Far from it...Dover won't be "Giving Up On That"
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Far from it...Dover won't be "Giving Up On That"

Friday, February 17, 2023 – Dalton Dover is out today with his debut single "Giving Up On That" via UMG Nashville/Mercury Records.

"It feels incredible to finally be able to share 'Giving Up On That' with the world," said Dover. "I performed it during my Grand Ole Opry debut, and for it to be my first official single with Mercury Records makes this song even more special to me.

"I hope everyone can relate to it, as we've all had those relationships where we regret not bringing our best selves to the table until it's too late, and I hope it finds the folks that need to hear it most," he said.

Written by Dover with Adam Craig and Josh Pierce, "Giving Up On That" features the Georgia native's vocals as he pleads with a long-gone lover, recounting his previous screw-ups and outlining the steps he's taken to prove his loyalty and his desire to try again.

Lyrics include:
I pray it ain't too late
For you to see what I've turned into
I just wish my workin' on me is workin' on you
But since you said goodbye,
And hit me with them taillights
I swear I've changed everything but your mind
Cause girl I'm giving up on
Drinking as much as I used to
When I had you
Giving up on
Just saying I'm gonna change
I've given up on passing the blame
Made you walk out on what we had
But when it comes to wanting you back,
I ain't ever giving up on that

Next month, Dover makes his international debut at C2C: Country to Country Festival's CMA Songwriters Series before joining Chase Rice on the Way Down Yonder Tour in April. Dover previously opened for Luke Comb's Mercedes-Benz Stadium show in Atlanta and opened Priscilla Block's Welcome To The Block Party Tour.

Tour dates are:
March 9 C2C Country to Country – London 2023 London, England
April 6 Touch of Texas Binghamton, N.Y.
April 7 Parx Casino Bensalem, Pa.
April 8 The NorVa Norfolk, Va.
April 13 Empire Live Albany, N.Y.
April 14 House of Blues Boston, Mass.
April 15 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, N.J.
June 22 Rams Head Live Baltimore, Md.
June 23 Mulcahy's Wantagh, N.Y.
June 24 Kegs Canalside Jordan, N.Y.

Dover first started singing at church as a kid, winning his fifth-grade school talent show performing Justin Bieber's "Baby." By 16, he had picked up a guitar and started teaching himself to play. His grandfather turned him on to country music and artists such as Keith Whitley, Rhett Akins, Joe Diffie and Steve Wariner. Performances at local bars soon followed along with sharing covers of some of his favorite songs on TikTok. It was there he caught the ear of producer Matt McV and A&R veteran and founder of Droptine, Jim Catino, who signed Dover. His debut track was "You Got a Small Town."

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