Devin Dawson

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Devin Dawson
Birth nameDevin Dawson Durrett
Born (1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 33)
Orangevale, California, U.S.[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active2012–present
LabelsWarner Bros.

Devin Dawson Durrett (born January 30, 1989) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He became known after filming a mashup of Taylor Swift songs with his fellow friend Louisa Wendorff on her YouTube channel, which gained popularity on YouTube.[2][3][4] His debut single "All on Me" is also his first hit song.[2] With the help of producer Jay Joyce, he signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2017.[5] Dawson's "All on Me" has charted on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.

Dawson was born in Orangevale, California. Before launching his solo career, he was the bass player for the deathcore band Shadow of the Colossus.[6]

Dawson has also toured with Brett Eldredge, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.[7]

Dawson's debut album Dark Horse was released on January 19, 2018.[8][9][10]

Dawson's band includes Austin Taylor Smith (guitar, vocals), Nick DiMaria (lead guitar), Sam Rodberg (bass guitar), and Kip Allen (drums).[11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
US
[12]
US
Country

[13]
Dark Horse 50 5

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
The Pink Slip[15]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
US
[16]
US
Country

[17]
US
Country
Airplay

[18]
CAN
[19]
CAN Country
[20]
"All on Me" 2017 52 6 2 75 2 Dark Horse
"Asking for a Friend" 2018 52
"Dark Horse"[23]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
US Country
[24]
US Country Airplay
[25]
US
[26]
CAN
[27]
CAN Country
[28]
"One Beer"
(Hardy featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson)
2020 7 1 33 43 1
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[29]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[22]
A Rock

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2015 "Blind Man"[30]
2017 "All on Me" Justin Clough[31]
2018 "Asking for a Friend" Patrick Tracy[32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Academy of Country Music Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year Himself Nominated
2019 Song of the Year "God's Country" Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NorCal native Devin Dawson goes on tour with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill". Lodi News. July 20, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "From Death Metal to Country, Why Devin Dawson Moved to Nashville to Get Away from Himself". People.com. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Before and After of Devin Dawson". CMT News. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Former YouTube Phenom Devin Dawson Puts It 'All' on the Line in Debut Single". billboard.com. June 7, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Devin Dawson biography". Allmusic. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "How Devin Dawson Went from Heavy Metal to Country Music's 'Dark Horse'". Rolling Stone. May 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "The Before and After of Devin Dawson". cmt.com. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Warner Music Nashville and Southwest Formalize Partnership Bringing Live Music to the Skies: Exclusive". billboard.com. October 26, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Devin Dawson Announces Debut Album 'Dark Horse'". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dawson goes with "Dark Horse"". Country Standard Time. October 23, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Dark Horse credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Devin Dawson – Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Devin Dawson – Chart history (Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 22, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: June 20, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  15. ^ "Devin Dawson to Submit 'Pink Slip' EP in 2021". The Boot. November 4, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  16. ^ "Devin Dawson – Chart history (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "Devin Dawson – Chart history (Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "Devin Dawson – Chart history (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  19. ^ "Devin Dawson – Chart history (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  20. ^ "Devin Dawson – Chart history (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "American certifications – Devin Dawson". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 16, 2022.
  22. ^ a b "Canadian certifications – Devin Dawson". Music Canada. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  23. ^ "Devin Dawson - "Dark Horse"". Roughstock. November 5, 2018. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  24. ^ "HARDY Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  25. ^ "HARDY Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  26. ^ "HARDY Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2020.
  27. ^ "HARDY Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  28. ^ "HARDY Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  29. ^ "American single certifications – Hardy – One Beer (feat. Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  30. ^ "'Blind Man' video". YouTube. `. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  31. ^ "Video Clips from CMT". CMT. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  32. ^ "Devin Dawson Is 'Asking for a Friend' With New Video". Radio.com. August 9, 2018. Retrieved July 21, 2019.

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