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Dalton Dover

As he gears up to kick off his headlining Never Giving Up On That Tour next week, Dalton Dover delivers his new single via UMG Nashville/Mercury Records with the rollicking “Bury Me In This Bar.”

“This is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever been a part of writing,” Dover shares. “We really wanted to capture the fun and energy of those ‘90s country bar anthems that you just can’t skip or resist singing along with when you hear it. I believe it’s one that would make my heroes proud, and we can’t wait to hear people sing it with us on the road.”


Written by Dalton Dover, Dan Isbell, Jamie Davis and Benjy Davis, and produced by longtime collaborator Matt McVaney (McV), “Bury Me In This Bar” is laced with steel guitar and punctuated with hard rock hits amid the Georgia native’s dynamic vocals:


            Yeah, there’s one thing you can count on

            Ain’t no one getting out of

            This wake up, working, wild world alive

            Some folks prefer a casket

            Some get turned to ashes

            But I got other plans for when I die


            Oh, bury me in this bar

            Where the women and the whiskey ain’t too far

            Yeah, my soul is meant to belong

            Underneath that neon

            Smiling to the sound of a steel guitar

            I’ll rest in peace where all my people are

            Bury me in this bar


Today’s release follows Take Me Home: Covers which showcases Dover’s roots and influences growing up in Georgia, with Billboard calling it a “well-curated, fresh take on a collection of classics,” as MusicRow lauds him as “one of our finest young country voices.”

After wrapping up a string of shows supporting Larry Fleet, along with joining BRELAND & Friends at Ryman Auditorium earlier this week, Dover will embark on his headlining Never Giving Up On That Tour next Friday, April 5 in Houston, Texas. Tickets are on sale now at

Following his Nissan Stadium Platform Stage debut last summer, Dover is set to perform at the Dr. Pepper Amp Stage at CMA Fest on June 9. For more information, visit


Dalton Dover Tour Dates 

April 5 // House of Blues – Bronze Peacock // Houston, TX

April 6 // The Lot // Mansfield, TX

April 13 // The Open Chord // Knoxville, TN

April 19 // Kings Hall // Everett, WA

April 20 // Coast City Country // Vancouver, Canada

April 26 // Terminal South // Tifton, GA

April 27 // Capitol Theatre // Macon, GA

May 4 // Burr Park // Dalton, GA

June 9 // CMA Fest // Nashville, TN

June 20-22 // Country Jam // Mack, CO

June 28 // Country Fest 2024 // Cadott, WI

July 4 // I-105 Country Freedom Fest // Quarryville, PA

Aug. 10 // Hollywood Outdoors* // Grantville, PA

Aug. 15 // CMAC* // Canandaigua, NY

Aug. 16 // Fallsview Casino Resort* // Niagara Falls, ON

Aug. 17 // Lasso Festival // Montreal, QC


*Supporting Sam Hunt

 “Bury Me In This Bar” lyrics and credits available for download HERE.

About Dalton Dover:
Lauded by MusicRowas a “master country talent,” Dalton Dover’s new single “Bury Me In This Bar” is available now via UMG Nashville/Mercury Records. Released earlier this year, Take Me Home: Covers showcases his roots and influences growing up in Georgia. His debut radio single “Giving Up On That” was the most-added track at Country Radio upon its debut with 60 first week adds and can be found on his EP Never Giving Up On That, featuring eight tracks including “Night To Go,” “Baby I Am,” “Hear About A Girl” and more. Named a 2024 Tidal Artist to Watch, Pandora 2023 Artist to Watch, an Amazon Music 2023 Breakthrough Artist to Watch: Country Class and a member of CMT’s LISTEN UP 2023 Class, he will embark on his headlining Never Giving Up On That Tour in April 2024. Dover made his Grand Ole Opry debut in December 2022, followed by his international debut in 2023 at C2C: Country to Country Festival’s CMA Songwriters Series and performances across four stages at CMA Fest, including the Nissan Stadium Platform stage. In addition to playing Luke Combs’ Whiskey Jam Bootleggers Tailgate Party, he’s supported Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Parker McCollum, Larry Fleet and Priscilla Block. By the age of 16, Dover had picked up a guitar and started teaching himself to play, yet it was his grandfather who turned him on to country music and artists such as Keith Whitley, Rhett Akins, Joe Diffie and Steve Wariner. Performances at local bars soon followed along with sharing covers of some of his favorite songs on TikTok. It was there he caught the ear of producer Matt McV and A&R veteran and founder of Droptine, Jim Catino, who quickly signed Dover. His debut track “You Got a Small Town,” produced by McV, quickly garnered critical acclaim from Billboard, MusicRow, Country Now and Wide Open Country. With his debut and his follow-up “Baby I Am” earning notable playlisting, Dover was named a Spotify Hot Country 2022 Artist to Watch along with a spotlight as Billboard’s February Country Rookie of the Month and a nod for MusicRow’s 2022 Discovery Artist of the Year. For more information, visit or follow along on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.

Audio / Dalton Dover talks about his new song, "Bury Me In This Bar."


Dalton Dover (Bury Me In This Bar) OC: …fun as we did. :43
“‘Bury Me In This Bar,’ man, we wrote this song, and I grew up listening to artists like Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, Conway (Twitty). You know, as I grew up I started getting into Brooks & Dunn and Joe Diffie and Toby Keith. I mean the list just goes on and on. When we wrote ‘Bury Me In This Bar,’ I wanted to write a song that would make my ‘90s Country heroes proud and my Country Music heroes in general proud, and I feel like we’ve done that with ‘Bury Me In This Bar.’ It’s fun. If you’re in a bar, drinking a cold beer, you’re just hanging out with your friends and ‘Bury Me In This Bar’ comes on, you’re gonna vibe, and I would like to think y’all would love it just as much fun as we do. I hope that you know as you guys are listening and whatever you may be doing while you’re listening, you’re having as much fun as we did.”

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