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Dana Key (December 30, 1953 – June 6, 2010) was an American Christian rock guitarist, singer, and producer who was co-founder of the Christian rock group DeGarmo & Key with keyboardist Eddie DeGarmo, best friends since the first grade. Key is a direct descendant (great-great-great-great-great-great grandson) of Francis Scott Key, the author of The Star-Spangled Banner.

DeGarmo & Key toured the world, headlining and opening with other major Christian Rock bands including Servant, Petra, Joe English, Amy Grant, Resurrection Band, Jesse Dixon, Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart, and dc Talk (as a memeber of their roadie crew for a time). Dana released two solo albums as well.
Following retirement, Dana served as the head of Ardent Records, and hosted a TV show, featuring new, younger, Christian bands. Dana had been serving as the pastor of a small church in Cordova, Tennessee, The Love of Christ Church.
Dana Key died due to a ruptured blood clot on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at age 56, according to CCM Magazine’s website.

Discography:

With DeGarmo and Key -
This Time Thru (1978)
Straight On (1979)
Stella This Ain’t Hollywood (1980)
No Turning Back: Live (1982)
Mission of Mercy (1983)
Communication (1984)
Commander Sozo and the Charge of the Light Brigade (1985)
Streetlight (1986)
D&K (1987)
Rock Solid—Absolutely Live (1988)
The Pledge (1989)
Go To The Top (1991)

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