Hi Russell, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Fantastic and crazy busy but everything is awesome!!
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Yours”?
Yeah, I had the song title and just a little ida for it about how I wasn’t the best in relationships but now that I’ve met my wife, she makes me better than I was before. Just a simple, honest love song.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Oh Yeah! Meeting and marrying the love of my life and the man I was before her.
How was the film experience?
It was super spur of the moment because we just had the idea for the video and went out to this back road in Nashville to shoot it. My wife shot the video out of the back of our SUV while my buddy drove and all the sudden this huge storm rolls in with lightning and rain.
What made you want to shoot the video for only 6 bucks?
Was it intentionally or you were really that broke at that moment? Haha, well we had been turned down by everyone in Nashville but weren’t going to take no for an answer, so we were like “Ok we’re gonna do this all on our own.” So, that’s exactly what we did. We shot the video for nothing but gas money for my SUV.
Why naming the album after this track in particular?
It was the first song written on the album and it has easily been the most special song of my career thus far. It fully encompasses the vibe and feel of the album as a whole.
How was the recording and writing process?
The writing and recording process were two separate processes. I wrote ‘Yours’ in Feb of 2014. So that was the beginning of a very long writing process. I pretty much wrote the entire album with my friends from college. So when it came time to record I had a hefty batch of awesome songs that I was very proud of. We did a lot of recording on the front end to make sure we had the feel of every song right on so that when we got in the studio it was smooth and enjoyable for everyone involved.
What role does Nashville play in your writing?
Nashville is such an awesome environment because there are so many talented writers in this town and surrounding yourself and writing with these people make you better and better everyday!
How has this record changed your life?
I’m seeing the dream that I’ve had in my heart for almost a decade come to life right before my eyes! It’s one of those “stop everyday and take in all that’s happening,” because I’m busier than I’ve ever been. It’s awesome because its all happening!
What aspect of love did you get to explore on this record?
The young, exciting newlywed phase of life is where this record came from.
Any plans to hit the road?
Haha, always! We’re currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and have an album release tour coming up right after that!
What else is happening / coming next in Russell Dickerson’s world?
Just continuing to make the biggest splash onto the scene as possible. Taking this as far and high as we can possibly go! It’s been an incredible year so far and really looking forward to a big few years coming up!
Thank you guys so much for the interview! See yall soon!
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