Dee White Previews Debut Album Southern Gentleman August 24th 2018

DEE WHITE PREVIEWS DEBUT ALBUM SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN WITH FIVE SONG RELEASE OF SIDE A ON AUGUST 24TH VIA EASY EYE SOUND/ WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE

ALL OF SIDE A STREAMING TODAY VIA NPR FIRST LISTEN,
"CRAZY MAN" DEBUTED VIA SIRIUS XM’S OUTLAW COUNTRY

FULL ALBUM DUE OUT EARLY 2019, FEATURES ALISON KRAUSS, ASHLEY MCBRYDE, DAN AUERBACH, AND THE EASY EYE SOUND

EXTENSIVE TOUR OF THE U.S. WITH ASHLEY MCBRYDE PLANNED FOR THE FALL

THIS MORNING, TWENTY-YEAR OLD ALABAMA NATIVE AND COUNTRY MUSIC NEWCOMER, DEE WHITE CONFIRMS THE RELEASE OF SIDE A OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM, SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN ON AUGUST 24TH VIA DAN AUERBACH’S LABEL, EASY EYE SOUND, AND WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE. THE INITIAL FIVE TRACKS ON THE ALBUM SERVE AS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SLAPOUT, ALABAMA NATIVE WHO MAKES CLASSIC-MINDED COUNTRY MUSIC FOR THE MODERN WORLD, AND ARE STREAMING NOW, A WEEK BEFORE THEIR RELEASE, AS AN NPR FIRST LISTEN. NPR CALLS WHITE “XXXX” AND SAYS OF THE ALBUM “XXXX”. LISTEN TO SIDE A OF SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN VIA NPR FIRST LISTEN HERE. ADDITIONALLY, SIRIUS XM’S OUTLAW COUNTRY DEBUTED WHITE’S SONG “CRAZY MAN” EARLIER THIS WEEK. SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON ALL FORMATS HERE.

SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN IS DUE OUT IN EARLY 2019, AND FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY ALISON KRAUSS, ASHLEY MCBRYDE, AND DAN AUERBACH, WHO CO-PRODUCED THE ALBUM ALONGSIDE DAVID “FERGIE” FERGUSON. SAID AUERBACH ABOUT WORKING WITH WHITE: “WHEN HAROLD SHEDD BROUGHT DEE TO THE STUDIO, I KNEW HE MUST BE THE REAL THING. AND WHEN HE STARTED TO SING, WHAT CAME OUT WAS THE MOST ORIGINAL VOICE I’VE HEARD IN YEARS.” ON THE RECORD WHITE IS ALSO BACKED BY LEGENDARY SESSION PLAYERS GENE CHRISMAN AND BOBBY WOOD OF THE MEMPHIS BOYS (PERCUSSION AND KEYS), GUITARIST BILLY SANFORD, KEYBOARD PLAYER PIG ROBBINS, MICKEY RAPHAEL (HARMONICA) AND OTHERS. 

DEE WHITE HAS RECENTLY WRAPPED UP A STRING OF TOUR DATES OPENING FOR BLUEGRASS LEGEND ALISON KRAUSS, FEATURED ON HIS ALBUM ON THE SONGS “TELL THE WORLD I DO” AND “BUCKET OF BOLTS,” AND WILL CONTINUE TO TOUR THROUGHOUT THE FALL, OPENING TWENTY-SEVEN SHOWS AS SUPPORT FOR ASHLEY MCBRYDE. WHITE WILL PERFORM WITH MCBRYDE IN CITIES INCLUDING ATLANTA, BIRMINGHAM, NEW YORK CITY, AND NASHVILLE. TICKETS FOR ALL DATES ARE ON SALE NOW AND ARE AVAILABLE HERE

RAISED IN SMALL-TOWN ALABAMA, DEE WHITE IS A RAW, NATURAL SONGWRITER, SPINNING THE SOUNDS AND STORIES OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH INTO SONGS THAT NOD TO THE PAST WHILE STILL CHASING DOWN NEW HORIZONS. IT WAS HAROLD SHEDD — THE MUSIC MOGUL RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING ALABAMA, DISCOVERING SHANIA TWAIN, AND PRODUCING REBA MCENTIRE'S FIRST GOLD RECORD — WHO ENCOURAGED WHITE TO PURSUE MUSIC. IMPRESSED WITH DEE'S UNSCHOOLED, CAPTIVATING VOICE AND SHARP WRITING CHOPS, SHEDD BECAME AN UNLIKELY MENTOR. WITH HIS SUPPORT, DEE BEGAN TURNING HIS FOCUS TOWARD SONGWRITING, TRANSFORMING A HOBBY INTO SOMETHING FAR MORE POTENT.

WHITE SPENT MOST OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL FREE TIME ON THE WATER IN SLAPOUT, ALABAMA. A COMPETITIVE FISHERMAN, HE VISITED LAKE JORDAN EVERY AFTERNOON AS A TEENAGER. HE'D TAKE ALONG HIS PHONE, TOO, SOUNDTRACKING THOSE DAILY FISHING TRIPS WITH THE SOUNDS OF CLASSIC COUNTRY. ALMOST BY OSMOSIS, THE SOUNDS OF THIS TIMELESS MUSIC SEEPED INTO HIS HEAD. DEE LEFT COLLEGE AND BEGAN MAKING TRIPS TO TENNESSEE, WHERE HE FOUND ANOTHER MENTOR IN DAN AUERBACH. TOGETHER, THE TWO CO-WROTE A NUMBER OF SONGS, OFTEN TEAMING UP WITH ADDITIONAL COMPOSERS IN TOWN. ALISON KRAUSS, WHOM WHITE HAS OPENED FOR ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, FOUND A KINDRED SPIRIT IN THE 20 YEAR-OLD DEE, WHOSE UNFORCED VIBRATO AND EFFORTLESS TONE FLOORED HER.

SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN - SIDE A TRACK LISTING
1. WHEREVER YOU GO

2. ROSE OF ALABAM

3. BUCKET OF BOLTS

4. CRAZY MAN

5. TELL THE WORLD I DO

DEE WHITE TOUR DATES

AUGUST 24 /// FLORENCE, AL /// SHINDIG NO. 10

SEPTEMBER 5 /// ATLANTA, GA /// TERMINAL WEST *

SEPTEMBER 6 /// ATHENS, GA /// 40 WATT CLUB*

SEPTEMBER 7 /// GREENVILLE, SC /// BLIND HORSE SALOON*

SEPTEMBER 8 /// ROME, GA /// ROME CITY BREWING COMPANY*

SEPTEMBER 13 /// WASHINGTON, DC/// THE HAMILTON*

SEPTEMBER 14 /// LYNCHBURG, VA /// PHASE 2 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT*

SEPTEMBER 27 /// NASHVILLE, TN /// THE BASEMENT EAST*

SEPTEMBER 28 /// BIRMINGHAM, AL /// ZYDECO*

OCTOBER 25 /// GRAND RAPIDS, MI /// ELEVATION*

OCTOBER 26 /// ROSEMONT, IL /// JOE'S LIVE*

OCTOBER 27 /// SPRINGFIELD, IL /// BOONDOCKS*

NOVEMBER 1 /// OXFORD,  MS /// THE LYRIC OXFORD*

NOVEMBER 7 /// OXFORD, OH /// BRICK STREET BAR - MIAMI UNIVERSITY*

NOVEMBER 8 /// COLUMBUS,OH /// THE BLUESTONE*

NOVEMBER 9 /// INDIANAPOLIS, IN /// 8 SECONDS SALOON*

NOVEMBER 10 /// ROOTSTOWN, OH /// DUSTY ARMADILLO*

NOVEMBER 29 /// COLUMBIA, MO /// THE BLUE NOTE*

NOVEMBER 30 /// LITTLE ROCK,  AR /// REVOLUTION! MUSIC ROOM*

DECEMBER 1 /// MEMPHIS, TN /// MINGLEWOOD HALL*

DECEMBER 5 /// NEW YORK,  NY /// GRAMERCY THEATRE*

DECEMBER 6 /// ASBURY PARK, NJ /// THE STONE PONY*

DECEMBER 7 /// PHILADELPHIA, PA /// THE FOUNDRY AT THE FILLMORE*

DECEMBER 8 /// LANCASTER, PA /// CHAMELEON CLUB*

DECEMBER 12 ///  WARRENDALE, PA /// JERGELS RHYTHM GRILLE*

DECEMBER 13 /// BUFFALO,  NY /// IRON WORKS*

DECEMBER 14 /// CAMBRIDGE, MA /// THE SINCLAIR*

DECEMBER 15 /// ROCHESTER,  NY /// ANTHOLOGY*

* W/ ASHLEY MCBRYDE

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