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

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!

Updated: Dylan will perform at Joe’s Live in Rosemont this July. Enter to win tickets HERE.


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