“Master Country Talent” Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut Dec. 3
Georgia-Native Joins Priscilla Block’s
Welcome to the Block Party Tour This Fall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following the announcement of his global deal with Sony Music Publishing and Droptine Music Publishing earlier this week, the MusicRow-dubbed “master country talent” Dalton Dover releases his new song “Damn Good Life,” written by Dover, Alex Maxwell and Jaxson Free. Listen to “Damn Good Life” HERE.
“I wanted to write a song that makes people smile. There are plenty of drinkin’ songs, and there are plenty of love songs, but not enough feel-good songs,” Dover shares. “When Alex, Jaxson and I sat down, we were having a great day and ‘Damn Good Life’ basically wrote itself. It’s a reminder not to take all the little things for granted in life.”
Last month, as Dover was wrapping his seven-night Ole Red residency in Nashville, the Spotify Hot Country 2022 Artist to Watch was surprised by a call from the red phone during his set with none other than Blake Shelton on the line, inviting Dover to make his Grand Ole Opry debut later this year on Dec. 3.
“I’ve done the Opry tour and I walked out on the stage for a minute, but I really didn’t get to stay out there long,” Dover shared with Country Now. “So having the opportunity to go sing out there is gonna be different. It’s gonna be an animal. It’s gonna be a game changer.”
Before he makes it into the famed circle for a performance, Dover will support Priscilla Block this fall on the Welcome to the Block Party Tour launching Oct. 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tickets are on sale now.
Today’s release follows “Hear About A Girl,” “You Got A Small Town” and “Baby I Am,” earning Dover a spotlight as Billboard’s February Country Rookie of the Month and Country Now’s “Country Next,” sharing “Dover’s country music career may be just beginning, but his star is quickly catching fire.”
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Dalton Dover on the Welcome to the Block Party Tour
Oct. 13 Lori’s Road House
Oct. 13 Jergel’s
Oct. 15 8 Seconds Saloon
Oct. 20 Joe’s on Weed Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 22 Elevation at the Intersection
Oct. 26 Rick’s Café
Oct. 27 Cotton Eyed Joes
Oct. 28 Silverados
Oct. 29 Rome River Jam
Nov. 3 Nashville Palace
Nov. 11 Bluestone
Nov. 12 Boondock’s
Nov. 17 Blue Room
Nov. 18 Blind Horse Saloon
Nov. 19 Music Farm
About Dalton Dover
Lauded by MusicRow as a “master country talent,” twenty-three-year-old Dalton Dover first started singing at church as a kid, winning his fifth-grade school talent show performing Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” In that moment Dover’s love of performing was born. By the age of 16 he had picked up a guitar and started teaching himself to play, yet it was his grandfather who turned him on to country music and artists such as Keith Whitley, Rhett Akins, Joe Diffie and Steve Wariner. Enamored with the honesty and storytelling found in country music, Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes” was the first song Dover taught himself to play on guitar. Performances at local bars soon followed along with sharing covers of some of his favorite songs on TikTok. It was there he caught the ear of producer Matt McV and A&R Veteran and founder of Droptine Recordings, Jim Catino, who quickly signed Dover.
Married to his high school sweetheart, Faith, the two have lived in the same rural Georgia small town, population 1,200, all their lives, important for the Dovers to give their two young children, Taylor and Alyiah, the same idyllic childhood they had growing up — the life one finds in a small town. And it’s that pace and familiarity he enjoys so much that he sings about on his debut track “You Got a Small Town.” Produced by McV, “You Got A Small Town” quickly garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, MusicRow, Country Now and Wide Open Country. With his debut and follow-up “Baby I Am” earning notable playlisting, Dover was named a Spotify Hot Country 2022 Artist to Watch. Follow-up “Hear About A Girl” saw critical acclaim, with MusicRow sharing, “We’re in the presence of a master country talent when this man sings.” Dover’s latest single “Damn Good Life,” cowritten with Alex Maxwell and Jaxson Free is available now, with plans to release more new music later this year.
After opening for Luke Comb’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium show in Atlanta, Ga., Dover set out on his seven-night residency, performing across multiple locations of Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, where he was invited to make his Grand Ole Opry debut Dec. 3. Before performing from the famed circle, Dover will bring his captivating live set to Priscilla Block’s Welcome to the Block Party Tour this fall, kicking off Oct. 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio. For the latest follow along on
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