About Dustin, 'Wake Up', and Upcoming Releases
At 22-years old, country music singer/songwriter Dustin Bird is pushing the boundaries of modern country music. Having performed at major festivals such as Boots and Hearts & Havelock Jamboree, Dustin's Summer 2019 is centred around live touring in Ontario and working on his next release. He has opened for top Canadian acts such as Tyler Shaw, Jess Moskaluke, and The Washboard Union. His current single ‘Wake Up’ was written entirely by Bird and mixed & mastered by Nashville’s Grammy award winning engineers F. Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban) and Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, Zach Brown). 'Wake Up' broke the Canadian Airplay Top 100 chart & currently sits at over 100k streams on Spotify. Dustin is currently gearing up to release his upcoming project completed with CCMA & Juno award-winning Canadian producer Jeff Dalziel.
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Dustin Bird ft. Rob Donaldson Band Live @ The Stirling Festival Theatre @ Stirling Festival Theatre, Stirling
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At 22-years old, rising Canadian artist Dustin Bird is already pushing the boundaries of modern country music. His sound, characterized by catchy guitar riffs, head-bobbing melodies and pop backbeats behind his full bodied country vocals, is a seamless conglomeration of his influences.
“My dad taught me to play guitar when I was young, and in highschool I really began making music of my own,” notes Dustin, who grew up in the small town of Stirling, Ontario. “If I wasn’t at hockey practice, I could most likely be found jamming with friends or writing songs,” he shares about his teenage years, when he also learned to produce music and play piano, drums and bass.
As a kid, he was raised on the music of Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley. However, as his musical tastes matured, Dustin found artists like Ed Sheeran, Thomas Rhett and The Weeknd all working their way into his playlists as well. His musical hobbies soon became a clear passion.
“It’s just what I love. I can’t really explain it, but I think it’s just something you feel after doing it for so long. Making music just became a part of my identity.”
Gathering inspiration from many genres has provided Dustin with a uniquely diverse sonic palette. “I find myself drawn to the authenticity of country music, but a lot of the songs I write also have a pop anchor.” That being said, there is one constant in all of his work: his commanding voice.
And while listeners most often first notice his expressive, smooth vocals, what many don’t realize is that Dustin’s expertise goes much deeper than the lyrics and notes. Having earned a degree in Music Industry Arts from Algonquin College, Bird knows the ins and outs of everything from audio engineering and production to marketing, management and more. Dustin has held and continues to hold positions in the Canadian Top 100 Mediabase charts as an artist, writer and producer with his recent single "Wake Up", Jordy Jackson's "Can't Cruise Without Country", and more.
Having performed his brand new music at festivals such as Boots and Hearts, Havelock Jamboree and more receiving outstanding response, Dustin is gearing up for an exciting year in 2019. “I have been really honing in on my sound for the past few years, and am so excited for everyone to hear it. I have built a team here in Ontario to help launch this new music and am continuing to build and grow each day.” he explains about what is ahead.
Dustin's brand new single "Wake Up" is available now at Canadian Country radio and all streaming platforms.