South Carolina native and Nashville Country Music Artist Doug McCormick debuted at #3 on CMT’s 12-Pk Countdown on January 15th 2017 with “Dirt Road Dancin” This is his first single release from his EP Sweet Dixie Memory. Just a few days later it hit at #1. The fans are loving it and showing just how much by helping to push it up the charts and keep it there. It moved in to the #2 slot but very quickly has moved back to the #1 slot and has remained there now for several weeks. The single was also picked up by GAC on January 18, 2017.
I first met Doug in 2010. He impressed me greatly with his voice, his stage presence and his over all attitude toward music. It wasn’t just a job, it was his life, it wasn’t just hitting the clubs or bars, it was and is “him”…music is part of the man. He is a family man and devoted deeply to his role as a father and a husband. Most all folks will relate to his songs and his music on a deeper personal level because, well, it’s who we are. Good ole down home country music.
As a young man in high school and a member of the FFA Doug wrote a song about the FFA and it was liked so much that the song was sent to the national office. As it turns out it was liked so much it resulted in Doug at the age of 16 playing at the National FFA convention. The bug had bit him and he was on his way.
Doug said he hopes his music will be the kind of music that the farmers are listening to when they plow the fields and that mechanics will have blasting while their tearing apart an old motor and putting it back together again. He hopes his music will be played at the local diners and that folks will be able to relate to the story he has to tell in the lyrics that are written from the heart.
The current EP is Sweet Dixie Memory and was produced by Marshall Altman. There are six songs on this album and it was released in August of 2015. McCormick is signed with the William Morris Agency and BMG, and is an independent artist making a huge statement in the industry. When asked what he calls his style of country music he said he felt his style was more Grass Roots, Rural Country Music. I believe he’s correct.
Doug is currently touring mostly throughout the South East and the Carolina’s promoting the release of the album and the new single. He said he will continue to focus on “Dirt Road Dancin” as he feels this single is helping to bring them traction and he wants to take it all the way as far as he can.
When asked how he feels about all the excitement that’s stirring over the new single he said, “Just work hard, take your blessings as they come. Be authentic to yourself and others and make that connection to the audience.”
For more information on Doug McCormick and “Dirt Road Dancin” please visit www.dougmccormickcountry.com