Devin Dawson sings and plays guitar on the Opry stage

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Upcoming Performances

Devin Dawson poses for a photo side stage during his Opry debut, 2017.
  • Devin Dawson - My Opry Debut After multiple delayed flights getting to Nashville, Devin Dawson races to the Opry stage to make his much anticipated Opry debut. Listen to the full story here during this episode of My Opry Debut.
  • Devin Dawson - "Dark Horse" Devin Dawson performs his song "Dark Horse" at The End dive bar and live music venue in Nashville, TN. The song is the title track of Dawson's 2018 album, released in January 2018.


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Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville artist 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 is an edgy study in contrast, poised as the next bolt of lightning to hit country’s family tree.

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. When it came time to put together his own debut album, he teamed with equally daring producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town). 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. He hit the stage this year with Maren Morris’ Hero tour and the Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul2Soul tour. Dawson is already establishing a reputation in Nashville as one of the most exciting modern singer-songwriters the format has ever seen.

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