Dana Vaughns Talks Essence Fest, “Rough Rider” Single, Staying Positive, BET’s American Soul + More

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Essence Festival brings out thousands of people each year to New Orleans, but a lot of those same people are talented musicians, who are usually in town to promote their latest projects, perform and connect with the culture of the historical city. Dana Vaughns is no different, we sat down with the LA-based artist to talk about his new single and video for “Rough Rider,” staying true his day 1 fans, his connection to God and staying positive, maintaining a clean image, acting, perfecting his craft, upcoming EP, writing and producing his own music, working with Fatima Robinson (Michael Jackson, Aaliyah), Kanye West’s Sunday’s Service, appearing on BET series ‘American Soul’ and much more.