The uptempo track was written by Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, and Shane McAnally. The release is Dakota’s first single from his forthcoming 2013 full-length album, which is co-produced by Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore and Country music superstar Tim McGraw.
“Dakota is the real deal,” said McGraw. “He is a great young artist who defies the trends and lives for his music. His voice is unique and instantly recognizable, and his ability to convey pure emotion in his music draws the listener in from the very first word of every song. Working with him on this project has been a lot of fun. The single is a great summer song and I really think Country radio is going to dig it.”
“I am truly blessed to have had Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw co-produce the single and my album,” said Bradley. “I pinch myself everyday to make sure this isn’t a dream. I am really thankful for them both and for Streamsound Records for taking a chance on me.”
To listen to Bradley’s single “Somethin’ Like Somethin’,” click here.
The 18-year-old St. Louis native, currently lives in Nashville and has been visiting radio stations for the past three months on a national radio tour. He has been making impromptu appearances across the United States, including stops at San Antonio Mall, Dylan’s Candy Shop in New York City, and Orlando for “Playlist Live.” Large groups of young fans attended these appearances as a result of announcements made through Bradley’s Twitter. In addition, #DakotaBradleyAtACMs trended worldwide on Twitter during the 2013 ACM Awards.
In March, Bradley performed for a sold-out crowd at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. View a clip of Dakota performing a short version of the single here.
“Somethin’ Like Somethin’” will be available on iTunes and other major digital music retailers May 14th. Follow Dakota on Twitter here.