Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic Records artist Devin Dawson is set to make his national TV debut May 4 on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Dawson will perform his current single “All On Me,” which impacts radio just days before on May 1. The singer/songwriter will round out the momentous week making his Grand Ole Opry debut on May 5.
Dawson is already receiving industry recognition, with a current nomination as the Association of Independent Music Publisher’s Rising Independent Artist-Writer of the Year and CMT noting he’s “setting out to forge his own path in country music.”
Having already amassed over six million total streams in the weeks since his music was digitally released, Dawson’s “All On Me” reached #3 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and #5 on their Global Viral Chart. He was recently featured as a Rolling Stone: 10 Artists You Need To Know and is a current CMT: 17 for 2017 Artists to Watch, a 2017 VEVO dscvr artist and part of iHeartCountry’s Digital Artist Integration Program. Wrapping the Maren Morris Hero Tour earlier this month, Dawson will also join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill later this summer to play select dates on their Soul2Soul Tour.
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.