Country Artist Spotlight: Meet Dakota Bradley (@DakotaBradley #CMAFest)

DAKOTA BRADLEYHappy Thursday, readers!

Every Thursday, we introduce you to new country tunes from Music City’s hottest rising stars. Today, meet Dakota Bradley—a 20-year-old singer/songwriter that is ready to make a name for himself in the world of country music.

At 12, Dakota picked up an old guitar in the family basement and spent the entire day learning songs on it. He never put it back down, and was soon listening to bands like Guns & Roses, Aerosmith, and Mötley Crüe. When he discovered the heart-tugging lyrics of country music a few years later though, he knew he had found a home. Dakota Bradley was discovered on YouTube by one of the Ellen DeGeneres Show producers that quickly lead to a performance on the popular national daytime show. The buzz created from the show caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer and co-owner of Streamsound Records, Byron Gallimore. The rest, as they say, is history.

This year, Dakota released a brand new single titled “Won’t Be Young Forever” and has been touring all over the country for a special radio tour. In the coming weeks, Dakota plans on releasing a new single and performing at stadiums on mentor Tim McGraw‘s Sundown Heaven Town Tour.

CelebSecrets4U caught up with Dakota Bradley during the 2014 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. In our interview, Dakota talks about his experience at CMA Fest, working with country legend Tim McGraw, his [insert single here] and where we can see him and his music in the near future. Check it out below!

Dakota Bradley Interview – 2014 CMA Fest

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.