Paying tribute to the people – and places – that got him here.
Dillon Carmichael is without a doubt one of my favorite up-and-coming artists right now after the release of his sophomore album, Son of A. And his latest single, the title track to the album, is one of the most compelling songs that you’re going to find coming out of Nashville these days.
The song is a tribute to his parents, a reminder to count your blessings if you’re lucky enough to have a family who “gives a damn” to teach you right from wrong. It’s a poignant song, and the lyrics are just clever as hell.
Oh, and it also features his mother Becky Montgomery (sister of John Michael Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery from Montgomery Gentry) on background vocals.
And today Dillon dropped the official music video for “Son of A” – and to film it, it was only fitting that he went back to his roots.
The video features Dillon in his hometown of Burgin, Kentucky, and features the same locals that he grew up with, including his parents, grandparents, friends, and public servants from his small Kentucky town.
Says Dillon of the video:
“It was an emotional day shooting this video. It’s such a powerful song, and to see my whole family in one day – some of whom I hadn’t seen in years – was truly something I’ll never forget.”
If this song ain’t a damn #1 at some point, I don’t know what is.
And if you missed it, Dillon recently stopped by the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast so make sure to check it out: