The first song that Dustin Bragg can remember singing is “Copperhead Road,” the hit song from Steve Earle.
“One of my favorite’s music memories is standing around deer camp listing to Deddy play and everyone asking him - do you know this song or that song and he knew them all." Says Dustin.
A true country southern boy at heart, Dustin grew up on a farm just outside the small town of Covington, Georgia. When he wasn’t hanging out with his two brothers, he lived the life of any southern country boy: hunting, fishing, and enjoying the waters of the Yellow River and Jackson Lake. In his youth, he discovered the fun of mud bogging and four wheeling.
Dustin was raised in a family that he describes as very tight, supportive and musical. “The old saying, ‘blood is thicker than water’ is very evident in my family circle,” he says. “Friends have come and gone but the family has never changed. We are simple working people”.
Music played a big part in Dustin’s young life with the emphasis on country and southern rock. “My dad was the musician,” says Dustin, “And my mom turned me on to folks like Merle Haggard, The Eagles, Steve Earle and Skynyrd.” My CD player tells of all genres, including AC/DC, Cory Smith and Bruce Springsteen.
When it comes to his own music, Dustin may have been inspired by some of the best artists in country music and southern rock, but he is definitely a unique artist in his own right. He is adamant that he will never be seen as a simply ‘copy’. “I love southern country music that rocks,” he says with a smile. “And to give a song a unique twist, sometimes I like including unexpected sounds, such as adding swampy-style music to a southern rock-sounding song.” Dustin also continues to play to crowds throughout the southeast. He is generating fans on a global level thanks to the World Wide Web.
Dustin loves the energy that happens during his live shows. “Upbeat music is what people love at shows because it’s entertainment! He also loves a good heartfelt ballad and can remember seeing tears roll off people’s faces when he has performed particularly moving songs. But all in all, he would say he is a country rocker, singing about his life and the things crazy kids do down in Georgia. I want [audiences] to see me as a real guy and someone they would love to just go fishing with, “says Dustin.
Dustin is fortunate to be surrounded by great musicians. He uses their guidance as inspiration in his music. Dustin is a true star on the rise, as a performer, a recording artist and as a songwriter. With his unique swampy country sound and engaging personality, he is the epitome of the Georgia country boy who knows how to rock.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Dustin proudly received his first artist endorsement from Boulder Creek Guitars in the spring 2013. Dustin is a member ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). He has won various awards with local and nationals music associations. Dustin is currently working on songs for his CD scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2015. November 2014 he made his debut to iTunes/CD Baby (most music purchase sites) with his original “Ripped A Page Out Of My Bible”. He has a new single coming out every month through Feb 2015.
QUOTE: “I am working with some of the best people in the music business; so, expect some great new music soon!” Dustin said. “Without great family, good friends, awesome fans, and fantastic folks who believe in me, I’m just another kid who can play and sing".
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