Dylan Schneider Shares "Grew Up Slower" From New EP (Exclusive Premiere) - Taste of Country

Dylan Schneider is set to release a new EP on Friday (April 14), and the singer-songwriter is sharing one of the new tracks, “Grew Up Slower,” with Taste of Country readers before they can hear it anywhere else.

Schneider’s Spotlight’s on You EP is set to drop on Friday, and the 5-song project showcases songs Schneider wrote with some of the biggest songwriting names in contemporary country music, including Thomas Rhett, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Jesse Frasure, Dallas Davidson and Ross Copperman.

Schneider wrote “Grew Up Slower” with Frasure and Josh Miller, and the song addresses his youth with humor and insight, blending strong writing with contemporary production for a track that offers a fresh sound, but still fits in with country radio.

“I’m really excited for fans to hear what I’ve been working on. I was able to collaborate with some songwriters I’ve looked up to for years. It’s a project I’m proud of with songs I think fans will really identify with,” Schneider tells Taste of Country.

The singer-songwriter is just 17 years old, but he demonstrates a maturity well beyond that. He thought he was headed for a career as a baseball player until he received a guitar for an early Christmas gift from his parents. An encouraging encounter with Brett Eldredge helped fuel Schneider’s ambition, and he caught the attention of manager Sean Pace, who has helped Schneider develop a social media following of more than 600,000 fans, while his various videos have garnered more than 30 million views to date. Schneider released his debut EP, Wannabe, in July of 2016 and followed up with another EP titled 17 in October of that year.

He continues to think of his fans as he develops new content, music and tour dates for 2017.

“At the end of the day, I’m nothing without my fans,” Schneider says. “When I’m writing, I’m thinking, ‘How is this song going to sing live, and how will the audience react and identify?’ What I do, most importantly, is for my fans. My job is to connect and show them a good time.”

Spotlight’s on You is currently available for pre-order via iTunes. Keep up with Schneider at his official website, or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

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Dylan Schneider To Release New EP "Spotlight's On You" This Friday!

Photo: Randy Shaffer

Photo: Randy Shaffer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 10, 2017) - Country newcomer Dylan Schneider is set to release new EP, Spotlight's On You, this Friday, April 14. The EP is officially available for pre-order today.   

The EP marks Schneider's third release - he debuted with EP Wannabe in August 2016. In October, he released follow-up EP 17, which quickly went #3 on iTunes and #34 on Billboard's Hot Country Albums chart. 

"Getting back into the studio for this new EP was an absolute blast," said Schneider. "I loved creating this new music and can't wait to put it out for all my fans to hear."

Schneider's most recent release was a music video for song You Heard Wrong, which premiered exclusively with Billboard in February. Though young, Schneider has amassed a social following of nearly 800,000, collecting over 32 million video views. 

To pre-order "Spotlight's On You", click here

To learn more about Dylan Schneider, visit dylanschneidermusic.com.

"New Videos From CMT's Latest Round of Artist Discovery" - CMT

3/9/17 by Samantha Stephens

Oh, the good ol’ rumor mill — saboteur of most relationships and some friendships. Dylan Schneider is learning that hard lesson in “You Heard Wrong.” Pop production flirts with subtle synth and dance beats in his new single about what happens when hearsay becomes “fact” in the aftermath of a breakup. Sure, he looks fine on the outside and puts on a good show, but the truth is that’s he still hurting. The Indiana native truly does put his heart and soul into every song. From biker bars to the stages of Nashville, the singer-songwriter’s tenacity and talent have brought him to a national stage, and he’s just getting started.

Watch the "You Heard Wrong" video below.

"Dylan Schneider: If You Don't Know Him, You're Missing Out" - US99 Chicago

3/1/17 by US99 Staff

While letting my YouTube randomly play music a few weeks back, the above song came on.

Photo: Shannon Bray

Photo: Shannon Bray

If you know me, then you know that I love discovering new music, new artists, and then sharing my new obsessions with everyone I know. Especially when that new music/artist is, what I call, an ‘instant love.’

Meet Dylan Schneider. His music is an instant love for me, and I have a feeling, it will be for the rest of the country community soon enough.

Not only has the 17-year-old from Terre Haute, Indiana, sold out shows on his own, he has over 172,000 followers on Instagram, and is an opener for Granger Smith.

His online success caught the attention of Billboard, naming him “Country Music Next Rising Star.”

In an interview with Billboard, Dylan opens up about his journey so far.

“My manager, Sean Pace, found me, and we started doing cover videos online. We put it in front of the people and got a really great response…I’m so happy that the people who have seen them really seem to love it, and they show it to their friends. It’s been astounding to watch the numbers grow.”

And his talent shines. 17, his sophomore EP, hit No. 32 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the iTunes list.

“That was an amazing feeling. When I put out the EP, it was on my birthday. It got all the way up to No.3 on iTunes that day. When I heard it was on the Billboard chart, it was so insane to me. That was one of the coolest achievements so far.”

While Dylan has already seen success on the charts, I’m sure it’s just the beginning.

Check out his single and music video for ‘You Heard Wrong,’ then check out his entire EP. You won’t be disappointed!

"Dylan Schneider is Country Music's Next Rising Star" - Billboard

2/6/2017 by Chuck Dauphin

Photo: Shannon Bray

Photo: Shannon Bray

It’s early in his career, but Indiana-born Dylan Schneider definitely qualifies as a modern-day success story. His social numbers are through the roof -- over 600,000 followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

He has garnered over one million Spotify streams, and recently watched as 17, his sophomore EP, hit No. 32 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the iTunes list all without the benefit of a single on the radio.
 
So far, Schneider has made a name for himself online. His videos have been viewed over thirty two million times -- a number that he admits surprises even him.
 
“My manager, Sean Pace, found me, and we started doing cover videos online. We put it in front of the people and got a really great response," Schneider tells Billboard. "I’m so happy that the people who have seen them really seem to love it, and they show it to their friends. It’s been astounding to watch the numbers grow.”
 
As a teenager, the numerical title of Schneider's EP reflects his age. He says his generation is very much influenced by all things viral, and he’s tried to take advantage of the trend.

“It’s important to know what people like to see, and what they want to hear -- just being of that age. One of the things I like to do is be as active as I possibly can with people, and let them see what is going on in my life. I know that some of my favorite artists, like Luke Bryan or Dierks Bentley, one of the things that they do is that they make YouTube videos so you can see what is going on in their lives. That’s definitely an important thing. It makes me want to stay connected to my fans so much more. It’s a cool thing to do, getting to let them see inside my daily life.”
 
With the social numbers he has generated, he says that the last year has been amazing in terms of exposure, which has led to some interesting experiences.
 
“Last summer, I went to a lot of concerts with my dad in Indianapolis. This year, I would notice that for the first time people would stop me and want to take pictures. I remember one time I was at a Brad Paisley concert, and we were walking between the lawn and the pavilion seats, one person stopped me to take a picture, and I was doing that for twenty minutes. Eventually, one of my dad’s friends pulled me to the side, and we had to leave. People just kept coming up. I was very excited by it all.”
 
Schneider’s story begins in the Midwest Terre Haute, Indiana, to be exact. He says his formative years were very much idea. “It’s not too big or too small. It’s got a little bit of everything. I used to play baseball and basketball. I love playing sports. It seems that you would play against everyone you know when it came to sports growing up. Everybody pretty much knows everybody. I used to live in Terre Haute itself, but now I live in the country, and really love the lifestyle.”
 
Of appearing on the album charts, he says he had to take a second look just to make sure he wasn’t dreaming. “That was an amazing feeling. When I put out the EP, it was on my birthday. It got all the way up to No.3 on iTunes that day. When I heard it was on the Billboard chart, it was so insane to me. That was one of the coolest achievements so far.”
 
When asked to describe his sound, he said, “I would say it’s definitely a newer sound of Country Music. It’s not exactly too Pop or too Country. It’s definitely got a rock element, and I think that people can have a good time listening to it. I think it’s just fun sounding music. That’s what it is to me.”
 
Schneider has been introducing his music to crowds on the road as of late, and will be opening up for Granger Smith on several shows this winter. He has just released a new single to radio, “You Heard Wrong,” and Billboard is excited to bring you the world premiere of the video. When asked about the song, he said it made an instant connection with him.
 
“That one got pitched to me by a couple of songwriters down in Nashville. I fell in love with it the minute I heard it. We were trying to find something that sounded cool, and fit the sound I was trying to go for. We ended up cutting it and putting it out. We’ve gotten a really great response from all the fans, and everyone right off the bat, so I was really excited about that. I finish my set with it on the live shows, and people scream it back to me, which is always an amazing feeling to have.”

Watch the "You Heard Wrong" video below.

"Who Is Dylan Schneider? 5 Things You Need to Know" - The Boot

2/13/17 by Carrie Horton

Photo: Shannon Bray

Photo: Shannon Bray

Dylan Schneider‘s newest EP takes its title from the country singer’s age, but the six tracks on 17 reveal a performer with talent well beyond his years. With a modern-day country sound infused with pop and rock, this young artist is certainly worth getting to know. Click through the photo gallery above to learn five fun facts about the country music up-and-comer.

Without so much as one radio single, Schneider has made a big impact in country music since coming onto the scene less than a year ago, earning more than 600,000 followers on social media. What started out as cover videos posted to YouTube led to the Indiana native making the trek to Nashville to record songs for his debut EP, Wannabe, which was released on Aug. 19 and quickly followed up by 17.

“I would say it’s definitely a newer sound of country music,” Schneider tells Billboard. “It’s not exactly too pop or too country. It’s definitely got a rock element, and I think that people can have a good time listening to it. I think it’s just fun sounding music. That’s what it is to me.”

Schneider recently released his first single, “You Heard Wrong,” and is touring nonstop. Fans can purchase 17 and Wannabe on iTunes, and can head over to Schneider’s official website for more information and tour dates.

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