Country music newcomer Dakota Bradley is gearing up for the holiday by giving back. This past weekend, Bradley performed at KIX 106’s Sleigh Bells and Hay Bales to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish. The event took place last Friday, Dec. 13 at Minglewood Hall. Craig Campbell also performed during the event.
“During the holidays, so many people are looking for different ways to give back,” said Bradley. “Playing the Make-A-Wish show, I got to see giving from all different kinds of people. Everybody’s generosity was so inspiring, and so were all the amazing stories about Make-A-Wish."
Sleigh Bells and Hay Bales was one of the concerts scheduled as part of Make-A-Wish’s fundraising campaign, called Season of Wishes. The campaign was to raise money to help grant one hundred wishes for children in the Mid-South. Their goal was to raise half a million dollars; however, the campaign exceeded that by raising over $538,000.
Bradley has just released a new song, “Wild Child,” now playing on SiriusXM The Highway, and it is now available on iTunes and other major digital retailers. To preview the new single, visit Bradley’s official website at www.DakotaBradley.com.
His new song, “Wild Child,” follows Bradley’s debut single, “Somethin’ Like Somethin.’” “Somethin’ Like Somethin’” garnered Dakota his first Top 50 on Billboard and was the first single from his forthcoming full-length album, which is co-produced by Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore and Country music superstar Tim McGraw.
In addition to establishing himself as a performer, Bradley is also earning a name within the songwriting community. One of Dakota’s first published songs as a songwriter, “All Of My Tomorrows,” was recorded and released by Colt Ford on Ford’s Declaration of Independence album. Bradley’s co-writing credits already include some of Nashville’s top writers, including brothers Brad and Brett Warren (“Highway Don’t Care,” “Red Solo Cup"), Mark Irwin (“Highway Don’t Care,” “Redneck Crazy"), Luke Laird ("Drinks After Work,” “Parking Lot Party") and Josh Kear ("Goodbye Town").
Dakota Bradley kicked off his career at the age of 16 when he received attention after posting several performances on YouTube. The video he posted lead to a performance of the song “The Girl Is Mine” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Buzz about Dakota led to working with some of Nashville’s finest producers and writers, including Byron Gallimore, who eventually signed the young talent to his label, Streamsound Records. The 20-year-old St. Louis native currently lives in Nashville and has been visiting radio stations on a national radio tour and playing shows throughout the United States.
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