Daybreak Express is a young, dynamic, and energetic bluegrass band. Band members are Cheyenne Hoyt, Shawnee Hoyt, Clayton Burrows, and Clint Essary. In it's current configuration, this group has been working the southwest area for most of 2006. A rundown of Daybreak Express' recent activity shows just how incredibly talented they are. In August, 2006, the band competed in the Colgate Country Showdown (nation's largest talent search). After winning in area competition, they advanced to the state level contest, where they placed a very close second, ahead of many professional singers and bands. Band member Clayton Burrows recently traveled to Houston, Texas to compete in the Texas State Mandolin Championships, and won that competition, to become the 2006-2007 Texas State Mandolin Champion. Clayton is past Arizona State Mandolin Champion, past Santa Fe Bluegrass Festival mandolin champion, and has won other competitions as well. At the prestigeous 32nd Annual Santa Fe Old Time and Bluegrass Music Festival, band member Cheyenne Hoyt won the bluegrass vocal championship, and placed second in the fiddle competition. At the same event, band member Clayton Burrows won the flat pick guitar championship, and Daybreak Express won the Bluegrass Band championship. In September, Daybreak Express was selected by audition to be one only 5 entries to compete at the New Mexico State Fair Talent Showcase in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band won that event, and will be used by the New Mexico Music Commission throughout the coming year for special events. Lead vocalist and fiddler Cheyenne Hoyt, recently competed at the Wickenburg, Arizona State Fiddle Championships, where she placed second in her category. Daybreak Express recently was chosen by the New Mexico Music Commission to be the first band recorded for a TV pilot for a program similar to Austin City Limits, that will be aired regionally to promote New Mexico tourism and the New Mexico music industry. Daybreak Express plays a mixed variety of bluegrass, country, traditional, old time, folk, and gospel music. The youth and energy of this group lights up any occasion, and they always walk away with glowing reviews, and an invitation to come back. This band is available for weddings, festivals, reunions, birthdays, corporate events, community events, or any other venue needing clean, top notch, live entertainment.