One thing this countdown made me realise, is how many people I got to meet within those five years of blogging.
When I started drafting the lineup, I had about 50 acts I wanted to perform for us.
Unfortunately February only has 28 days, so I had to re-think.
The end result is a mix of artists you've seen before and new acts who haven't been part of any countdown before.
Today's artist has supported us from the very first minute.
The fact that we've been friends for five years now and still get to work together, makes me incredibly happy.
This makes today's performance a super cheerful one.
What is #HITSBC17?
HITSBC17 stands for house in the sand's Birthday Countdown 2017.
Throughout the entire month of February, we are going to celebrate house in the sand's fifth birthday.
(Because why celebrate on one day, if you can celebrate for an entire month, right?)
With the support from some of the finest artists and bands around, each day in February will be filled with an exclusive performance just for us.
Who is performing today?
He is a singer/songwriter from Darmstadt, Germany.
His sound combines Folk, Rock and Acoustic in a charming and clever way.
Dan has released songs as a solo artist, as well as with his band Dan meets Portland.
His most recent project focuses on the legendary Bob Dylan.
"Dan plays Dylan" is Dan's way of paying his respect to one of his biggest influences - Bob Dylan.
He recorded an EP, went on tour and even released a DVD last year.
Those of you who speak German can check it out on YouTube - links below the video.
What needs to be said about this performance?
It's a Bob Dylan cover!
With his Dan plays Dylan project being such huge success, he decided to play us one of the songs.
Whilst doing such wonderful job with the song, he also wins the award for most exciting instrument on this countdown!
Go ahead and check out Dan Dietrich's cover of Bob Dylan's "License To Kill".
Where can we find Dan Dietrich online?
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram
Who deserves a thank you?
Dan! Of course!
He deserves a thank you for recording this video but he deserves an even bigger thank you for the five years of support and friendship! Here's to many more! Nobody is able to get rid off HITS. Hah!
What can we do now?
If you enjoyed this video and post, please help us reach more people.
Share it online along with the hashtag #HITSBC17.
We would love to hear what you think, so please feel free to comment.
And that's it for day 9! Time really flies when you're having fun, doesn't it?
I'll see you all tomorrow, yeah?
Day 8: Day 10:
Thank you for your visit!
Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Dan Dietrich | Video: Dan Dietrich for house in the sand