Country singer Dawson Reigns’ new single, ‘Love Was All You’ was put together by an impressive supporting cast. Working with writer Cannan Smith (of ‘Love You Like That’ fame) in collaboration with Jaron Boyer (who scored a number one with Dierks Bentley’s ‘Somewhere On A Beach’) and Aaron Goodvin (‘Out Like That’, for Luke Bryan), Dawson is looking to make his mark on the scene. We found out more about his new single and hopes for the future.
It’s been a great start so far with the single and we’re hoping for big things going forward in 2016.
2016 - what is your goal?
Have “Love Was All You” at the top country music charts in the UK and around the world. To tour an many countries as I can meeting all my amazing fans and the great people at radio supporting my music!
Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
Yes. Make no new year’s resolutions!
What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2015?
That if you want something bad enough and work hard for it, you can get it!
What was the musical highlight of 2015?
It was actually going to a Fall Out Boy concert! I’ve been hard at work on the new music, the new label and other important music business pieces the last couple years, so I wasn’t playing out live much. I really hadn’t seen much in the way of live music either. I’m a big fan of Fall Out Boy and they were in the area so I decided to go to their concert and I’m glad I did. The show blew me away, the music was great and fans were crazy… in a good way! I really needed a great live music night and I got it!
Who are you excited to hear from in 2016?
I’m excited to hear from country radio, country media and the country fans in the UK and around the world about my new single “Love Was All You’. It’s been a great start so far with the single and we’re hoping for big things going forward in 2016.
Tell us about the record you have just released.
“Love Was All You” is the first single off my new upcoming EP and I’ve got another five great songs waiting to be heard as well. Think the music that we’ve created for this EP is the best I’ve done to date and I’m very stoked to get it out to radio and my fans. The fact that it’s being released off my newly formed record label, Hit Maker Entertainment, makes it just that much cooler.
If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
Garth Brooks cause well he’s Garth Brooks! The best country performer in my books.
Darius Rucker cause he’s is so damn cool! And I’m a HUGE fan!
Joe Elliot cause I wish I could have been him rockin’ out as the lead singer of Def Leppard! Def Leppard is my all time favorite band.
What inspired the record?
Wanting to make great music. Wanting to take my career to the next level. Wanting to tour and meet all the great country music fans round the world.
If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?
Phoenix… my logo may have given this one away.
Define your sound in five words.
Rocky, energetic, fun, upbeat, entertaining.
If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
Keith Urban. He’s the whole musical package…great songwriter, great singer and an absolutely great guitar player. That would be a killer jam session!
If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
This is a tough one cause there are a bunch of songs I would have loved to have written. Got some classics like “Hotel California” by The Eagles, “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen but if I had to pick my top one it has to be “Imagine” by John Lennon. John Lennon was great, period! This is one of the most amazing songs ever written or performed.
Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
Ben Affleck. Like his character from the movie The Town. Ya know all rough and tough but with a soft side too!
Lastly, tell us one thing you have never revealed in an interview.
I love to cook! Like fancy new, interesting dishes! Love the whole process from shopping for fresh ingredients, preparing the meal to the presentation of it on the plate. Of course there is always music playing and a bottle of wine or two being enjoyed along with it.
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