your passions even a small community

Connect with Dayna


Lonely in a Small Town Official Video

Dayna’s Duet with Martina McBride

Classroom Karaoke with Peyton

Classroom Karaoke Surfin USA

Classroom Karaoke MOANA