Due to the success of his debut album, Dark Horse, released in January, Devin Dawson got the nod to perform his top 5 hit “All on Me” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday night (Feb. 28).
The California native’s silky smooth vocals did all the talking in his debut television performance. While host Jimmy Fallon watched, Devin, dressed all in black, calmly belted out his uptempo single.
The song, written by Devin, Jacob Durrett and Austin Smith, has the newcomer singing about being that person to someone. In other words, the one person they can count on in any situation. The one who will take your pressures away.
“You got my number you can call on me / If you’re in trouble put the fall on me / When you’re mad you can take it out on me / When it don’t add up you can count on me / When you’re low come get high on me / Make it slow take your time on me / Said let, let it out/ Come and lay on me/ When it gets heavy put the weight on me / Baby put it all on me /Put it all on me,” the newcomer sings in the chorus.
However, that’s not all that Devin has to be excited about. In addition to his “Tonight Show” debut performance, the breakout country singer received his first ACM nod in the New Male Artist category. Devin now goes head-to-head with fellow nominees Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson and Brett Young.
“Honestly, I woke up early this morning to watch the ACM news hoping to see all my friends getting nominations,” Devin said in a statement. “I never thought that I would be seeing my own name up there for new male. It’s an honor to be included in this category alongside such insane talent. This is a monumental moment not only for me, but also my family, my entire team and my incredible fans. My first ever award nomination. I’ll never forget this one. Thank you ACM for taking a shot on a Dark Horse like me. See y’all in Vegas!”
Tune in to the 53rd Annual ACM Awards on April 15 on CBS to find out if Devin takes home the trophy for New Male Vocalist of the Year.
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