Dan is the oldest contestant on season 11. He was in several bands in his youth but put music on the backburner to support his family. In the late '80s, Dan found a way to balance both worlds when he became a jingle man. Music once again took a backseat when his son Jamie was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and needed emergency surgery. During that time, Dan got a job in the funeral business to pay the medical bills. He currently gigs with a cover group called Classic Rock All Stars around Nashville and throughout Tennessee.