Dillion Carmichael is taking Country music back to its classic roots and we are loving it. If you love the grit of Jamey Johnson and the story-telling aspect reminiscent of Johnny Cash hits, then Dillion is your guy. He pays homage to his Southern upbringing in his new single, “Made To Be A Country Boy”. He also showcases his deep, rugged vocals as he takes listeners on the journey of what it’s like to be proud of where you came from.
I want lyrics to be relevant in songs and on radio again,” he says. “I’d like lyrics to impact people the way they impacted me growing up, listening to some of my favorite artists like Hank Williams Jr., Vern Gosdin and Waylon Jennings. Those guys were true country.”
And there is no denying that Dillion is proud of his roots. The Kentucky native grew up on classic country that was filled with meaty lyrics and storytelling. So, when it came time to pursue his dreams, he was turned to his uncles, John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery for advice. They told him it would take a lot of grit and paying his dues. He’s done just that and his hard work is paying off with “Made To Be A Country Boy.” If his single is any indication of what’s to come, it wouldn’t be surprising to watch him become the next Chris Stapleton.