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Rhett Daneka was born (Richard Bret Hutchins) in October 1967 in Baytown, Texas...25 miles east of downtown Houston. He graduated Baytown's Robert E. Lee High School in 1986 after which he attended Texas Tech shortly before jumping "all in" to become a pilot. There wasn't enough money to pay for college AND flying lessons.

In less than 5 years he earned his ATP (Airline Transport License) as well as Gold-Seal Flight Instructor. He was Chief Flight Instructor at Hooks Airport's largest training school in the early 90's. He would later go on to flying an Air Ambulance out of Corpus Christi, Texas...rescuing pre-maturely born babies from small South Texas towns and flying them back to the best hospital for newborns...in Corpus.

In the early 2000's, he left his flying career to be self-employed. It was in this time he realized he wanted to sing...and SING big time!!

In early 2008, he changed his name. "There can only be one 'Bret,' and that's Bret Michaels" (of Poison). "I had to be different," He said.

From around 2009 to 2019 he was pretty much off the radar...just working a job and paying the bills. In 2020 the goal returned...to make it into the music world. He sought after the best musicians, best producer, best recording studio, and best vocal coach.

Daneka Nation has released seven singles since January 2021. They are currently in studio working on more songs.

The latest single "Sacred Ground" was released on October 27, 2023.


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As Daneka Nation continues to make waves in the music scene, with seven tracks already under their belt and more in the works, it’s clear that Rhett Daneka’s journey from the skies to the studio has given rise to a musical force to be reckoned with.
Rick Jamm

“Sacred Ground” really speaks to people. As soon as you hear the blast of electric guitar paired with Rhett’s raw, sincere emotion, it becomes evident that this tune carries great significance.
Erick Ycaza

I think Daneka Nation is doing some impressive things and this group’s rendition of “Fight Song” is nothing less than enthralling. I really cannot wait to hear more from this band and I eagerly look forward to them adding to their collection of six singles so far!
Which Coast

Scintillating guitar leads and thunderous drumming perfectly compliment Daneka's bold baritone here, making Daneka Nation's version of "Fight Song" a must listen for any and all pop/rock enthusiasts.
Steven Azami

Fresh but familiar, cultish but commercial...and that's a neat trick to try to pull off. But pull it off he does.
Dave Franklin

Rhett Meets Doug Stone, the original singer of "In a Different Light" - Tomball, TX 9/24/21
Rhett Meets Doug Stone, the original singer of "In a Different Light" - Tomball, TX 9/24/21

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Daneka Nation
Houston, Texas

Email: rhett@danekanation.com
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