Dillon Carmichael Reflects On Life In His Small Kentucky Hometown With New EP ‘Where I Grew Up’

Dillon Carmichael
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Dillon Carmichael just keeps getting better and better.

It’s no secret that the Kentucky native is one of the best vocalists in mainstream country music, and on top of that, the guy knows how to perfectly intertwine the modern day country sound and the nostalgic ’90s country feel.

Not to mention, country music is in Carmichael’s blood: He’s the nephew of John Michael Montgomery, and Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry.

Carmichael proved he can hang with the big dogs back in 2021, after releasing his smash album Son Of A.

And now, the guy is back at it again, as he dropped an impressive EP today titled Where I Grew Up.

For anybody who has grown up in a small town, this whole project will have you wishing you were going back to the good ol’ days as a kid, without a care in the world.

All four songs in the project have anything you could ask for. You have a deep cutting cowboy ballad like “When a Cowboy Cries,” a feel good love song in “Dog, God, and You,” a nostalgic small town anthem like “Where I Grew Up,” and a stripped down acoustic rendition of Carmichael’s original hit “Might Be a Cowboy.”

Give ’em a listen:

“When a Cowboy Cries”

“Dog, God, and You”

“Where I Grew Up”

“Might Be a Cowboy”

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A beer bottle on a dock