Congratulations to Orangevale native Devin Dawson! Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country”-a song Devin co-wrote with Michael Hardy and Jordan Schmidt-has reached #1 on the country music charts. He posted about it Sunday on social media
.@HardyMusic & Me (@jordanmschmidt not pictured) on the day we heard the final “God’s Country” mix for the first time. Insanely grateful to have my first #1 as a songwriter with my best friends & family. Thank you @blakeshelton @WMNashville !!! Love y’all !!! 🤘🏻😎🖤 pic.twitter.com/yhdRoZDTSs
— Devin Dawson (@zdevin) July 8, 2019
Dawson said everything about the song seemed to happen fast. He told ABCRadio.com they wrote the song on a Thursday, by Saturday Blake Shelton had committed to it and by Monday he’d recorded it. As soon as it was released the song began a rapid climb up the charts.
“It was just one of those freak things that doesn’t usually happen like that, you know?”
What’s the song’s appeal? Dawson says,
“I think it’s just a song that we can all relate to…like whether it’s where you’re standing or where you grew up, or where you live now, like we all know what ‘God’s country’ is to us, you know. And I think that’s what Blake heard in it.”
Next time you listen to the song, pay close attention: that’s Devin singing background.
Personal opinion but I believe this is just the first of many accolades for that song. So maybe now Devin’s alma mater, Casa Roble, will include him in the “notable grads” section of their Wikipedia page!