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Devin Dawson (Warner Music Nashville/Atlantic)
5/10/17

WHAT IT IS: Devin Dawson is not your typical country artist. His look is dark and bold. His sound is sleek and raw. He has a knack for writing razor-sharp stories that cut straight to the heart, full of detail and clever turns of phrase. And his songs speak the language of a new generation. Dawson—a Vevo dscvr 2017 artist —is an edgy study in contrasts, poised as the next bolt of lightning to hit country’s family tree. When it recently came time to put together his own debut album, he teamed with 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.
ALBUM: TBD
RELEASE DATE: Fall
SINGLE: “All on Me”
TV: Seth Meyers (5/4)
LIVE: Direct opener for Maren Morris (spring 2017); select summer dates with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
INTERNET: 7m Spotify streams on single prior to radio add date
RADIO: 5/1 impact date
PRESS: Taste of Country (“Smooth melodies and seductive guitar”; “Few new artists truly know who they are. This 28-year-old does, and it has the industry buzzing”), iHeartRadio, CMT (“17 for 2017”; “[Devin is] setting out to forge his own path in country music”; “With his edgy look, his unique vibe and his soulful, blues-infused sound, you’ll pick Dawson out of crowd with ease”), Tennessee Journalist (“Dawson stole the hearts of hundreds of fans with his soulful voice, honest lyrics and lively stage presence”), Rolling Stone 10 Artists You Need to Know
BOOKING: Jeff Krones/CAA
PUBLISHING: Warner/Chappell
MANAGEMENT: Todd Ramey/Sandbox