This week’s featured Homegrown Country artist is Dustin Chapman from Whiteville, NC!
Currently a senior at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Chapman is pursuing a triple major in Popular Music, Music Business, and Worship Arts, and continuously chasing opportunities to advance his career. Over the past couple of months, Chapman released his debut EP which charted #52 on the iTunes Country Charts and was nominated for two country music awards–Fan Moment of the Year at the 2017 Rare Country Awards for a duet performance with past Idol winner Scotty McCreery, and Gospel Song of the Year for his original song “Set Me Free” at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Awards. Moreover, he won the Carolina Country Music Festival’s Battle of the Bands and opened for Luke Bryan at the 2018 Carolina Country Music Festival. On April 30th 2019, Chapman released a single “Lead the Way,” a song featured in a viral video of Chapman performing at Duke Cancer Center while hospitalized. Later in 2019 Chapman will be releasing his second EP. Chapman’s overall goal is to show that his songs, lyrics, and musical ventures are not about him, but about the power of music—the power it has to restore brokenness, encourage hopefulness, and breathe life into the lifeless.
This week’s show also features music by:
- Eliza Meyer from Raleigh, NC
- Jeremy Robinson from Pinehurst, NC
- Saddle Brown from Lincolnton, NC
- Brittany Davis from Siler City, NC