The third of six new songs off new The Pink Slip EP from the Dark Horse singer, “He Loved Her” honors the simplistic life of the man who ‘lived life like a country song’, who Dawson hopes to follow the path of.
Devin Dawson just released another track “He Loved Her”, off of his upcoming EP, The Pink Slip, set to release on January 15th. The song is a tribute to Dawson’s grandfather, who he says is “one of the most important people I’ll ever know.” He describes it as “one of the most important songs I’ve ever written or released.”
“He Loved Her” speaks to the simplistic lifestyle of Dawson’s grandfather, how much he admires the life he lived, and how he aspires to live a life like his. He hopes he can follow in his Grandfather’s footsteps, and he will know he has made it if he lives a life like his. He was “just a small town simple man, lived his life like a country song”.
“People like to talk about / what they’re gonna leave behind / and how they’re gonna change the world / what’s gonna define their lives / I guess I set my sights on / a different kind of legacy”
Dawson wrote the song with Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds. Galyon was behind Keith Urban’s “We Were Us” and Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic”. Reynolds was behind Dan + Shay’s “10,000 hours” and “Speechless” as well as Thomas Rhett’s “Life Changes”. The two worked together on Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” and “All to Myself”.
Dawson has toured with superstars Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill and with fellow label-mates, Dan + Shay and Brett Eldredge. “I Got A Truck”, another song off the EP, was actually inspired by a conversation with McGraw while on tour, that Dawson wrote as the story of McGraw’s path to success in the industry.
Dawson is still admiring the successes of his current feature on HARDY’s Top 5 single “One Beer” alongside Lauren Alaina, as well as the hit single “God’s Country”, the Grammy-nominated, ACM and CMA Single of the Year and multi-week No.1 that he co-wrote for Blake Shelton. Coming off of a largely successful year, Dawson returns to solo releases with The Pink Slip, after his 12-track 2018 album, Dark Horse, which he co-wrote every song on, including the Platinum-hit “All on Me”.
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