Stories have a profound impact and have a way of creating a connection among people. Quienten David mastered the art of storytelling and infused it into his songwriting to create a unique style of country music that is fast growing on many country music fans. Growing up in a small country town called Big Rock, IL, as an adopted child and one of the African American minorities in the town, Quienten has tons of stories to tell about his experience. His music journey began with his early exposure to country music, which his dad and mom always listened to.
He liked country musicians like Toby Keith, John Denver, Alan Jackson, George Jones, and Garth Brooks. Listening to them influenced him significantly. His first foray into music professionally was when he joined a professional orchestra playing the trombone. He later gave up and picked up the guitar instead. At the time, he had already started writing songs and decided that he would like to sing those songs. Despite his father not knowing his plans, he got Quienten his first guitar, which was the same brand and had the same color as Garth Brooks’s guitar.
Quienten David delved into songwriting and performing throughout his teenage years until he graduated high school and moved to Minnesota to meet his biological mother. At one point, he was homeless, and the only thing that got him through was music. He got back on his feet to resume singing and performing. He also got involved with his local church by writing songs for the church while keeping his sights on getting a big break as a country musician.
In 2019, he participated in The Voice and made it to the second round with a Garth Brooks song titled “Thunder Rolls.” In 2020, he released his single, “Heart Break Kind of Night,” which got him his radio debut, a feature in the local newspaper in Eden Valley, and has garnered more than 50,000 streams on Spotify. “34” is a song Quienten wrote for a police officer who lost his wife, and the song tells a story around that event.
Quienten’s knack for storytelling is a strong basis for his songwriting. In his words, “I want young people to listen to my songs and bob their heads but also feed their soul. When the older crowd hears my music, I want them to have a good time and remind them of their good times.” Quienten is all about evoking strong emotions in his audience, which is what sets him apart. He strongly believes storytelling makes country music attractive, and everyone loves a good story because it arouses their imagination and helps them connect better with the song.
His uniqueness and self-belief motivate him despite all the disadvantages surrounding him. Quienten David knows giving up is not an option because he knows staying on this path is the only way to success. He currently works with Youngville Agency as his talent manager, pulling all the stops to ensure that his brand takes off into the limelight and success. Five years from now, Quienten David hopes to have at least two songs on the Billboard charts, go on a global tour, perform before thousands of people, become well-known worldwide, and win a CMA for the best song of the year. Right now, Quienten David is on the journey to becoming an unforgettable musician set to etch indelible musical marks in the minds of his audience.
Listen to Quienten David’s songs on Spotify.