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Spotlight Feature: Country luminary, Colt Graves, released the ultimate anthem for positive defiance with ‘Dirt on Me’

Colt Graves

Much like imposter syndrome, people coming out of the woodwork to attempt to drag you down to their depressive imbittered depths is a sign you’re on the right path; Colt Graves’ latest single, Dirt on Me, is for anyone who traverses this mortal coil with nothing but compassion, positivity, ambition, and autonomy fuelling their world-weary souls.

It is one thing to speak to the haters; it is another entirely to vindicate the people on their own paths with a country rock anthem that can easily define the future of the genre. Just as his grandfather, Josh Graves, got inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame after introducing the resonator guitar to the genre, Colt Graves is making innovative waves of his own – which is easier said than done in 2023!

Dirt on Me is an adrenalized amalgam of Southern rock in the vein of Shinedown, Lil Nas X hip hop elements, vicious pop hooks, and modern beats, all tied together with country instruments and the depth and class of Steve Earl.

The genre fluidity within Dirt on Me may be bang on trend, but clearly, Colt Graves will never be one to sell his soul at the expense of his veracity, which makes the superlative hit one of the most visceral anthems the Country genre has ever contained.

“Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, it just isn’t good enough for some people?

Dirt On Me is for the people living true to themselves and trying to do the right thing, regardless of what anyone else has to say about it. It’s a ‘fed up of the bullshit’ anthem and a call to confident and more prideful arms; you can’t please everyone; the harder you try, the worse you will end up.

People are always going to ‘Throw Dirt On You’ and try to drag you down, but positivity always wins, and the best thing we can do is ignore the noise and keep moving forward.”

Stream Dirt on Me on all major platforms from May 11 via this link.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

Ain’t No Trust: Colt Graves attempts to get back on his feet while travelling through the Lonesome Roads

Looking for happier days after feeling rather defeated lately, Colt Graves looks for that brace to keep in place from those rainy days on the excellent new travel-bound single to navigate with on those hazard-packed Lonesome Roads.

Colt Graves is an Owensboro, Kentucky-based indie country singer-songwriter who fuses hip-hop and pop into his hugely creative tracks.

Colt has been singing and writing songs since he was a child under the guidance of his grandfather, Bluegrass Hall of Fame Member, Josh Graves.” ~ Colt Graves

Looking for that shot to turn tomorrow into a much better day, Colt Graves is in a moody form via this electrically charged single to change attitudes with. Letting us onto the horse and showing us that all-knowing emotional carnage within, we find a spectacular experience to lather deep into when a reflective light starts to shine deep in the eyes.

Lonesome Roads from Owensboro, Kentucky-based indie country singer-songwriter Colt Graves is a rather special song which might cause hearts to flutter and heads to nod in agreement. We are treated to something rather soul-soothing and will also invoke so many memories to come flooding back like a pouring waterfall.

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Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen