NEW ALBUM PHASES TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 25TH

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After over two years in the making, Dustin's new album Phases will be released everywhere on August 25th.  Centered on themes of identity, self-acceptance, inner healing, and inner transformation, it is Dustin's most personal musical statement to date.  A special deluxe edition of the album will be available exclusively at shows this fall as Dustin embarks on his first national tour, opening for pop singer-songwriter Matt Wertz.  

Tracklist:

1. Home To You
2. Nobody But Me
3. One Man Show
4. Tired Of Money
5. Ordinary Song
6. Living In Sanctuary
7. What's It Going To Take
8. Actors

"Home To You", the first single from Phases, is available exclusively in the dustinransom.com store here.  The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting August 11th.

Stay tuned for more exclusive content leading up to the release of Phases, including interviews, demos, and more.

NEW ALBUM AND FALL TOUR DATES WITH MATT WERTZ ANNOUNCED

Dustin's first full-length album Phases will be released this August, with a specific release date to be announced soon.   The first single "Home To You" is currently available for purchase and streaming HERE.

Coinciding with the release of Phases, Dustin will be embarking on his first-ever U.S. tour as a solo artist, opening for as well as playing alongside pop singer-songwriter Matt Wertz!  Cities include Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Dallas, Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., and many more.  Go HERE to see the full list of dates and buy tickets!

75 Years Of McCartney: A Birthday Message From Dustin

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To celebrate the 75th birthday of Sir Paul McCartney, Dustin has written a short reflection on McCartney's legacy and the impact it has had on his life and music.

Happy birthday to Sir Paul McCartney, my biggest musical influence!  From the time I can remember hearing the Beatles when I was around 6 or 7 years old, I was drawn into this beautiful, wonderful world of melody, harmony, love, peace, and colorful instrumentation and experimentation.  Soon after, I discovered Paul's solo career, and became an even bigger fan.  I literally did not listen to anything except Beatles and Paul's solo records from ages 8 to 12.  That music is seared into my brain, my ears, and my heart.

In January of this year, I fulfilled a lifelong dream of performing Paul's music live, and took on the role of musical director for a massive tribute to Paul right here in Nashville, featuring a slew of extraordinarily talented friends who dug deep with me into Paul's legacy.  We performed 29 songs - 24 from Paul's solo career, and an encore of 5 Beatles classics - and it was by far one of the most magical nights of my life.  Thankfully, the show was recorded for posterity, and I am hoping that by the end of this year, I will have a chance to dig through the recordings and release some sort of document of the night.

I feel incredibly grateful to Paul for not only his talent, but the heart behind it.  When I saw him perform live in 2010, what struck me most was the kind, generous nature of his presence and performance.  68 years young at the time, the energy he exuded was as if he had woken up on Christmas morning, opened up the greatest gift in the world, and rather than hoarding it for himself, he decided to share it with all 18,500 of his friends that night, and the next night, and the next night.

Thank you, Sir Paul, for being who you are, and for the magnificent journey you have allowed me and millions of other people to share with you all these years.  Here's to many more!

Dustin

 

New Additions!

Check out these new additions to the site:

JIGSAW STUDIO - A comprehensive look at Dustin's musical hub, now available for booking.  Go HERE for photos and more info.

CAUSES - An ever-growing list of organizations that Dustin directly supports.  Go HERE for more info.

PIANO SHELL RENTAL - Dustin's customized piano shell is now available for artists, musicians, photographers, and videographers to use at an affordable price.  Go HERE for more info.

NEW SINGLE "HOME TO YOU" NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD

"Home To You", the first single from Dustin's upcoming new album, is now live and exclusively available for streaming right HERE AND FOR DOWNLOAD EXCLUSIVELY IN THE DUSTINRANSOM.COM STORE HERE.

Tune in this week to Lightning 100, Nashville, TN's #1 independent radio station, to hear Dustin featured as the Local Artist Of The Week.

Goodbye Social Media + Guest Passes Contest

The time has finally come.

Today is my last official day on social media.

It has been a wild ride, & although it has served many purposes in my life over the past twelve years (fourteen if you include MySpace, but who's counting), I've come to a place of pursuing bigger and better things, and that place is a social media-free world.

To celebrate such an occasion, I am offering you fine folks one last incentive to sign up for my official newsletter, The Ransom Note, before I finally pull the plug on social media for good.

Anyone who signs up for the The Ransom Note starting NOW until midnight tonight (CST) will be entered into a drawing to win two guest passes to one of my shows of your choosing! Simply go HERE to sign up & *abracadabra*, you've entered the contest. The winner will be announced on my website on Monday, Feb. 20th.

Help me celebrate my last day on social media!

Love,

Dustin

Happy Valentine's Day + Handwritten Lyrics

To celebrate both Valentine's Day & my saying farewell to social media, anyone who signs up for my newsletter, The Ransom Note, starting NOW until midnight tonight (CST) will receive a set of handwritten lyrics from yours truly for one of my songs (a love letter of sorts!).  Once you sign up, instructions will be sent on how to get the handwritten lyrics delivered right to your door.  Romantic, isn't it? Simply click HERE, fill in your info, and voila!  Handwritten lyrics, just for you.  Don't try and hide your swooning. - Dustin

To celebrate both Valentine's Day & my saying farewell to social media, anyone who signs up for my newsletter, The Ransom Note, starting NOW until midnight tonight (CST) will receive a set of handwritten lyrics from yours truly for one of my songs (a love letter of sorts!).  Once you sign up, instructions will be sent on how to get the handwritten lyrics delivered right to your door.  Romantic, isn't it?

Simply click HERE, fill in your info, and voila!  Handwritten lyrics, just for you.  Don't try and hide your swooning.

- Dustin

Dustin Says Goodbye To Social Media

After almost 12 years, I am permanently pulling the plug on all my social media outlets this Friday.  For all of my loyal followers, never fear!  I am moving all of my goings-on right here to dustinransom.com, where you can stay up to date on new releases, live shows, and other fun things.

To celebrate my signing off from the Facebooks and the Instagrams of the world, each day this week will have a new incentive for you to sign up for my newsletter, The Ransom Note.  Today is no exception.  The first 25 people to sign up with will receive an exclusive sneak-peek sampler of my upcoming new record.  Simply click HERE, fill in your info, and voila!  New music for you.

Help me say goodbye to social media!

Love,

Dustin

Dustin Ransom: Lightning 100 Artist Of The Week + Nashville Date Added

Starting on February 20th, Dustin will be featured as Artist Of The Week on Nashville, Tennessee's #1 independent radio station, Lightning 100!  Tune in to hear new songs from Dustin's upcoming album, plus some old favorites.  Dustin will perform a free 30-minute solo set at Soulshine Pizza Factory in Nashville on Friday, February 24th at 5pm as part of Lightning 100's Local Artist Spotlight series to culminate the week!  

More info here: http://lightning100.com/local-music-spotlight/