Although it was the first-ever brunch at Printers Alley, it was not Russell Dickerson’s first brunch with New York Country Swag. The “Country Music & Mimosas” themed event created by New York Country Swag first hit NYC last January with ticket holders getting a taste of live acoustic country music by Dickerson while brunching hard at Libation NYC.
“I wanted something fun and unique, while still bringing my favorite things together…” said Stephanie Wagner, founder of New York CountrySwag.com. When thinking about things both NYC residents and country music fans loved to do, Wagner came up with the idea of a Country themed Brunch. “Who doesn’t love Brunch?” Wagner joked.
After returning from the Florida Georgia Line Cruise last November, Wagner had a new found love for rising star, Russell Dickerson. “When I first saw him perform on the cruise, I had only heard of the song “Yours,” yet I remember watching his set and being completely entranced by his passion and energy. My friends and I had dubbed his set as one of the best from the entire trip, so when searching for a new artist to play at our first brunch, I did not have to look very far.”
That first set at New York Country Swag’s Brunch was only the beginning for the relationship between Wagner, Dickerson & co. “We had so much fun with Russell and his wife, Kailey, during that first event, we couldn’t wait to get them back.” Since then Russell has returned for a total of four New York Country Swag events throughout the past year. What was special about this Brunch in particular? This time, Russell had returned as a recording artist, after recently signing to Triple Tigers Records.
“It’s awesome getting to work with Russell and his crew. With each event that we do together it’s like a mini reunion for us. We get excited to show them some new swag and things we’ve been working on and they get to show us some things they’ve added to the show. It’s a cool feeling to see each other’s progress and cheer each other on,” Wagner said.
Dickerson hits the road this February on Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour along with Kelsea Ballerini and Ryan Hurd. You can listen to his EP here, while we wait for the highly anticipated new music with the release of his debut studio album.
Russell, who we also named on our list of “Top Artists to Watch in 2017,” is set to make a big splash in the Country music world… Be sure to catch him on a show near you, before he is headlining the stadiums!
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