Devin Dawson is Back With New Music “I Got A Truck”

Devin Dawson I Got A Truck

The ‘Dark Horse’ himself, Devin Dawson is finally back with brand new music. Back in January 2019, we heard him sing “I Got A Truck” for the first time and learned about the touching story that inspired it during Dawson’s NYC Bowery Ballroom show. Check out a clip of the performance below. Now, we get to celebrate as the song is finally released to the public!

If there is one thing that sets Dawson apart from his peers, it is his meticulous attention to songwriting. His lyrics always have a deeper meaning, and “I Got A Truck” fits the bill. Dawson shared in an exclusive industry interview over Zoom that the song was inspired by none other than superstar, Tim McGraw.

“So the whole story started, I wrote this maybe 1.5-2 years ago. We were on tour with Tim McGraw. It essentially started with a conversation I had with Tim McGraw. It was the first night of the tour,” he explained, adding, “Somehow the conversation quickly turned to kinda like wisdom or advice or just like encouragement from the superstar to the new kid on the block. I think he saw a lot of himself in me.”

Dawson went on to share that he learned that McGraw cut his teeth in Nashville by finding one person to take a chance of him. Since the superstar never quite wrote the song of his story to greatness, Dawson took it upon himself to translate arguably one of the biggest stars in our format’s story from thought to lyrics. The singer ended up gifting the song and a handwritten copy of lyrics to McGraw at the end of the tour run.

I got a song / I got something to say / I got a will to survive / I got a dollar to my name / I got a heart / I got a little bit of luck / I got this go and get it feeling in my gut / And I got a truck / I got a truck”

Like all of us, Dawson believes he has something to say and stories to tell. Although at first, it might masquerade as just another country song about a truck, “I Got A Truck” is a humble story about strength, perseverance, and belief in yourself. Of course, the song also boasts a killer guitar solo that we cannot wait to jam out to in-person when live music returns. To Dawson, the song stood out from the get-go, “It just felt like it had heart, it had tempo and it had lyric, and it had something that I hadn’t said before.” We tend to agree.

“I Got A Truck” marks the first release of Dawson’s highly anticipated next project, which should be out sometime at the top of 2021. Until then, make sure you’re supporting the singer-songwriter and streaming the new jam!

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“I Got A Truck” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.




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