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Dallas Smith visit

Dallas Smith visit

Canada native Dallas Smith visited the MusicRow office on Friday (Feb. 27) to preview songs from his EP, Tippin’ Point, which releases in the U.S. and Canada on March 4. Smith began his three-song acoustic set with the Rodney Clawson-penned song “Wrong About That.” “Wrong” aptly showcased Smith’s commanding, rock-tinged voice. “There’s something about the phrasing in Rodney’s songs that are so great to sing to,” says Smith.

The project is produced by Joey Moi (Nickelback, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen), who Smith has known from the beginning of his career. Smith previously fronted rock band Default, and says he has always had a love of Country music. When he decided to add a more Country flavor to his sound, he turned to producer Moi. Smith was invited to Nashville, where he began co-writing with songwriters, including writers at Big Loud Shirt. After Big Loud Mountain was created, they signed Smith to their roster.

Now signed to Big Loud Mountain and Republic Nashville, Smith will open for Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s To The Good Times Tour in April.

Smith continued his MusicRow performance with “Slow Rollin’.” Though singer-songwriter Smith has no co-writes on his upcoming EP, he expects that to change on his full-length album. “I co-wrote songs on my debut album, and on this one, we got so many great songs pitched to us. I just wanted the the best song to win. When we make the project a full-length, maybe I’ll have some of my own songs on it.”

Smith closed out the performance with “Tippin’ Point,” which set the record for becoming the fastest Canadian Country single to reach gold status. The song was penned by Jaren Johnston, and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. “I feel so honored that they trusted me with one of their songs,” says Smith.

Photos by Kelsey Grady.

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