- Hi Dylan, can you tell me a little bit about yourself, before you became a country singer/songwriter?
Before I got into music, I played baseball. I didn’t know until my senior year of high school that I could play a guitar, much less write a song, so it was pretty cool when I started putting things together and people started taking interest in what I was doing.
- How did you become a fan of country music and when did you know you wanted a career in it?
I grew up listening to Kenny Chesney, every time I got in my mom’s car after school she was playing his c.d. I fell in love with how the words were so deep and painted perfect pictures. Like I said before, my senior year of high school, nobody knew I could play or sing until our graduation ceremony. Funny story– I actually sang “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney, ever since that night hearing people amazed at what kid who always sat in the back of the class could do.
- Who are some of your musical icons?
Definitely Eric Church, I have so much respect for him because he writes all of his own songs. He doesn’t follow the mainstream country; he makes his own way, and the people who like him follow him and if they don’t he doesn’t care. I also value Keith Whitley. The first time I heard his songs from a songwriter’s perspective I fell in love!
- What is the story behind your latest single “How to Say Goodbye?”
I was at a private concert for one of my friend’s birthday parties, and I wasn’t even going to go but at the last second my friends drug me out of the house to go. When I got there, one of the prettiest girls I think I’ve ever seen walked in the back of the party tent and from that night on I think I may have used my corniest pick-up lines to this day. It didn’t immediately work out but a couple months down the road we worked things out and are still together to this day! So the song is just about that first night seeing her and hearing her say my name and kind of your cliché love story.
- What is one of your favorite venues to play at?
We have a local bar in town called Gnats Landing. It always has a home crowd that never disappoints!
- Is there anything new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?
I am working on releasing an E.P. in the next couple of weeks!
- Where do you see your music career in the next 5 to 10 years?
I’m moving to Nashville in July, so I plan to have a publishing deal in the near future. In the next 5 years, I hope to come across a record deal.
- What is one of your favorite quotes?
My favorite quote is my Nelson Mandela,” When a man is denied the right to live the life believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw”
- Is there anything else you would like to share?
I would like to thank you for adding my song to your playlist!