Billboard Goes In Depth on Debut Single “All On Me”
The momentum behind Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records’ Devin Dawson continues to build with Entertainment Weekly naming him one of five “Breaking Big” country artists for the month of June. Billboard also recently took a closer look at his debut single “All On Me,” which was the most added song at country radio from a new artist upon impact and currently boasts over 11 million streams since its release to digital platforms barely four months prior. The Tennessean also singled out the rising star as one of “5 buzzworthy Nashville artists” who are showcasing impressive strategies for success in today’s musical landscape.
After his recent national television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where Rolling Stone observed him looking “right at home,” Dawson will again grace the TV airwaves with a special appearance during tonight’s CMT Music Awards at 8/7c.
Earlier this year, Dawson made his Grand Ole Opry debut and was featured as a Rolling Stone: 10 Artists You Need To Know. He is a current CMT: 17 for 2017 Artists to Watch, a 2017 VEVO dscvr artist and part of iHeartCountry’s Digital Artist Integration Program. Having kicked off the year with several Maren Morris shows, Dawson will also join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill later this summer to play select dates on their Soul2Soul Tour.
About Devin Dawson
Devin Dawson is not your typical country artist. His approach to music is not different on purpose, it’s different with purpose. Twenty-eight years old and from Orangevale, California, Dawson grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison. He heard the sirens at night, and drew inspiration from Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Pulling from these influences, Dawson began to write in a style that is definitively country, with lyrics that pull you in from the first verse and keep you hooked until the very last chord. Arriving in Nashville in 2012, he put his unique skills to use authoring songs for other artists.
When it came time to put together his own debut album due out later this year, he teamed with equally daring producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne). Having co-written every track, the result is a mix of organic roots and high-voltage country, full of romance and delivered with a distinctive saw-toothed vocal.
Dawson is already establishing a reputation in Nashville: a dark horse set to emerge as one of the most exciting modern storytellers the format has ever seen.