Texas native, Dave Mullins, came from a long line of preachers and musicians. At an early age he was exposed to all styles of music including classical, jazz, pop and rock. As a child he sang in kids choir and took piano from his maternal grandmother. In grade school he joined the orchestra, playing cello, as a way to get out of english class once a week and continuing cello through middle school and high school.
After graduation Dave attended South Plains College as a music education major but was more interested in bass guitar and commercial music business. With the leg up from cello, playing bass came natural and he played his first concert on the instrument about a month after picking it up. Later, he played for a very popular drug prevention program in the public schools of West Texas. Dave was also founding member of a very popular acoustic guitar driven rock band which recorded their first album in his home.
A few years later, Dave moved the Nashville. He played all the historical places on Lower Broadway, 2nd Ave and Printer's Alley many times. This allowed him to network with other musicians and eventually pick up road work. This culminated in opening shows and playing festivals with the likes of George Jones, Oak Ridge Boys, Bon Jovi, The Doobie Bros. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and many, many others. Dave has even played for a President.
After 11 years, Dave sensed his time in Nashville was done. As Mark Chesnutt sang, "Blame it on Texas". Home was calling and he moved back, got a day job and decided to try his hand as a singer/bass player. Dave hired the best vocal trainer in the area gaining confidence as a lead singer while playing and sing BGVs in a Texas Swing traditional country band. After many years of playing in many bands and 1000's of shows, this was the first band where Dave sang.
In 2013 Dave emailed several friends in Nashville that have written hit songs for artists such as Garth Brooks, LoneStar, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and many others and told them that he wanted to try his hand as lead singer and record a CD. By a stroke of luck and incredible friendship, these writers loaned him their work of which Dave picked 10.
Two years later "Been There Done That" is a reality. The album title references the song "Been There Loved That", but also is a nod towards Dave's years as working musician, in the shadows, behind the "star".