Dave Barnes is an American musician and singer and Grammy Award nominated songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released nine albums including two Christmas albums. His most recent full-length album, Carry On, San Vicente, was released March 18, 2016.
After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, Barnes began touring and in 2002 released his five-song EP Three, Then Four, as purely a guitar-and-vocals release. With this release and the touring performed around it, Barnes’ fan following expanded, with the assistance of internet promotion. Barnes toured heavily for over a year after that. During this period, Barnes met Ed Cash, a record producer who had worked with Bebo Norman.