Dallas Davidson: Dirt Road Diaries
Dallas Davidson is one of country music's best writers...in my opinion! He has had some great songs and great co-writes. He is one-third of the Peach Pickers! Find out more about Dallas below!
Dallas started playing guitar at age 23. He was driving home and got a DUI and was then put on house arrest. While on house arrest Dallas picked up a guitar and self-taught himself how to play... I think house arrest did him well because look at him now!
One of his first major his was a song for he wrote with Luke Bryan called Y'all Can Have This Town. Knowing how stories come to be is very interesting to me so here's how this song came to be a hit!
"Me and luke were living in this house out in brentwood... and so one day i was sitting there drinking beer and luke walks in. he'd had a bad meeting with a label head or publisher, and he walked in the door half pissed off, and i said, "what's wrong, man?" and he said, "y'all can have this town, i'm over it." you get it - you get bad news so much in this town, especially when you first get here, that some people never get anything but bad news. so we took our jaded anger toward the music business and took it out on a girl in that song, that's what happened there. we blamed it on the town, too."
Dallas has a pretty good list of songs that he has written or co-written. His songs include That's How Country Boys Roll, Start A Band, Gimme That Girl, Country Girl (Shake It For Me), I Don't Want This Night To End, If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away, Own The Night, and Just A Kiss.
Dallas Davidson makes up one-third of The Peach Pickers with other members Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins.
You're probably wondering how Dallas ends up with so many songs on Luke's album right? Dallas mentions in the book that he always gives his longtime friend Luke Bryan first shot at any song he writes or co-writes!
If you have enjoyed reading about these Nashville Writers make sure you pick up the book from Amazon here. The book shares so much more so you just have to read it yourself!