Daniel MacIntosh


  • Music journalist whose work has been published in California RockerCCM MagazinePasteCountry Standard Time, and Spin.com, among others
  • Covered major music festivals, including Stagecoach, Coachella, and Lollapalooza
  • Interviewed top-selling musical artists, including Merle Haggard, Amy Grant, and Toby Keith


Daniel MacIntosh is a former ThoughtCo writer who contributed articles on country music. He is a professional music journalist whose work has regularly appeared in many local and national publications. These include California RockerCCM MagazinePaste, Country Standard Time, and Spin.com. He also wrote numerous album reviews for ReviewYou.

During his more than three decades writing about music, Dan has interviewed many top-selling artists from all genres, including Merle Haggard, Amy Grant, and Toby Keith. He has covered major music festivals, including Stagecoach, Coachella, and Lollapalooza, and attended the Academy of Country Music Awards multiple times. Dan has also written many artist biographies, including that of three-time Dove Vocalist of the Year, Twila Paris, and American Idol finalist, Ruben Studdard.


Dan earned his B.A. in communications from California State University, Fullerton.

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