Dalton Dover is in the midst of an exciting chapter as he has just unveiled his first single via UMG Nashville/Mercury Records titled “Giving Up On That.”
In addition to inking a deal with UMG Nashville, Dover has also signed with Sony Music Publishing in partnership with Droptine Music Publishing along with United Talent Agency.
Dover first got the chance to showcase his new song at his Grand Ole Opry debut, which took place in the historic venue in December 2022. During his milestone set, fans got a taste of the hard-hitting track that finds him wishing he “woulda been a better man back then” and fighting for his love story to be revived.
“It feels incredible to finally be able to share ‘Giving Up On That’ with the world,” the Georgia native shared in a press statement. “I performed it during my Grand Ole Opry debut, and for it to be my first official single with Mercury Records makes this song even more special to me.
He added, “I hope everyone can relate to it, as we’ve all had those relationships where we regret not bringing our best selves to the table until it’s too late, and I hope it finds the folks that need to hear it most.”
The rising country star previously took to social media to share this milestone through photos and videos that captured all the emotions he was feeling. Luckily, he had his wife, Faith, and their two kids Taylor and Alyiah by his side to provide support throughout the night.
His caption read, “My @opry debut was the most wildest, emotional, & exciting nights I’ve ever had.. thank you to everyone that came, and showed love, I couldn’t be more thankful for each of you.. I still can’t believe I stepped in that circle 🤍 “
Written by Dover with Adam Craig and Josh Pierce, “Giving Up On That” showcases his sharp vocals as he pleads with a long-gone lover, recounting his previous screw-ups and outlining the steps he’s taken to prove his loyalty and his desire to try again.
“’Cause girl, I’ve given up on / Drinking as much as I used to when I had you / Given up on, just sayin’ I’m gonna change / I’ve given up on passing the blame / Everything made you walk out on what we had / But when it comes to wanting you back / I ain’t ever giving up on that,” he sings in the chorus.
“I’m so excited about this song, it’s kinda insane for me to say but this will be my first song to Country freakin radio,” Dover wrote with great excitement as he announced the new song on social media. “I can’t believe my life is where it’s at today. thank y’all for believing in me so much over the years, I’m almost in tears tonight..thank y’all so much ”
Dalton Dover is off to a roaring start in 2023, which follows a successful year of performances at CMA Fest, opening for Luke Combs’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium show in Atlanta, Ga. and joining Priscilla Block’s Welcome To The Block Party Tour.
Named a Pandora 2023 Artist to Watch, an Amazon Music 2023 Breakthrough Artist to Watch: Country Class and a member of CMT’s LISTEN UP 2023 Class, Dover is preparing to make his international debut at C2C: Country to Country Festival’s CMA Songwriters Series on March 23.
Then in April, he will join Chase Rice on the Way Down Yonder Tour beginning April 6 in Binghampton, NY.