Smith Sits On The Brink Of International Success With Chart Topper “Wastin’ Gas
Toronto, ON (January 26, 2015) – The momentum continues for Platinum selling country star Dallas Smith, who broke another record at radio this week becoming the first Canadian male artist in the Nielsen BDS era to spend multiple weeks at the top of the Country Airplay Chart. Holding steady at #1 for a second week, “Wastin’ Gas” is Smith’s second best-selling single to date behind the platinum hit “Tippin’ Point”. The video for “Wastin’ Gas” is also the #1 video at CMT Canada this week.
“Lifted” Smith’s second full-length country album and first North American debut via 604 Records/Big Loud Mountain/Universal Music Canada, continues to expand his reach internationally while Smith enjoys a pop culture moment as one of country music’s leading performers. Notably, Smith becomes the first Canadian artist to spend multiple weeks at the top of the Country Airplay Chart since Terri Clark’s “You’re Easy On The Eyes” in 1998.
Country with a hearty dash of rock n roll; Smith’s unique style has set the bar high in representing country music’s cutting edge sound. “Lifted” with its mix of guitar-goosed corkers, rollicking sing-alongs and tender ballads drawn both from his critically acclaimed 2014 Tippin’ Point EP and new recording sessions see’s Smith reunite with prized producer Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen). The 11-track album includes the PLATINUM selling hit, “Tippin’ Point” which set the record as the fastest Canadian country single to go Platinum and is the highest selling Canadian country digital single in history.
Although this is only Smith’s second full-length country album, it gets serious when you start to look at his accomplishments in the genre. A multi-week #1 radio single, Gold and Platinum single certifications, three 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award nominations (bringing his total number to eight in just 2 years), a JUNO Award nomination, a slew of tour dates across North America including an outstanding headline performance in front of 25,000+ fans at Boots And Hearts Music Festival, and what many deemed the “performance of the night” at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards last September. At a private industry event during Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB, Smith was presented with an award from Neilsen/BDS, celebrating his achievements at radio, most notably a Canadian first where all eight (now nine) of his country singles reached Top 10 on the chart.
“Lifted” is the follow-up to Smith’s JUNO Award nominated break-out country album “Jumped Right In”, which produced the GOLD selling title-track single and garnered five 2013 CCMA Award nominations and a 2013 JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year.
DALLAS SMITH 2015 “Tippin’ Point Tour” Dates:
** w/Sundy Best
* w/Charlie Worsham
January 15 – Fredericton, NB – FREX (The Capital Exhibition Centre) **
January 16 – Halifax, NS – Casino Nova Scotia **
January 17 – Moncton, NB – The Centre (Casino New Brunswick) **
January 18 – Charlottetown, PEI – Confederation of the Arts Centre **
January 20 – Belleville, ON – Empire Theatre **
January 21 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre **
January 22 – London, ON – Centennial Hall **
January 23 – Owen Sound, ON – Bayshore Arena **
January 24 – Stratford, ON – Rotary Complex **
January 26 – Peterborough, ON – Showplace Theatre **
January 27 – Sudbury, ON – The Grand Theatre **
January 29 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium *
January 30 – Dauphin, MB – Dauphin’s Countryfest @ Credit Union Place *
January 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Casino Winnipeg *
February 4 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre *
February 6 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central *
February 7 – St. Albert, AB – Go Auto Arena – Servus Credit Union Place *
February 8 – Medicine Hat, AB – Esplanade Arts Centre *
February 10 – Kamloops, BC – Sagebrush Theatre *
February 12 – Nanaimo, BC – Port Theatre *
February 13 – Victoria, BC – McPherson Playhouse *
February 14 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *
ABOUT DALLAS SMITH
Named by Mediabase as 2014’s most played Canadian country artist at radio, Dallas Smith has skyrocketed to the top of the Country music scene becoming the only male Canadian artist to spend multiple weeks at the top of the Country Airplay Chart in the Nielsen BDS era. Additionally, “Wastin’ Gas” broke the record for the highest one week spin total at country radio in Canada ever. Smith’s 2012 debut album “Jumped Right In” generated 5 singles in the Canadian Hot 100, including the GOLD selling title-track, garnered five CCMA Award nominations and was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards. Following a slew of sold out tour dates with Florida Georgia Line and Bob Seger, Smith released 2013’s “Tippin’ Point EP”, making his debut in the U.S. and setting the bar high while representing Canadian Country music’s cutting edge sound. Co-written by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard along with The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston, “Tippin’ Point” set the record as the fastest Canadian country single to go GOLD in history. Additionally, Smith topped SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 45 Countdown and most recently added the title of ‘platinum-selling country artist’ to his repertoire with the announcement that “Tippin’ Point” had been certified PLATINUM. Amassing national appeal, Smith netted three 2014 CCMA Award nominations including Single, Album and Male Artist of the Year and is the first Canadian country artist to have 9 singles reach the Top 10 at radio in Canada. Smith has appeared on Canada AM, Breakfast Television, CMT Canada, CTV Morning Live, Global Morning, CBC, TSN, SiriusXM and more. Lifted (released in November 2014) reunites Smith with prized producer Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and is followed by the 2015 headline “Tippin’ Point Tour”. For more information visit DallasSmithMusic.com