2/13/17 by Carrie Horton
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.