Who Is Dylan Marlowe? The Story Behind His Journey to Country Music
Who is Dylan Marlowe? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about his journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…
Full Name – Dylan James Marlowe
Birthdate – 6/9/1997
Hometown – Statesboro, Georgia
Current City – Nashville, Tennesee
Musical Influences – Tracy Lawrence, Keith Whitley, Linkin Park, Nickelback, Kenny Chesney
Label – Play It Again Publishing
Current Single – “Why’d We Break Up Again”
Today we’re introducing you to a singer-songwriter that is about to blow up! Dylan Marlowe is the real deal. We chatted with the newcomer about his journey to Nashville, his new music, and what he has planned for the rest of the year. Keep reading to find out more.
Marlowe grew up in Statesboro, Georgia, where baseball was his number one passion until music found its way into his heart. “I had a buddy who had a guitar and I didn’t really get into music until my senior year of high school I think, in 2015,” began the singer. “Once I began writing my own music and playing guitar, that’s when I really fell in love,” he continued.
Despite not truly finding his love for making music until his senior year, the singer recalls being a fan of music in general at an early age. “I always liked music,” he shared, adding, “My upbringing was very different musically. My dad used to play drums in like a heavy-metal, Christian-rock band, so he was always very rock and roll and my mom was very country, so I kind of got a hard mix of the two somewhere down the road.”
He credits his parents for his love of artists like Linkin Park and Kenny Chesney. Later, he discovered traditional country music on his own. “When I got into country music, I found old country just on my own and really fell in love with Tracey Lawerence and Keith Whitley and all that stuff,” shared Marlowe. “Then when I discovered Eric Church, it was all over.”
The Turning Point:
Eventually, the singer started taking his passion for music a bit more seriously. “I had a few buddies in Nashville at the time that were from Statesboro and we kind of had this open night mic in town and a couple of the guys had been doing it for a while and they were singing their own stuff. […] I was like I want to sing songs that I wrote that other people sing back to me. That kind of sparked that songwriter side of me.”
Despite considering a future in music, Marlowe still went to college for one year, and subsequently, worked for his father for the next two years. It was at the encouragement of his Dad, that he finally gave music a fair shot. “He was the one who said ‘man are you going to work with me forever or are you going to go there and do what you want to be doing’.”
Now, Marlowe has officially been a Nashville resident for four years, cutting his teeth on the happening singer-songwriter, country scene. As fate would have it, the singer also scored his first number one as a songwriter this year with the Jon Pardi single, “Last Night Lonely.”
“I was going to cut it. It was supposed to be one of my first songs, and I told all the publishers not to pitch it, and one of them accidentally did, and they were like Jon Pardi wants to cut it and potentially single it,” shared the singer, admitting that it was a crazy moment in his young career.
Flash forward to now, Marlowe is now sharing music of his own. Most recently, the singer-songwriter released a high-energy song called “Why’d We Break Up Again.” “The song is a fun song for sure. I didn’t even think I was going to put it out when we wrote it […] It kind of has this pop-punk element to it in a way, but when I went on tour in the spring it kind of opened my eyes to a lot.”
According to the singer, fans want energy and a fun set. “I feel like, in my opinion, if you’re not giving crazy energy for thirty minutes, why would those people come out to see you?,” adding later, “I have to do my best to win everybody over.”
Marlowe anticipates another uptempo song coming out soon too; however, after that, he is excited to put out slower music that he is also proud of. “I definitely have songs [coming] that are more ‘songwriter-y’, drawing from my Eric Church influence.”
As we await more music, catch Marlowe on tour with Cole Swindell this fall.
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