On The Cover: MusicRow Magazine’s Touring Issue Features Russell Dickerson
MusicRow Magazine’s 2021 Touring Issue, with Triple Tigers Records artist Russell Dickerson gracing the cover, releases today (Dec. 1).
Multi-Platinum Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dickerson has established himself as a prolific songwriter and powerhouse showman. In 2017, his Gold-certified full-length debut album, Yours, bowed at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, while Dickerson rose to No. 1 on the Emerging Artists Chart. Yours yielded three consecutive No. 1 smashes, including the double-Platinum “Yours,” the Platinum “Blue Tacoma,” and Platinum “Every Little Thing.” In 2020, he received a nomination in the category of Best New Male Artist of the Year at the ACMs. He has opened shows for Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Lady A, and Kane Brown in addition to bringing the “RD Party” to sold out venues everywhere as a headliner. His second full-length album, Southern Symphony [Triple Tigers Records], will release Dec. 4. Led by No. 1 single, “Love You Like I Used To,” Dickerson has also released two additional tracks off the forthcoming album, “Home Sweet,” and “Never Get Old.”
MusicRow Magazine’s annual Touring Issue also features its 2021 Next Big Thing Artists list, as well as the N.B.T. Industry Directory, which spotlights many of Nashville’s rising music industry executives.
This issue also celebrates MusicRow Magazine Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson‘s 10-year anniversary of leading the publication. WME Nashville Co-Heads Becky Gardenhire and Jay Williams, UTA Nashville’s Curt Motley, and CAA Music Nashville Co-Head Marc Dennis discuss how touring could look in 2021, while concert lighting and design expert Chris Lisle examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted touring professionals. Touring specialists Trent and Joey Hemphill offer one example of how their touring company has pivoted during the pandemic. MusicRow also provides an update on the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)’s work to aid independent music venues. Additionally, the 2021 Touring Directory is included in this issue, featuring contact information for touring transportation, production and insurance companies.
Single copies of MusicRow’s Touring Issue are available for purchase at musicrow.com for $45, and are included with yearly MusicRow memberships. Please note that issues of MusicRow Magazine’s Touring Issue can only be purchased online, as the MusicRow building is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.
Russell Dickerson Career Stats:
LABEL: Triple Tigers Records
CURRENT ALBUM: Southern Symphony – Out Dec. 4
CURRENT SINGLE: “Love You Like I Used To”
CURRENT PRODUCERS: Dann Huff, Casey Brown, Russell Dickerson
MANAGEMENT: John Dennis – Dennis Entertainment
RECENT HITS: “Love You Like I Used To,” “Every Little Thing,” “Yours,” “Blue Tacoma”
RIAA CERTS TO DATE: “Every Little Thing” – Platinum, “Blue Tacoma” – Platinum, “Yours” – 2x Platinum, “Love You Like I Used To” – Gold, Yours – Gold
HOMETOWN: Franklin, TN
INTERESTING FACTS: Grew up in a musical household, Mom was a piano teacher and Dad a choir director. In a metal band in high school. Was a guitar tech for Chris Tomlin. Left handed but plays guitar right-handed. Aspiring pro tennis player. Aspiring sommelier.
MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Usher, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, The Chicks, Blink 182
FAVORITE RECORDS: In Pieces (Garth Brooks), A Place In The Sun (Tim McGraw), Bad (Michael Jackson), My Way (Usher), Californication (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Wide Open Spaces (The Chicks), Defying Gravity (Keith Urban), Space Jam (Soundtrack)
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