Devin Dawson Dominates ‘Ones To Watch’ Lists For 2018


Devin Dawson’s debut Dark Horse is set to arrive on January 19th via Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville. The ONLY male recording artist featured on both People’s 2017 Ones to Watch list and ELLE’s 2017 Fall Culture Preview made a name for himself this year appearing across multiple other Artist On The Rise lists from outlets like Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The Tennessean, HITS Magazine, VEVO and more.

CMT has again named Dawson one of country music’s most promising acts for the second year in a row with Pandora, MusicRow, AXS, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, and all predicting that 2018 will be his breakout year. With the momentum of 2017, there are many reasons why: his current Top 15 debut single “All On Me” has accumulated nearly 50 MILLION on-demand streams, received over 350,000 Shazam tags, is included on Amazon Music’s Best All-Genre and Country Songs of 2017 playlists alongside Spotify’s Hot Country: Best of 2017 playlist.

But that’s not all. In 2017 alone, “The Nashville Idol” (People) made his national TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, landed his first single within the Top 5 of Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts and became the first artist to ever live-stream a musical performance in Facebook’s LA studio. An iHeartRadio “On The Verge” artist, he made his Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium debuts in addition to tour dates across the country with Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Michael Ray.

The singer/songwriter, dubbed as “one of country music’s most tender and articulate wordsmiths” by The Tennessean, will jumpstart the new year with the release of Dark Horse before joining label-mate Brett Eldredge for his “The Long Way” tour in April. Tickets are going fast, with six dates already sold out (purchase here: And don’t forget that music makes a great holiday gift! One of a kind merchandise packages are available when you pre order the album here:

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.

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