ABOUT DALLAS SMITH
Dallas Smith was born in Langley, British Columbia, Canada in 1977. Musical from childhood, he was heavily influenced by The Beatles growing up, but his shyness prevented him from performing. However, in his early twenties, he decided to conquer his fears and form a band.
In Vancouver in 1999, Smith became the frontman of the hard rock/post-grunge band Default. The band was discovered by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and became among the top 150 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 50 selling Canadian bands in Canada. The band’s biggest hit is 2001’s "Wasting My Time", which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2002, they won the Juno Award for "Best New Group". Default released the albums The Fallout (2002) which was certified platinum, Elocation (2003) which was certified gold, One Thing Remains (2005), and Comes and Goes (2009). The group disbanded in 2013 but reformed in 2018 for two years.
2011-2012: Jumped Right In and Boys of Fall Tour
Smith’s debut solo album as a country artist, Jumped Right In, was released on May 22, 2012. It peaked at number 19 on the Canadian Albums chart and had five hit singles on the Canadian Hot 100. It received nominations for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards and Album of the Year for the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards.
To promote the album, Smith embarked on his debut solo tour in November 2012, co-headlining with Chad Brownlee. The tour was called the Boys of Fall Tour and consisted of 22 Canadian dates, 20 of which sold out. The tour sparked the creation of the annual Boys of Fall Charity Golf Tournament and Concert, which first took place on August 27, 2013.
Throughout 2012 and 2013, Smith performed at several Canadian country music festivals. In early 2013, he embarked upon on a sold-out Canadian tour with Bob Seger.
2013: Tippin’ Point EP
Smith signed with Republic Nashville in October 2013 and released his first American single, "Tippin' Point", on the label on October 8. The single hit the top 40 of the Billboard 200 and set a record for the fastest Canadian country single to reach gold certification. At the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Awards, Smith was nominated for Male Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, and Album of the Year.
On March 4, 2014, Smith released the EP Tippin’ Point in the US and Canada. Both "Tippin' Point", the first single from the EP, and its second single, "Slow Rollin'", hit the top five on Canadian country radio. The album’s third single, "A Girl Like You", reached number six on the chart.
Lady Antebellum covered Smith’s song "Slow Rollin'" on the deluxe edition of their album 747, released in September 2014.
2014-2017: Lifted and Side Effects
"Wastin' Gas", the first single from Smith’s second studio album, Lifted, was released ahead of the album in October 2014. The single became Smith's first number one Canada Country hit, as well as his first charting entry on the Billboard Country Digital Songs and Country Airplay charts in the United States. The album itself came out the following month. "Lifted", the title track, was released in February 2015, and finally "Cheap Seats" was released that June.
Smith released his third studio album, Side Effects, on September 2, 2016. The album debuted at number seven on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart. It launched the top 10 singles "Kids with Cars" and "One Little Kiss", as well as the chart-topping hits, "Autograph", "Side Effects", "Sky Stays This Blue", and "Sleepin' Around". That September, Smith also joined Keith Urban for the Canadian leg of his Ripcord World Tour.
2018-present: The Fall EP and Timeless
Spawning four consecutive number-one singles - "Make 'Em Like You", "Rhinestone World", "Drop", and "Timeless" – Smith’s EP, The Fall, was released in March 2019.
In fall 2020, Smith co-headlined the Friends Don't Let Friends Tour Alone Tour across Canada with fellow Canadian country artist Dean Brody.
Timeless, Smith’s fourth studio album, was released on August 28, 2020, containing all previously released material from The Fall, as well as the singles, "Like a Man" and "Some Things Never Change". That November, Smith released his first Christmas single "Classic".
August 2021 saw Smith sign a global recording deal with Big Loud Records. The following month, Smith hosted and headlined the "Lifted Hotel Festival" in Vancouver, British Columbia, with all proceeds from the event going towards his charitable organization Lifted which supports mental health.