Dawson goes with "Dark Horse"
Saturday, October 14, 2017
– Devin Dawson will release his debut, "Dark Horse," on Jan. 19, 2018 on Atlantic/Warner.
"I'm beyond excited to finally share the release date for my debut album," said Dawson. "And when it came time to choose a title, nobody talked about other options - we knew immediately it should share the same name as the track 'Dark Horse.' Despite being written after the album was 'finished,' I felt it was absolutely necessary to include this song. 'Dark House' captures every corner of my heart, everything I am and everything I believe in."
Dawson had a co-write on all dozen songs, including the hit single "All On Me." The disc was produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne).
The track list is:
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)
Dawson grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison in California, drawing inspiration from Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
More news for Devin Dawson
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists
Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge
Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone.
"I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
For a brief moment last summer, the news of Tony Kinman's death was, if not greatly exaggerated, then at least fortuitously premature. The roots rock icon, known for his work in The Dils, Rank and File, Blackbird and Cowboy Nation with his younger brother Chip, had been diagnosed with cancer in March 2018,... »»»
Until recently, Chris Shiflett took a somewhat obsessive/compulsive approach to his music career. For the past two decades, Shiflett has been the primary guitar foil for Dave Grohl in Foo Fighters; early in his tenure, Shiflett was so self-deprecatingly... »»»
Veteran Texas artist Stoney Larue has been through a lot in 20 years of touring and recording and puts that experience to good use on his first release since 2015's "Just Us." "Onward" enlists veteran Nashville producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson »»»
Redemption 10: Live at Blue Rock
Houston-based singer-songwriter and former lawyer Libby Koch celebrates the 10th anniversary of her first album, "Redemption," by releasing a full band, live audience setting for what was originally a solo acoustic album. »»»