Dave Pahanish is a 30 year veteran of the music industry working as a musician, artist, songwriter, singer, performer, and producer. After spending 15 years performing across his home-town southwestern Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area, after visits to New York and LA seeking the best place to grow his many talents, Dave made it to Nashville. Within three weeks of landing in Nashville in late 2006, Dave was offered three publishing deals and settled with a company owned by songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Dallas Davidson and Cole Wright.
Dave Pahanish is now a three time #1 hit Billboard Country songwriter and a hit producer with 6 charting singles. Dave penned Tobey Keith’s “American Ride”, Keith Urban's "Without You" and Jimmy Wayne’s “Do You Believe Me Now?” ( co-produced by Dave as well)
Urban chose the song “Without You” because of how closely the lyrics fit in with his own life stating, "It's the most autobiographical song I never wrote.” Pahanish wrote the song after meeting his wife’s family for the first time without realizing any similarities to Urban’s life. The song became Urban's 12th No. 1 single.
Notable cuts by Dave include Tim McGraw's “Right Back Atcha Babe" and "The One That Got Away" (also recorded by Lila McCann)- #12 Billboard single “I Will” by Jimmy Wayne, Emily West's “Completely Yours” and Collin Raye’s “Divine Everlasting Love”.
As a performer/artist, Dave is 2 year veteran of the Country Throwdown Tour with Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Jamie Johnson, Eric Paslay, Montgomery Gentry, Eli Young Band and many others.
Dave still performs regularly and has released 7 albums to date, all available on iTunes and other streaming sites. He has released a video for the song "The One That Got Away" from his 1997 album Shine, this song went on to be recorded by numerous other artists including Tim McGraw, and Lila McCann.
Most recently Dave has been producing other artists including Jake Hoot current winner of the hit tv show "The Voice". Dave co-wrote the song “Better Off Without You” with Jake that solidified Jakes win on the Voice and was #1 on iTunes country . Currently working on the sophomore album for George Shingleton as well as proving and writing with other artists.