Russell Dickerson has been working towards releasing a debut country album for over seven years. Last Friday his dream came true and Yours, hit shelves and was available digitally everywhere. To celebrate the release of his album, Dickerson played to a sold-out crowd in Nashville during his album release week. The Exit/In in Nashville has been open for 46 years and is a staple venue in the Nashville.
Prior to his set, Dickerson attended an industry party at the bar next to the venue and New York Country Swag was delighted to be invited. He greeted his guests, family members, and team while the line of fans to get into the venue loomed around the block. Dickerson got the room’s attention by standing on a chair to thank his wife Kailey, his family, his team and all of the members of the industry who supported him and got him to this moment. “I do want to say a thank you for, even coming out tonight to celebrate with us, we’ve been going at this for coming up on seven years and now I finally get to release an album to the world full of songs that we wrote together about the people we love,” he says emotionally to the gathering. As a surprise, Norbert Nix from Triple Tigers, Dickerson’s record label, stood next to him to and held up a plaque saying “Russell, your single “Yours” is certified gold!” A record is American RIAA-certified Gold when a single or album that has sold 500,000 units. Proudly, he held up the plaque over his head, pure excitement on his face as the room filled with cheers.
The incredible night only continued when everyone made their way next door to the venue to watch Hannah Grey Ellis, who co-wrote “Would You Love Me” with Dickerson, which is featured on Yours,. The sold-out venue was lined with fans as “Twentysomething” opened the set. Singing all 11 tracks off the new record including “Billions”, “Low Key” and a fan favorite, “MGNO” the set was high energy and filled with great songs. Dickerson is a true performer, he gives it all during his live shows and his fans and everyone around him can’t help but feed off of his energy.
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