Those qualities appeared early. As described in his 1995 song "John Deere Tractor Keys," young Danny would scheme for hours about leaving home to seek his fame and fortune as he worked in the fields of the family ranch near Tomahawk, Alberta.
That vision in mind, Danny developed his talent by entertaining at socials and dances with his three-piece band. He was a finalist in a talent contest that led to a recording contract with Royalty Records and a 1976 Juno nomination for Best New Male Vocalist.
But he didn't stop there. At the age of 22, Danny and his father, Don, opened Edmonton's first exclusive country music showroom/nightclub: Danny Hooper's Stockyard. It was a concept years ahead of its time — the first Nashville North. In 1986, after six successful years of operation, a softening economy forced the Stockyard to close its doors.
So Danny chose to take a hiatus from the entertainment industry and focus his energies on a new career, real estate. Success came early. In just three and a half years, he was admitted to the RE/MAX Hall of Fame placing in the TOP 75 out of over 30,000 RE/MAX Associates; by 1991, he was named Realtor of the Year. In 1992 and 1993, Danny traveled extensively across North America conducting motivational and sales training seminars for RE/MAX.
But despite his great success as a realtor, Danny yearned to return to his first love, the entertainment business.
In early 1994, he did exactly that, forming Danny Hooper Productions Inc. That year, he was invited to host and MC Canada's largest outdoor country music festival, The Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose — a position he has returned to each year since. Today he has created a lucrative niche in the special events business. As a recording artist, The Danny Hooper Show entertains a broad spectrum of people annually throughout Western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest and has received rave reviews. Danny is backed by the Honky Tonk Heroes, a popular western Canadian band from Calgary, Alberta.
His 1997 CD, He's Buying Roses Again, released in July of that year, features the single "What's a Girl Gonna Do (With a Boy Like That)" and is clearly his best work to date. He is presently producing a comedy variety country music pilot for television.
But Danny Hooper Productions offers even more. Beyond working, recording, and performing, Danny has diversified his services and performs as a fundraising auctioneer, master of ceremonies, and business/motivational speaker.
Often, he combines all of these services with the Show to offer a value-added entertainment package to his satisfied customers.
Danny Hooper lives in his birthplace, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Danny is a licensed pilot who enjoys songwriting, traveling, jogging, camping, fishing, and cooking.
For more than 20 years, Danny has entertained crowds with his unique style of comedy and musical ability. As a result, he is now known and respected as a first-class and truly professional multi-functional entertainer.