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Dawson goes with "Dark Horse"

Saturday, October 14, 2017 – Devin Dawson will release his debut, "Dark Horse," on Jan. 19, 2018 on Atlantic/Warner.

"I'm beyond excited to finally share the release date for my debut album," said Dawson. "And when it came time to choose a title, nobody talked about other options - we knew immediately it should share the same name as the track 'Dark Horse.' Despite being written after the album was 'finished,' I felt it was absolutely necessary to include this song. 'Dark House' captures every corner of my heart, everything I am and everything I believe in."

Dawson had a co-write on all dozen songs, including the hit single "All On Me." The disc was produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne).

The track list is:
1. "Dip" (Devin Dawson/Barry Dean/Luke Laird)
2. "All On Me" (Devin Dawson/Jacob Durrett/Austin Smith)
3. "Asking For A Friend" (Devin Dawson/Connie Harrington/Brett Beavers)
4. "Second To Last" (Devin Dawson/Laura Veltz/Mark Trussell)
5. "Symptoms" (Devin Dawson/Austin Smith)
6. "I Don't Care Who Sees" (Devin Dawson/Austin Smith/Jake Mitchell/Jacob Durrett)
7. "Secondhand Hurt" (Devin Dawson/Will Bowen)
8. "Placebo" (Devin Dawson/Jordan Reynolds/David Hodges)
9. "War Paint" (Devin Dawson/Clint Lagerberg/Chris DuBois)
10. "I Can't Trust Myself" (Devin Dawson/Jillian Jacqueline/Brad Warren/Brett Warren)
11. "Prison" (Devin Dawson/Seth Ennis/Josh Kerr)
12. "Dark Horse" (Devin Dawson/Andy Albert)

Dawson grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison in California, drawing inspiration from Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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