This week, country star Russell Dickerson is celebrating his second consecutive US Country Radio #1 single and RIAA gold certification with his fan-favourite Summer anthem “Blue Tacoma” (video here), ahead of his latest trip to the UK later in October. Inspired by a sun-drenched road-trip with his wife along Southern California’s famed Pacific Coast Highway, the track is taken from his full-length Top Five debut album “Yours” (Sony Music UK / Triple Tigers), and has now made its way to the top of both the Billboard Country charts and the Mediabase Country Radio charts.
“Blue Tacoma has been such a crazy fun ride. It has been amazing to see it catch fire and go all the way to the top! And not only a No. 1 single but now an RIAA certified GOLD single as well. Now having two number ones in a single year is a dream come true for me! I’m so thankful for all my country radio family and my fans aka the RD Fam for such a huge year”, said the Nashville-based singer/ songwriter.
2018 has undeniably proven to be a landmark year for the artist. In addition to the chart success with debut single “Yours”, Dickerson also made his late-night USA TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live in February. In addition, the Platinum-selling singer/songwriter nabbed his first-ever ACM nomination for “New Male Vocalist of the Year” and his first-ever CMT nomination for “Breakthrough Video of the Year”.
After spending the last three months on the road with Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker on their North American “Summer Plays On” Tour and now, having headlined the Nashville Meets London festival last year, and being highlighted as one of the standout artists at this year’s C2C festival, Russell Dickerson returns to the UK this month to support Rucker’s six-date national tour, and to play his own headline show at The Borderline, London (27th October) as part of Country Music Week. Full dates below:
21st October – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
22nd October – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
23rd October – Gateshead, The Sage
25th October – Bristol, O2 Academy
26th October – Manchester, Albert Hall
27th October – London, Borderline (headline show)
28th October – London, Royal Albert Hall – sold out
— Russell Dickerson (@russelled) October 9, 2018
ABOUT RUSSELL DICKERSON:
The Nashville-based breakout platinum recording artist and 2018 CMT and ACM nominee, Russell Dickerson, kicked off what has quickly become his landmark year with two consecutive weeks at #1, and as Billboard’s No.1_Emerging_Artist, a Spotify RISE artist and CMT’s 18 for 2018. With a deep understanding of the importance of authentic connection, Dickerson (named People Magazine’s “One to Watch,”) spends as much time on the road and with the fans who made “Yours” (recently featured in the hit “X-Men” franchise film “Logan” and repeatedly called the “biggest love song of the year”) the most-listened-to country song for weeks. The “hypnotic” (CMT) crooner kicked off Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker’s “Summer Plays On” Tour this July. The singer/songwriter is the launch artist on Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture with Sony Music.