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NASHVILLE, TN (November 28, 2022) – The stomp’n’strum put listeners on notice that “Don’t Come Lookin’” – like heatwaves on the highway – was a burning new kind of Country. The homage to freewheeling independence introduced America to Jackson Dean, the highest debuting new artist on the charts since 2015. And now the moaning blues-driven freedom-seeking missile lands at No. 1 on Country Aircheck’s chart – making Dean the youngest male in not just Aircheck, but Radio & Records’ history to top the charts with their very first single—and the fourth youngest overall. Landing behind Gabby Barrett, Kelsea Ballerini and Marie Osmond, the kid who came up in the same clubs as Brothers Osborne marvels at not just making his mark, but having a hit with something he would tell his mother before running off to explore the woods.
“It’s hard to wrap my head around,” says the 22-year-old songwriter. “I wrote this with Luke Dick, my co-producer, as a way of explaining who I am and what I value to people. I never thought of the song in any terms except trying to show people – as a new artist – who I am. The idea it’s No. 1 tells me a lot more people value that sense of getting out there and getting lost than I’d’ve ever imagined, which is pretty cool.” He continued his gratitude in a recent post on social media.
“Don’t Come Lookin’” and its grainy, restless spirit has been featured on Netflix’s The Ice Road soundtrack and in a John Dutton scene in Yellowstone and was recently covered by Kelly Clarkson on The Kelly Clarkson Show. A fan favorite, garnering more than 80 million on-demand streams the song—”Don’t Come Lookin'” also averages 5 million streams a week.
The celebrated hit appears on his debut album, Greenbroke, released earlier this year via Big Machine Records. Co-produced by Luke Dick, Jackson had a hand in writing every song to create a thoughtful body of work that is as outlaw as it is introspective. The 10-track collection received critical praise, being called a “truly masterful debut” (Country Swag) and “an album that is easily one of the best of the year” (Entertainment Focus). In a genre obsessed with trucks, field parties, girls in Daisy Dukes and football games, HITS proclaimed Dean is “exactly what the next wave of country men should be” and The Reviews Are In praised the gauntlet-throwing chart-topper for being “gritty and grainy and brings an air of authenticity.”
2022 has been a breakout year for the fearless 22-year-old Maryland native, having also played more than 110 shows, making his Grand Ole Opry debut, more than doubling his fans across his social platforms, partnering with the FFA and Ram Trucks and solidifying an impressive lineup of shows including Stagecoach, Austin City Limits and stops in the UK.
Jackson will close out the year by joining HARDY on the Wall to Wall Tour before joining Blake Shelton and Carly Pearce on the 2023 Back to the Honky Tonk Tour. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.JacksonDeanMusic.com.