Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville artist Devin Dawson is not your typical country artist. 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.
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 sang along to Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Arriving in Nashville in 2012, he put his unique skills to use authoring songs for other artists. He teamed with producer Jay Joyce on his debut album and co-wrote every track, resulting in a mix of organic roots and high-voltage country, full of romance and delivered with a distinctive saw-toothed vocal.