Dark Horse (2018)
Born in Orangevale, California on January 30, 1989, Devin Dawson grew up immersed in R&B, NorCal classic rock and Nineties country music. Though he lived close by the Folsom Prison in California made famous by Johnny Cash, Dawson’s musical career post his high school included touring with a metal band called Shadow of the Colossus. However, after years of a grueling tour schedule and feeling less passionate towards the music his band was making, Dawson decided to head to Nashville in 2012 to study songwriting in college.
While in school, Dawson became YouTube famous for his mash-up of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" and "Style" with Louisa Wendorff, which got over 30 million YouTube plays and a thumbs-up from the pop star herself.
Dawson began penning songs for other artists and after a few years of honing in his craft, he enlisted the help of famed producer Jay Joyce (who has worked with Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne and Eric Church) to start working on his debut album. The country singer signed with Warner Music Nashville in 2017 and released his debut single, “All on Me,” that same year. The single reached the Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs Chart and was featured on his first full-length project Dark Horse. Dawson has toured with famous names such as Brett Eldredge and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and was nominated at the 2018 ACM Awards for New Male Vocalist of the Year.