“Country music’s next rising star” (Billboard), Dylan Schneider today releases his new five-track EP, College Town. Being in the music industry since his teens, most forget he’s only 22 years old, a college senior if he weren’t chasing different dreams. Celebrating his age, Schneider’s new project features two fresh tracks, the reminiscent “College Town” and down-home rocker “Girls Country,” along with the previously released “Lost in A Small Town” that Parade called a “Pop-Country gem,” “21 & Over” that “exhibits an impressive evolution of his artistry” (American Songwriter) and “Right Girl” that captures his signature “Country swagger” and “rapid-fire singing style” (Billboard). Listen now HERE.
The “rising Country music star” (Celeb Secrets Country) will also kick off his 2022 College Town Tour next week, March 22, where he will visit eight different colleges across the Southeast. He will perform for sororities on each campus then embark on a bar crawl around that “college town,” where he’ll shut the bar down with a surprise performance at the last spot. The party starts at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Tuesday, March 22, and will hit the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Florida State University, University of Georgia and more.
“I can’t wait for the world to hear some of the music that I’ve been working on for the last couple of years,” says Schneider. “This project represents the good times, the bad times, and everything in between. I’m looking forward to hitting the road on the College Town Tour, playing at sororities and bars across each campus and getting the true college experience.”
Brought to life by a bright melody and nostalgia-filled lyrics, the EP’s title track “College Town” finds the protagonist thinking back to a past relationship and all of their fun-filled adventures, recognizing he “hates that college town” because of her.
WATCH THE VISUALIZER FOR “COLLEGE TOWN” HERE
Then, Schneider’s rockabilly pops off with the straight-talking party starter “Girls Country,” a bold, loud Country anthem that’s ready to be turned up to ten.
Showcasing his ample growth as a songwriter, “Lost In A Small Town” is a slow-rolling anthem with a heart-pumping pulse and searing-hot vocals. “His vocal prowess punctuates the driving groove and urgency of this masterfully written song,” praises Parade. Pushed off the emotional map, Schneider sings of a breakup that turned his life upside down – and made his overly familiar small town feel suddenly foreign. And he does it all with a unique rush of dark, roots-Pop energy.
Boasting “a more mature sound” (American Songwriter) from the “Artist to Watch” (Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville), the wistful ballad of “21 And Over” overflows with melancholy nostalgia. Growing up and growing apart from a teenage love, the bittersweet song gently presses that time moves too fast — blink, and it’s gone. The track is also symbolic of Schneider’s own journey, writing the song during a time of vast uncertainty, when he was fighting to keep his future in music on the right path forward.
And on “Right Girl,” Schneider cleverly takes a trip down memory lane, wishfully pining for what used to be. The backroad-cruising play-on-words track is the project’s only outside cut and was penned by Morgan Wallen, Nate Kenyon and Simon Gugala.
Dylan Schneider’s BBR Music Group debut EP, College Town, is out now. For more information, visit: www.DylanSchneiderMusic.com.
College Town EP Track List:
1. “College Town” (Dylan Schneider, Gabe Foust)*
2. “Girls Country” (Dylan Schneider, Gabe Foust, Jason Gantt, Dan Isbell)*^
3. “21 And Over” (Dylan Schneider, Gabe Foust, Nate Kenyon)*
4. “Lost in A Small Town” (Dylan Schneider, Gabe Foust, James McNair, Mark Holman)*
5. “Right Girl” (Morgan Wallen, Nate Kenyon, Simon Gugala)*
* Produced by Mark Holman
^ Produced by Jason Gantt
About Dylan Schneider:
Drawn to the storytelling aspects of Country music, Dylan Schneider started performing and writing songs at the age of 14, after meeting Brett Eldredge and singing with him on-stage during a concert. After that, he began posting videos to his Facebook page, where he’d cover popular Country songs, gaining a devoted online following. Since then, Schneider has made a name for himself in the Country music community, forging a sound that merges modern Pop sensibilities with a down-home feel. He’s been named an “Artist to Watch” (Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville) and declared by Billboard as “Country Music’s Next Rising Star.” He’s toured with Florida Georgia Line, Granger Smith, Mitchell Tenpenny and Chris Lane, co-wrote Dustin Lynch’s Top 5 hit song “Momma’s House,” accumulated over one million social media followers and banked upwards of 200 million on-demand streams (and counting). Now signed to BBR Music Group, the rising Country music star (Celeb Secrets Country) is back and bolder than ever with his brand-new five-track EP, College Town that truly embraces his irresistible Rock-n-Roll edge and unrestrained Pop-Country swagger. Since Schneider has been in the industry since his teens, most forget he’s only 22-years old, so College Town celebrates his age, as he would be a college senior if his life would’ve taken another path. Co-writing all but one track, Schneider’s College Town EP is out now, featuring two fresh tracks, the reminiscent “College Town” and down-home rocker “Girls Country,” along with the previously released “Lost in A Small Town” that Parade called a “Pop-Country gem,” “21 & Over” that “exhibits an impressive evolution of his artistry” (American Songwriter) and “Right Girl” that shows off his rapid-fire singing style” (Billboard). For more information visit, www.DylanSchneiderMusic.com.