Danielle Peck comes home to River View

| November 10, 2014

WARSAW – Danielle Peck’s favorite part of being on stage is seeing people connect with the songs she sings.

“I like looking out in the crowd and seeing someone’s face and knowing they get it,” she said. “They feel the same as I do or they’ve been there done that.”

On Nov. 8, Peck had the opportunity to connect with people during a concert at River View High School, where she graduated from in 1997. The Jason Pendola Band opened for her and proceeds from the event will help River View’s varsity boys’ basketball team with a number of items such as buying new equipment and attending camps.

“This is my first time back,” Peck said. “It’s been many, many years.”

She moved to Nashville, Tenn. in 2001, to pursue a country music career and since then has experienced chart success with her songs, “I Don’t,” “Findin’ A Good Man” and “Isn’t That Everything.” Her song, “Impossible Dreams” from her new album also was a video charted success.

“It’s very nostalgic to be here (at River View) and take a trip down memory lane,” Peck said. “I’ve seen some of my friends who have gotten to go to reunions and they’ve told me what’s been going on and what I’ve missed out on. It’s been cool to be here. I’d like to walk down the hallway and see my old locker if I get the chance.”

Some of her favorite memories from high school are from being in choir and performing in talent shows.

“I also always tried to be a part of the Minstrel shows that were held here and do a country number,” Peck said. “My really good memories are from singing and entertaining here (at River View). This is where it all started.”

She was honored to be asked by Jason Trout, River View’s head varsity boys’ basketball coach, to come perform for the team’s fundraiser.

“They did such a great job with the press and social media,” Peck said. “I know people traveled from around Ohio and other places to be here tonight.”

River View High School Principal Chuck Rinkes was proud of the work that Trout, his players and staff did to put together Peck’s concert.

“We’ve been trying for years to get her to come back and Jason Trout and his staff did a lot of the legwork to make that happen,” he said. “It’s great to have her back. I was just here for her senior year and didn’t really know about her talent until I heard her sing at our Christmas show. I told my wife she was going to do great things and over the years we’ve seen that. She’s very talented and humble about it too.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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