No Side Effects for Dallas Smith Scoring Third Number One

In many ways, British Columbia’s Dallas Smith can be considered Canadian country’s current leading man, though there are a bunch accompanying him on the A-List. This week, Dallas scores his third number one single, “Side Effects”, title-track off his third LP. The other two are “Wastin’ Gas” and “Autograph”. Dallas is a platinum artist thanks to his Top 10 single “Tippin’ Point”. Formerly with alternative rock band Default, a successful endeavour, Dallas made the transition to flying solo in the country field. It may have been a stressful and risky move, but it has certainly paid off. All three of his studio albums have been nominated for Country Album of the Year at the JUNOs, and his second, Lifted, took home the trophy. Smith’s style has been described as more of a country-rock which may account for its popularity, in that it has a broader appeal, one that has even generated buzz for him in the tough US market. We embed the music video for the #1 country song in the land below. The song, performed at the recent JUNO gala, has a progressive country flavour, something that artists such as Keith Urban have been working on. As far as a “no automobiles were injured in the making of this video” disclaimer … sorry, but we can’t back that up.  iTunes

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