Hell on an Angel Dillon Carmichael
- 1Natural Disaster06:24
- 2It's Simple03:31
- 3Country Women03:15
- 4Hell on an Angel04:34
- 5Dancing Away with My Heart03:47
- 6Hard on a Hangover03:47
- 7That's What Hank Would Do03:59
- 8Might Be a Cowboy03:59
- 9Old Flame04:35
- 10Dixie Again05:24
Info for Hell on an Angel
True country fans will have to wait a little bit longer to hear the debut record from Kentucky traditionalist Dillon Carmichael after it was announced the release will be delayed a couple of months due to undisclosed reasons. The Dave Cobb-produced Hell On An Angel was originally slated to be released on August 17th, 2018 on Riser House, which Dillon Carmichael is signed to both as an artist, and as a songwriter.
Riser House is a newer, Nashville-based company that launched a publishing house in October of 2016 helmed by Jennifer Johnson, who also operates The Song Factory. Then in June of 2017, Riser House partnered with Sony Red to create Riser House Records, and signed performer Mitchell Tenpenny as the label’s first artist. Tenpenny released an EP in February of 2018 through the company. Dillon Carmichael signed to Riser House both as a songwriter and an artist in September of 2017.
Only in his mid 20’s, Dillon Carmichael’s love of traditional country music is strong, as is the pedigree and promise in his young career. From the tiny town of Burgin, Kentucky, Dillon Carmichael is the grandson of Harold Montgomery, who was a respected Kentucky country singer, and Harold Carmichael, who was a member of The Carmichael Brothers. More famously, he’s the nephew of country music performers Eddie Montgomery, and John Michael Montgomery. Dillon first signed a songwriting deal before he finished high school at the age of 18.
Co-writing 8 of the 10 songs on Hell On An Angel, the album also sees songwriting contributions from Jon Pardi and Leroy Powell. Leroy also plays guitar on the album. Other players include steel guitar legend Robby Turner, drummer Chris Powell, bass player Brian Allen, and others. Fans have already heard the songs “It’s Simple,” and the title track from the new album, as well as additional tracks “Old Songs Like That” and “Made to Be a Country Boy” that will not be included on Hell On An Angel.
Hopefully this delay is the only one, and warranted to make sure the release is as successful as possible. Dillon Carmichael has shown a lot of promise as a traditional country artist with mainstream implications, and has already garnered himself a fervent fan base among grassroots country music fans.
Dillon Carmichael, vocals
Merging a sonically progressive palette with a tasteful reverence for the past, the Burgin, KY native has crafted a slice of solid country gold — one that’s fueled by plainspoken lyrics and a rich baritone voice — on his Dave Cobb-produced debut. The album captures vivid snapshots of the people Carmichael grew up around: hardworking, bighearted folks taking life one day at a time, sticking together through the good times and the bad with honesty, dignity and faith.
Carmichael mixes a unique breed of influences ranging from Waylon and Haggard to Lynyrd Skynyrd mixed with the pedigree of his two uncles Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry) and John Michael Montgomery. Armed with a desire to protect real country music, Carmichael was always encouraged to own his talent and pay his dues.
As a songwriter at the age of 18, Carmichael began collaborating with some of country’s most talented writers, but no Nashville resident had a bigger influence than GRAMMY award-winning Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), whose stewardship helped guide ‘Hell On An Angel’ from a dream to a reality.
Carmichael’s current single, “Dancing Away With My Heart,” bows at radio October 22. Accompanied by the emotive pedal steel work of Robby Turner, it’s a timeless country ballad that sweeps you off your feet and spins you around just like the type of love it describes. Other songs receiving critical praise on ‘Hell On An Angel’ (10.26.18) include “It’s Simple” and the rollicking title track.
This album contains no booklet.