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Jumped Right In: Dallas Smith at Boots & Hearts 2014

By Phjoshua @thereviewsarein

Dallas Smith On Stage at Boots & Hearts 2014The first time I saw Dallas Smith perform was at Boots and Hearts… 2012.

On Thursday night at the Coors Banquet Kick Off Party I saw him again, and thank goodness I did because that man put on one helluva show and knocked the socks of somewhere around 30,000 loud and happy country music fans in Bowmanville.

Dallas got a HUGE pop from the crowd and started his set with Nothing But Summer which was a good way to get the fans eating out of the palms of his hands. He continued with more of his own hits like Slow Rollin’, What Kind Of Love, and A Girl Like You which were all great and had me and thousands of others singing along.

Dallas Smith Boots and Hearts 2014
Smith, the former lead singer of rock outfit Default, also dropped the first F-bomb on the Boots & Heart stage, and they continued through the show, always jovial and excited and ready to party. The best F-bombs.

And speaking of Default, Dallas and his country band played Wasting My Time, which had everyone singing along too… because we all remember it from 2001.

While I wouldn’t call Wasting My Time a cover, we did get covers of Rascal Flatts’ Fast Cars And Freedom, Kings Of Leon’s Sex On Fire, Lorde’s Royals, and Imagine Dragon’s Radioactive. Here are the lessons to learn from this: A) Dallas Smith can sing more than just country music. B) Non-country songs sound pretty great when played by awesome country musicians.

Note: Congrats to Dallas for 2 awesome reasons…
1) Smith and his wife have welcomed a new baby girl… so that’s pretty great.
2) Tippin’ Point were given a plaque in recognition of becoming the fastest Canadian Country Single to go platinum.

Here’s the long and the short of it – Dallas Smith switched from rock to country, put together an awesome band, has made a bunch of hits and is totally worth the headlining spot at a festival like Boots & Hearts.

Great job Dallas, hope to see you again soon.

Work Hard. Play Harder. Be Awesome.

Dallas Smith Loves Boots and Hearts 2014

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