Mercury Nashville Recording artist Travis Denning released his sophomore six-song set DIRT ROAD DOWN today, available to listen here. Mixing Denning’s personality with a hunger for the stage and a shot of his whiskey-rocking country sound, the collection includes Denning’s current, joyfully untamed goodbye singalong, “ABBY,” and five additional songs co-written by Denning. The new release is the follow up to Denning’s Top 20 debut EP.
One more day. I am so pumped for y’all to hear these songs. Some are personal, some are beer drinkers, but all of them came from the heart. Can’t wait for y’all to hear #DirtRoadDownhttps://t.co/u1N11yGHst pic.twitter.com/BZEG8LPS2G
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) August 5, 2021
Produced by Jeremy Stover, each track explores what makes Denning tick and with its high energy, blazing guitar solos and clever imagery the new set is tailor-made for Denning’s live show as he undertakes a summer stint out on the road with Brothers Osborne. New tracks including “Grew Up With a Truck” hitches feel-good country nostalgia to a diesel-powered hook, “I Went Fishin’,” allows listeners to get to know the guy behind the guitar and the title track “Dirt Road Down” explores his love of a twisted, pure-country lyric, taking multiple routes to the same romantic destination. Previously released songs “Jack And Coke” and “Call It Country” showcase Denning’s uniquely reverent view of small-town life.
DIRT ROAD DOWN – Official Track List:
1. Call It Country (Travis Denning, Jessi Alexander, Chris Stevens)
2. Dirt Road Down (Travis Denning, Taylor Phillips, Cole Taylor, Will Weatherly)
3. Jack And Coke (Travis Denning, CJ Solar, Chris Stevens)
4. Grew Up With A Truck (Travis Denning)
5. I Went Fishin’ (Travis Denning, Thomas Archer, James McNair)
6. ABBY (Alternate Version) (Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins, Chase McGill)
A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, singer/songwriter Travis Denning’s “clever kiss-off” (Billboard) and “wickedly fun good-riddance anthem” (PEOPLE) “ABBY” follows his first No. One and GOLD-certified single in 2020 with the “shadowy” (Rolling Stone) “After A Few.” Accelerating his ascend from a chart-topping single, the song is taken from his debut EP BEER’S BETTER COLD that debuted in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Denning first made waves with the release of his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs.” Denning has previously toured with Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Alan Jackson, Riley Green, headlined his own “Heartbeat Of A Small Town Tour. With over 422 million streams worldwide, Denning has been spotlighted for his head-turning sound and was previously selected as one of CRS New Faces, an Opry NextStage recipient and a CMA KixStart Artist, as he makes his mark within the industry. Inspired at a young age, Denning developed a love for country, pop, rock and heavy metal and started playing local bars from the age of 16, as he built a strong following from his distinctive songs and raucous guitar solos. A prolific writer with an unquestionable stage presence, Denning moved to Nashville and secured outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Michael Ray and more. For more information, visit travisdenning.com.