A Langley country music star is enjoying some unprecedented success this week.
Willoughby’s Dallas Smith has a lot to celebrate as he notches his third career #1 and second consecutive chart topper with the soaring hit of Side Effects – the title track from his latest CD.
He’s hit top spot on both the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Country radio charts, making him the first Canadian male country artist to have three #1 hits, he announced Monday.
“Thank you so much to Canadian country radio and all of my fans here at home,” Smith said.
The platinum-selling country star becomes the first Canadian male country artist in the BDS era (post 1995), to have three #1 songs and only Canadian male Country artist to have two consecutive #1 singles. Smith is also the first Canadian Country artist to have back-to-back #1 singles since Shania Twain in 1997/1998.
“The continued support is something that I don’t take for granted and something that will never be lost on both my family and I. The quality of country music that Canada is producing right now is something we, as a whole, should be enormously proud of,” Smith said.
Thank you Dani!! 😊 https://t.co/1nFnaN9i5W— Dallas Smith (@dallassmith) April 10, 2017
Flourishing on the edge of what he called “global superstardom,” Smith showcased his higly praised sonic depth and diversity on Side Effects during the recent 2017 JUNO Awards – broadcast last weekend in Ottawa.
It was this performance, which saw him light the stage on fire, that was described as one of the “most explosive performances” of the night, that saw a 19-per-cent increase in streams of his single, as well as a 137-per-cent increase in sales of the track, according to Nielsen.
Side Effects is the driving title track from Smith’s 2016 Top-Selling Canadian Country album.
Released last August and produced by studio ace and long-time collaborator Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line), Side Effects (604 Records), features 12 tracks, including the albums first #1 single Autograph – the only #1 track from a Canadian Country artist in 2016.
Last September, Smith joined superstar Keith Urban as special guest and direct support on the Canadian leg of his ripCORD World Tour. The tour included the first-ever show to take place at the all-new Rogers Place in Edmonton, making Smith the first Canadian artist to step on the main stage.
Smith is currently in the planning stage for his own 2017 cross-Canada tour.