19-year-old Interscope Records singer-songwriter Dylan Schneider has partnered with Round Here Records to release his fourth EP titled Whole Town Talk last Friday. The EP contains four songs all co-written by Schneider, including “How to Country”, “Hometown Heartless”, “Bad Thing About a Backroad” and the title track “Whole Town Talk”.
The first two songs, “Whole Town Talk” and “How to Country” are great party/tailgate songs. The title track written by Schneider with Corey Crowder and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line is about an epic party thrown in his home town that got everyone talking about it. In “How to Country”, Schneider sings about the things he does and the way he lives his life, reminding everyone that “Nobody gotta teach me how to country”.
The next two songs, “Hometown Heartless” and “Bad Thing About a Backroad”, are more vulnerable, talking about lost love. In the former, he sings “I know they said home is where the heart is, but you left this hometown heartless”, proving that his smalltown is not the same without the girl he loved who moved away, while the latter twists a played out narrative about backroads and country living turning depressing after a breakup.
The Terre Haute, Indiana native’s favorite genres growing were pop and hip-hop but discovered his love for country music around the age of 13. His biggest country music influence was Brett Eldredge which began when he saw him live at a show in Paris, Illinois, Eldredge’s hometown. The following year at Eldredge’s show in Terre Haute, he invited Schneider on stage to sing with him. Since then, Schneider has released four EPs before his 20th birthday.
“We are so excited to get to join team Dylan to help encourage, support, and create opportunities for this amazingly talented artist and writer,” shares Hubbard and Kelley in a recent press release. “We’ve loved Dylan since the day we met three or four years ago and are so thankful to have him in our family and on our roster. Timing is everything— and for Dylan, the time is now.”
“I’ve looked up to BK and Tyler for a long time now, and Interscope has been an amazing label home,” added Schneider. “To have two monsters in the music industry like FGL and Interscope joining forces on my behalf is a dream come true. Truly humbling. This new EP has been a long time coming, but I promise it’s worth the wait. This is hands down the best music I have ever written and recorded – can’t wait to share it with the world.” Schneider will join FGL on the remaining dates of the Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour. For tour dates and more information head to https://www.dylanschneidermusic.com/
“Whole Town Talk” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. 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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