|Origin||Albany, Georgia, U.S.|
Dallas Davidson is an American country music singer-songwriter.
Davidson moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2004 and joined Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) for performing rights representation and signed a publishing deal with Big Borassa Music, which lasted until 2008. Davidson signed with EMI Music Publishing Nashville in 2008 and extended his contract with them in 2012.
Trace Adkins recorded Davidson's "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" shortly after Davidson arrived in Music City, taking the song to number 2 on the country charts in early 2006. Davidson co-wrote the Brad Paisley-Keith Urban duet "Start a Band," which reached number 1 in early 2009. This song earned Davidson an award from BMI. He also co-wrote Billy Currington's "That's How Country Boys Roll," which went to number in 2010.
Other singles that Davidson co-wrote in the late 2000s include "Put a Girl in It" by Brooks & Dunn, "Barefoot and Crazy" by Jack Ingram and "Gimmie That Girl" by Joe Nichols, all collaborations with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip, also known as The Peach Pickers. "Gimmie That Girl" made it to number 1 on the charts in April 2010.
In 2010, Davidson also co-wrote "All About Tonight" by Blake Shelton, "All Over Me" by Josh Turner and "Rain Is a Good Thing" by Luke Bryan. These songs earned Davidson the award for Billboard's Hot Country Music Songwriter of 2010.
Other number-ones that Davidson co-wrote include Justin Moore's "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" and Lady Antebellum's "Just a Kiss" and "We Owned the Night". Luke Bryan also recorded Davidson's "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", "I Don't Want This Night to End" and "That's My Kind of Night". In 2013, he wrote "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" by Randy Houser, "Granddaddy's Gun" by Aaron Lewis and "Keep Them Kisses Comin'" by Craig Campbell.
Davidson received the 2012 ACM Songwriter of the Year; a 2012 ACM nominee for Song of the Year (for Lady Antebellum’s "Just a Kiss"); the 2011 BMI Country Awards’ Songwriter of the Year (shared with Rhett Akins). He is also a recipient of three CMA Triple Play Awards, one in 2010 and two in 2011; this award is given to songwriters who write three number-one singles in a one-year span. Davidson is currently Vice Chairman of the Georgia Music Foundation.
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|Michael Waddell's Bone Collector:
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- "Songwriter Dallas Davidson joins BMI". BMI. 2004-10-20. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- Davidson, Dallas. "Top Songwriter Dallas Davidson Extends Global Publishing Agreement With EMI Music Publishing Nashville". http://www.emimusicpub.com.
- "Dallas Davidson". EMI Music Publishing. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- "CRB Awards Dallas Davidson for Brad Paisley and Keith Urban's "Start A Band"". CRB. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- Davidson, Dallas. "Dallas Davidson :: About". http://dallasdavidson.com.
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