Set to Join Brett Eldredge on Tour in 2018
NASHVILLE, TN – (December 1, 2017) – As the January 19 release date draws near, Devin Dawson offers further insight into his debut album, Dark Horse, with “Asking For A Friend” today. The track arrives as the fifth installment for the Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville project and scores a coveted spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist as well as Apple Music's Best of the Week playlist. Dawson’s debut single, “All On Me,” continues to climb the charts, landing in the Top 15 this week.
Currently featured on Pandora’s 2018 Country Artists to Watch list, the recent iHeartRadio On The Verge recipient is finishing the year on the road with label mate Michael Ray before heading out with Brett Eldredge for his “The Long Way” tour in April. The only male country artist named to People Magazine’s Ones to Watch List recently launches Songs In the Key of F, an extended 12-part video series chronicling the creative process behind each of the songs captured on the Dark Horse album. Each new installment occurs in the location where Dawson co-wrote the track, detailing the stories alongside the songs’ co-writers, in addition to a new version of the song. Watch here:https://youtu.be/FU-uFvH6EFs.
The “Soulful Nor-cal crooner” (Entertainment Weekly) performed “All On Me” during his debut at the legendary Ryman Auditorium last month. Dubbed “the complete package” by Rolling Stone, Dawson further showcased why The Tennessean calls him “One of country music’s most tender and articulate wordsmiths…” throughout the performance. Singled out by the likes of ELLE, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, HITS Magazine and more, Dawson’s debut effort details a wide range of topics and positions his songwriting prowess in a genre-defying lane. One of a kind merchandise packages are available when you pre order the album here:http://store.warnermusic.com/warner-music-nashville/artists/devin-dawson.html.
Dark Horse Track Listing:
1. “Dip” (Devin Dawson/Barry Dean/Luke Laird)
2. “All On Me” (Devin Dawson/Jacob Durrett/Austin Smith)
3. “Asking For A Friend” (Devin Dawson/Connie Harrington/Brett Beavers)
4. “Second To Last” (Devin Dawson/Laura Veltz/Mark Trussell)
5. “Symptoms” (Devin Dawson/Austin Smith)
6. “I Don't Care Who Sees” (Devin Dawson/Austin Smith/Jake Mitchell/Jacob Durrett)
7. “Secondhand Hurt” (Devin Dawson/Will Bowen)
8. “Placebo” (Devin Dawson/Jordan Reynolds/David Hodges)
9. “War Paint” (Devin Dawson/Clint Lagerberg/Chris DuBois)
10. “I Can’t Trust Myself” (Devin Dawson/Jillian Jacqueline/Brad Warren/Brett Warren)
11. “Prison” (Devin Dawson/Seth Ennis/Josh Kerr)
12. “Dark Horse” (Devin Dawson/Andy Albert/Andrew DeRoberts)
About Devin Dawson
An atypical country artist, Devin Dawson’s approach to music is not different on purpose, it’s different with purpose. He grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison, drawing inspiration from Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Pulling from these influences, he began to write in a style that is definitively country. Dawson’s lyrics, full of romance and vulnerability and delivered with a distinctive saw-toothed vocal, draw you in from the first verse and keep you hooked until the very last chord. Since the release of his debut single “All On Me” earlier this year, the California-native has already made his TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, landed multiple Grand Ole Opry performances, and received critical praise from a multitude of outlets. His unique mix of organic roots and high-voltage country is showcased masterfully on his forthcoming January 19th debut Dark Horse, produced by the daring Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne). With a co-write credit on every track, the result will further establish Dawson’s building reputation as a dark horse set to emerge as one of the most exciting modern storytellers the format has ever seen.