“Dream About Me,” co-written by Roberts, Don Goodman, Brad Wolf and David Jones and produced by Grammy-nominated writer/producer Erik Nelson, was recorded at Eclipse Studio in Normal, Ill. The release marks Roberts’ radio debut and first release since finishing in seventh place overall on “American Idol: Season 13.”
Roberts commented on his radio debut, saying, “Writing this song was an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to write with songwriting legend Don Goodman and the production process was mind-blowing. Getting to watch this song come to fruition was a dream come true!”
Roberts will release his debut EP, Dream About Me, on March 24. Produced and co-written by Grammy-nominated writer/producer Erik Nelson, the four-track EP features three tracks co-written by Roberts with additional writer credits, including songwriting heavy-weight Don Goodman (“Ol’ Red” by Blake Shelton, “Feelins’” by Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands” by Reba McEntire, “Angels Among Us” by Alabama).
Goodman commented of Roberts, “It’s a thrill to work with such an exciting young artist with a great voice and tremendous writing instincts.”
Dream About Me Track Listing:
1. “This Day Is Gonna Be Good” (Dexter Roberts / Don Goodman / Brad Wolf)
2. “Who You Are” (Dexter Roberts / Ash Bowers / Neal Coty)
3. “Dream About Me” (Dexter Roberts / Don Goodman / Brad Wolf / David Jones / Erik Nelson)
4. “Heaven Is A Small Town” (Ash Bowers / Chuck Jones / Derek George)
As a self-taught musician who plays guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and keys, music has been a part of Roberts’ life since he was a toddler. At age 5, his grandparents bought Roberts his first instrument – a red plastic guitar. He instantly fell in love with the guitar and became determined to learn the craft. Roberts grew up working the family farm in Fayette, Ala. where he would spend his days and nights perfecting his craft and playing sold-out shows for the cattle he tended to while working the land. When Roberts learned that the “American Idol” bus was making a stop in nearby Tuscaloosa, Ala., he stood in line with thousands of hopefuls to try his luck on the famed show.
After starting audition day off with two flat tires and borrowing the Roberts family’s “little blue car” (a worn-out Nissan) to get to the audition, he was determined to give the best performance of his life. Thousands of hopefuls showed up that day and ultimately only five would be asked to continue on in “American Idol: Season 13.” That day, not one, but two fellow competitors had instrument issues and Dexter gladly let both of them use his guitar to audition – ironically, all three of them would continue to the next round.
Roberts, who quickly became a fan favorite after grabbing the attention of Country heavyweight and “American Idol” judge, Keith Urban, who called Roberts “the real deal,” has recently signed a recording contract with First Launch Records.
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