Dalton Dover Makes His ’90s Country Heroes Proud With New Friday Night Anthem, ‘Night To Go’

“This is the kind of music I grew up listening to,” the rising star shared.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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August 11, 2023

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Dalton Dover; Photo by Jim Wright

Dalton Dover takes listeners back to the prime era of country music with his latest release, “Night To Go.” Out Friday, August 11 via UMG Nashville/Mercury Records, the party-starter emulates the timeless joy of ‘90s country hits with its inclusion of copious steel guitar and small-town charm. 

“When I heard this song for the first time, it took me back to being a kid. This is the kind of music I grew up listening to,” Dover shared via press release. “I wanted to do something that would make my ‘90s Country heroes proud.”

Dalton Dover; Night To Go
Dalton Dover; Night To Go

Written by Cole Taylor, Trea Landon, Shane Minor and Michael Carter, “Night To Go” depicts the making of a perfect date for a good ol’ boy in the country. Dover’s vocals sink into the gritty barn burner as the epic guitar riffs take the tune to the next level. 

“Pick her up at seven, she climbs on in / Ride around a little to a country song / Pull into that county line, stop and go / And go and get our cold beer on / Lean in for a kiss underneath the stars / Till the sun shows up, just hold her close / That’s about as good as a good ol’ boy / Would ever want a night to go,” Dalton sings on the chorus. 

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The Georgia native’s latest drop follows a string of releases including his major label debut, “Giving Up On That.” The powerful song debuted as the most-added song at Country radio with 60 first-week stations, along with fans streaming the song and garnering over 1 million streams in the first two weeks of its April 2023 release.

He then switched gears and followed up with a gratitude-filled song just in time for Mother’s Day. Penned by Dover with Russell Sutton and Dan Isabell, “I Wouldn’t Be Here,” gives credit to the person in his life who has gotten him through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, supported him through every step of his flourishing career and overall, has made him the man he is today.

Dalton Dover; Photo by Jason Myers
Dalton Dover; Photo by Jason Myers

“I wrote ‘I Wouldn’t Be Here’ for one of the most important people in my life, my momma,” Dover shared in a statement. “She’s my best friend, the greatest Mimi to my babies and the wisest woman I’ve ever met. I’m so grateful that I get to call her mom.”

In a recent Instagram post, Dover recapped the year with a few recent highlights of his life and expressed that 2023 has been “a dream” so far. The slideshow of images showcased memories with family, beach days with friends and snapshots of milestone performances like the night he made his stadium debut at CMA Fest. 

Stepping onto the platform to deliver a stunning performance to Nashville’s packed-out Nissan Stadium allowed Dover to showcase his latest releases as well as the growth he’s achieved as an artist since his time on The Voice.

Taking to social media to celebrate this memorable night, the rising star wrote, “I sang in a stadium for the first time over the weekend, I’m so grateful for the opportunities I’ve been givin. I’m overwhelmed with the constant love I receive from all of you, I honestly don’t know how I’m able to hold it all together. thank y’all for loving me ☝🏽🖤”

Following his time on the road in support of Chase Rice’s Way Down Yonder Tour Dalton Dover is currently performing on select dates supporting Tyler Hubbard, Parker McCollum and Priscilla Block. In addition, he’s scheduled to appear at various fests and festivals throughout the remainder of the year including Voices of America Country Music Festival, Boots on the Beach, Pasadena Rodeo, KNCI Country in the Park and more. 

For a full list of Dalton Dover’s tour dates, click Here

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.