Dallas Davidson is an award-winning country music songwriter. He is proudly from the southwest Georgia town of Albany. Since coming to Nashville in January of 2004, he has made quite an impact on country music, penning his first hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” with good friends, Randy Houser and Jamey Johnson. “We wrote about an hour on it, and laughed about an hour on it,” says Davidson. The song went on to be a monster hit for them, selling millions of records, ringtones and downloads.
It wasn’t long after the success of “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” that industry executives, producers and artists began to notice Dallas and his fresh southern sound. First and foremost, his friends started turning to him for songs. Jamey Johnson and Dallas co-wrote two songs on Jameys’ debut album. Rhett Akins recorded four of Davidson’s songs on his BNA record “People Like Me.” Jerrod Niemann turned to Dallas’ pen for his debut single, “I Love Women My Mama Can’t Stand.” Randy Houser and Luke Bryan have also recorded numerous Davidson songs. “When your buddies start cutting your songs, it might be the coolest thing that can happen to a songwriter,” says Davidson. Luke and Dallas enjoyed a two-week seat at number one with their hit “Rain Is A Good Thing.” The two longtime friends wrote this song about life where they grew up and the importance of rain.
Brooks & Dunn released Davidson’s hit, “Put A Girl In It” on their Cowboy Town album. The song climbed all the way to #2 on the Billboard country singles chart. He co-wrote this with friends and fellow South Georgia boys, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip. The trio, nicknamed “The Peach Pickers,” have written hits including “Gimmie That Girl,” for Joe Nichols, “All Over Me” for Josh Turner, “All About Tonight” for Blake Shelton, and “Barefoot and Crazy” for Jack Ingram. The Peach Pickers have had over 25 songs recorded together in just a few short years. When asking Davidson about the success of the trio, he said:
“ They’re from my neck of the woods. I don’t have to explain what a dirt road is to these boys. Something about it just works. It works real damn good matter of fact.”
Dallas has had over 80 songs recorded in just 6 years, five of which have hit #1, two in the top 5 and several that have made it to the top 10. The #1 hits include “Gimmie That Girl,” “Start A Band,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Rain Is A Good Thing,” and “All About Tonight.” Hits that have climbed to the top 5 spots include “All Over Me,” “Put A Girl In It,” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Dallas has taken over the top 10 countdown with hits like “ Barefoot and Crazy.” Currently, Blake Shelton’s “All About Tonight” sat in the #1 spot for 3 weeks and Josh Turner’s “All Over Me” is patiently waiting in the #2 seat. “I get to do what I love for a living and that is something that I will never take for granted,” says Davidson.
Dallas, and good friend Rhett Akins, just inked a deal with Warner Brothers Records for their revolutionary hunting and fishing album. The album, released on September 28, 2010, is titled “Bone Collector, The Brotherhood Album.” The two teamed up with outdoor superstar, Michael Waddell and decided to write songs about hunting and fishing. This unique album has a comedic flare with songs like “Yella Acorns,” but also has a serious tone with songs like “Granddaddy’s Gun.” Davidson laughed about the album saying, “ It’ll make you laugh, make you cry and make you wanna kill something.” After only being released digitally for two days, the album was ranked #10 for country music on iTunes. Currently, the album is ranked #64 for all genres on iTunes.