Russell Dickerson was left red-faced – and red-legged – after a swimming pool mishap that was caught on video. Country singer Russell Dickerson isn’t a big planner, but what he lacks in foresight he more than makes up for in aww”-worthy delivery. When the Yours” crooner decided to pop the question to his then-girlfriend, Kailey, he gave her best friend exactly 30 minutes to get to the scene of the proposal.
Dickerson: It depends. There’s all different ways that songs come about. Some start with the titles, some start with the guitar licks, some start with a melody idea or a theme in mind. I don’t think there’s a specific algorithm you can put on songwriting for anyone. I think it happens all sorts of different ways. It’s fun to figure out. You never know. You have to jump in with an open mind every day and feel where the vibe’s going, take it all the way and try to write a big ol’ hit song.
Also, during his performance, Green provided us with his two hit singles and one cover song, having the rest of his performance be his original songs, in which not many were familiar with, so the energy level in the venue was not where it should have been.
After his adventure on the road, he returned to Belmont University to finish his degree in music. “Those were huge years for me as an artist. My understanding of music went so much deeper than anything I could have learned on my own.” By the time he graduated he had already been discovered by Creative Artist Agency, John Dennis Entertainment, and signed his first publishing deal. His first single, ‘Green Light’, remained on Sirius XM: The Highway’s “Hot 30 Live” for seven weeks straight as an independent artist.
Riley Green was great and the perfect opener for Jordan Davis and Russell Dickerson. Jordan Davis was absolutely amazing amd puts on one hell of a show. Hes energetic and really had the whole audience dancing to his music. Russell Dickerson was fantastic, really engaged with the crowd. He put on an amazing show as well with lots of energy. I look forward to seeing these guys in the future. And the VIP tickets were totally worth the price.
When the couple isn’t watching The Bachelor, they’re busy collaborating through Dickerson’s music. The “Blue Tacoma” singer told ET that his wife often directs and stars in his music videos, something he credits to their success.
The Very Hot Summer Tour will be traveling throughout the US to cities such as Chicago, Ill., Cincinnati, Ohio, Atlanta, Ga., Des Moines, Iowa, New York, N.Y., Las Vegas, Nev., Nashville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla., and many more.
Country newcomer Russell Dickerson is currently on the road opening for Thomas Rhett, an artist with whom he has much in common: like TR, Dickerson draws on his home life with wife Kailey to write engaging, personal country-pop that reinforces his status as a happily married man.
Russell Dickerson was born for the stage. I’m just naturally that kind of dude: a big, loud and over-the-top guy,” he says with a laugh. Yes, one of country music’s most talked-about new talents – and the voice behind the smash single Yours,” a stunning ballad inspired by his wife of four years, Kailey, that’s racked up over 33 million streams to date on Spotify, where he’s been on the Hot Country, Country Gold Playlists and more for over a year, and exploded since being serviced to country radio in April – need not go into entertainer mode” before he catapults himself onstage to deliver one of his notoriously amped-up live shows.
Russell Dickerson talks about the success of his debut album, Yours, and touring with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker. Russell Dickerson was performing on stage recently, when a fight broke out in the crowd.
For followers of NYCountry Swag, you knew about the singer-songwriter way before his record deal and number ones since he jumped up on the bar to play our Country Brunch in January of 2016 and then hit Rockaway Beach for a Country Night on the Water in June of 2016. Watch a recap video from the incredible night of music above. If you’ve followed us since those early days you can claim you knew him when and if you haven’t you can be sure to take notice of this rising star before he takes off into superstardom.
When Kyler learned Dickerson would be performing in Denver, he knew he had to pop the question onstage to that song. Kyler invited their close friends and family members to the show, telling Talia that everyone was coming for Kyler’s upcoming birthday. When they reached the stage, before dropping to one knee with a ring, Kyler recited Dickerson’s lyrics to Talia: “You make me better than I was before, thank God I’m yours. Will you marry me?” After Dickerson popped a bottle and showered the crowd with bubbly, the newly-engaged couple shared a dance onstage to Yours” (while the audience tried to hold it together!).
Now, with his forthcoming full-length debut album, Yours, Dickerson is gearing up for his most massive moment yet. Right now I’m just so stoked on life so I wanted my record to mimic that,” the 30-year-old says of a feel-good album stuffed with equal parts swagger (Billions,” Float”) and sweet vibes (All Fall Down,” You Look Like A Love Song”). We just kept rolling with it,” he says of the loose, freewheeling writing sessions for the LP. To that end, if there’s a palpable ease and whimsical flow to Dickerson’s melodies and lyrics it’s because he’s found trusted collaborators, the most notable of which is his wife.
NASH FM welcomed backed Kelly Ford to the studio after a long road on her morning show in Nashville, Ty, Chuck & Kelly.” NASH FM 94.7 had a warm welcoming message back saying, This is more than just a radio station, we’re in this together… NASH Nation, this is for you. You called, texted, emailed and commented a lot; we heard you loud and clear,” announcing Ford’s new local morning show debuting Feb. 4 after three years of living in Nashville. The crowd gave her a rousing round of applause and Ford gave the most heartwarming speech including an exciting shout out to NYCountry Swag, talking about the very first time Dickerson had played an event in New York City, our country brunch back in January of 2016 which Ford MCed.
To accompany the stripped version, you can watch a color-block video of the song on Spotify here Check out the official music video for the track below.
Lastly, Dickerson exploded on stage and was throwing the birthday bash that WCOL was looking for, as he was all over the stage during his set. Dickerson showed off his sweet dance moves, his amazing talent in singing, and had excellent engagement with crowd as he consistently made -H-I- and Columbus, Ohio references throughout his set.
Lately there’s been plenty to smile about. The Nashville native has had an incredible reaction to his current single, Yours.” The power ballad was selected for Sirius XM’s The Highway Find program, which showcases new, and often times unsigned, artists to country music fans across the country. In the blink of an eye, Dickerson found himself competing with artists such as Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan on the satellite station’s weekly Hot 45 countdown, successfully reaching # after, Dickerson released his EP, Yours,” which debuted at #2 in the iTunes country store and #8 in all genres. The album also premiered at #1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and #14 onBillboard’s Top Country Album chart. The album features five songs co-written by Dickerson, including a stripped down wedding version of the title track Yours.” Boosted by the power of his hit single, he landed on the iTunes Best of 2015 year-end list, ‘s Best Wedding Songs of 2016, and Spotify’s #SpotifySpotlight 2016.
A seasoned songwriter, country-pop singer Russell Dickerson was gearing up for a massive hit single. Then, after years of writing songs and working hard at his music, the title track on his 2017 debut album, Yours, finally ushered him into the spotlight.
Russell Dickerson is an American country singer and songwriter from Tennessee. He has released one album through Triple Tigers Records called Yours. Yours contained two chart-topping singles on Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs. Both of these songs, “Yours” and “Tacoma,” also reached No. 1 on the Latter Chart. You can see Russell Dickerson perform live when he tours to support recent releases.
The year after Russell and Kailey married, he co-wrote “Yours,” inspired by his wife, with mutual friends from Belmont, Casey Brown and Parker Welling.
It was an emotional rollercoaster yet inspiring day welcoming Ford back to NASH FM 94.7 and having Dickerson there to celebrate and perform made it even more special. Dickerson is currently on The Way Back Tour with Carly Pearce and will make an appearance again here in New York at MSG with Thomas Rhett on Sep. 20.
Russell Dickerson: It’s definitely a huge confidence builder to work for something for so long and then finally start to see a little bit of success and that just kind of snowballed all into itself. And then you end up out here on tour. It’s a really gratifying feeling. I mean, I’ve been writing songs for seven years now, full time, every day, and to now have a huge hit is like, Man. It’s like my instincts were right this whole time.” So it’s definitely gratifying.
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In just a short amount of time, Dickerson’s fans solidified him unanimously as the next big thing. Over 30 million streams on Spotify, three million views on YouTube and skyrocketing social media followers have come pouring in. He quickly found himself touring with the likes of Canaan Smith and Billy Currington, as well as joining Florida Georgia Line on their cruise for the second year in a row in addition to headlining his own dates. Dickerson also got to have that moment every artist dreams about – making his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
While a video of the altercation is not available, footage of Dickerson on stage telling those involved to get out of the venue was published on Twitter.
The Dickersons aren’t afraid to mix business with pleasure; in fact, creative-minded Kailey handles her husband’s photography and music video responsibilities, and has always had a hand in keeping his career in order.
Coming off his recent ACM nomination for Song of the Year for Yours”, Tennessee native, Russell Dickerson is giving us all a feel-good vibe in the video for his newest song Every Little Thing.” The third single from his debut album is a crowd favorite at his shows and was inspired by his love for his wife Kailey.
Just before the performance, the co-hosts chatted with the singer about his co-headlining tour with country singer Carly Pearce, his inspiration for his famous $6 music video for Yours,” and of course shouting out his beautiful wife, Kailey. Dickerson shared the sweet sentiment, From day one, before we had any budget, before we had anything going on – I had her. We shot the ol’ music video for my first single Yours,” and that’s honestly what kinda put us on the map, and got us started, got us going,” adding later what a babe,” when the cameras showed his wife. Dickerson delivered a high-energy and entertaining performance of Blue Tacoma” from the first note. His energy and enthusiasm for performing and his music is seemingly unmatched.
The beautiful and compassionate, Lauren Akins is the wife of country star Thomas Rhett. Even before she found herself in the spotlight, Akins had committed to helping children around the world. She frequently visits Africa to work with the organization 147 Million , which assists in providing critical needs to impoverished children impacted by the orphan crisis. Akins adopted her daughter Willa Gray through the mission and continues her work with those children. She also works in Uganda with a sister organization, Love One International , where she created a jewelry line to help raise money.
Russell Dickerson’s “Yours” is available on Spotify , itunes and anywhere music is sold. Five or six years ago, Russell Dickerson performed an afternoon set on Summerfest’s Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage.
Turns out all Dickerson needed was a video camera, $6 and his supportive wife, Kailey. On the stage, in the studio, or in his workshop, Russell Dickerson knows that a little grit and determination (and a couple 2x4s) go a long way.
Russell Dickerson was born for the stage. I’m just naturally that kind of dude: a big, loud and over-the-top guy,” he says with a laugh. Yes, one of country music’s most talked-about new talents — and the voice behind the smash single Yours,” a stunning ballad inspired by his wife of four years, Kailey, that’s racked up over 33 million streams to date on Spotify, where he’s been on the Hot Country, Country Gold Playlists and more for over a year, and exploded since being serviced to country radio in April — need not go into entertainer mode” before he catapults himself onstage to deliver one of his notoriously amped-up live shows.
Russell Dickerson: Oh, man. Yeah! To have a #1 song is such an accomplishment of itself, so regardless of how long it took, it’s such a huge honor to have a two-week #1 single. The journey was four years. It was January 24, 2014 when I wrote the song, and January 22, 2018 is the day it hit #1. To go from having a demo, pitched around trying to get a record deal and everyone said no…no record deal. Then, we basically started our own label and XM radio picked it up, and Spotify put it on a big playlist there. All of these things started building on each other. Then, we signed with Triple Tigers Records, and that’s when it went to terrestrial radio, and it just blew up from there. I think it was a 42-week climb. To work for something that long and for four years to believe in a song after so many people said no. I felt in my heart that this was the song that was going to go all the way, so until it happened I wasn’t going to give up on it.