Country artist Dallas Smith has announced his self-titled fifth studio album, which is set for release on Oct. 27 and marks his first full-length project with Big Loud Records.
“I haven’t been this excited to release a big chunk of music in a long time,” Smith says. “Artists talk about discovering who they are, and really, I don’t think I’m there yet. But I really felt confident people would fall in love with my first Canadian country record (2012’s Jumped Right In). And I’m feeling the same thing with this.”
After getting his start with Platinum-selling rock band Default, Smith went on to become one of the most successful Canadian country artists in history, exemplified in his three-time consecutive CCMA Entertainer of the Year status. Now, he’s bringing the alt-rock meets country fusion that’s become his signature in the United States.
Smith enlisted acclaimed producer Joey Moi for his Big Loud Records debut–a project firmly rooted in Nashville for the first time in his career. This is Smith’s fifth collaboration with the award-winning producer, who produced all four of his previous albums. The pair has created an energetic sound that layers Smith’s lean, edgy vocals along with the calming confidence that comes with time. Other frequent collaborators and songwriting heavy-weights that have contributed to the project include Ashley Gorley, Morgan Wallen, Hardy, Hillary Lindsey, Ernest and Rodney Clawson.
The 12-song collection features previously-released songs like the flirtatious “Singing In A Beer” and “One Too,” which features label-mate MacKenzie Porter and cracked the top five on Canada’s country chart.
Later this month, Smith will unveil more details about the album, after a performance at the CCMA Awards in Toronto this Saturday (Sept. 16).
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