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o n t h e r i s e " a r y n t r y J O S E P H L L A N E S / C O U R T E S Y less important. There has to be something consistent about what you're doing, but it doesn't have to be that. I grew up listening to everything from country to pop to hip- hop and R&B. I can go to my shows and pull back and play an old-school country song from the '70s and then turn around and do a current-day pop song, and people will relate. Is it one of your favorite songs to play live? Oh yeah. It's just one of those things now that everybody anticipates, and when it finally hits everybody goes crazy. But the new single, "Hooked," is blowing up, and people are learning that one, too. I have a song called "Crazy Over Me," and it only went to No. 34 on the charts but people still sing it just as loud as a No. 1 single. It's cool to see that. Dylan Scott at the Foundry at SLS, January 12. –Brock Radke M y Girl" is the very definition of a breakout hit—a catchy, relatable tune that gets lodged in your head after just one listen. Dylan Scott's upbeat, romantic ballad scored the rising country star his first platinum No. 1, and he's capitalizing on it with his first headlining show on the Las Vegas Strip this week. We caught up with the happy new dad to talk about his musical momentum. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Thank you. It's a big life change, that's for sure. We both wanted a little boy first, so we're really excited. Your father is a musician who played with some country legends. Did you always want to follow in his footsteps? I saw him playing and heard the stories, and that was what I wanted to do. I would never put a guitar in my son's hands and say, "You will learn this." He is who he is. Whatever he wants to be, I'll be supportive. But as long as I can remember, I always knew music was what I wanted to do. Were you ever concerned even a little that "My Girl" would pigeonhole you? Nah. I think in today's age, the genre of music is D y l a n S c o t t ' S r o o t S y , u p b e a t S o u n D i S c a t c h i n g o n J A N U A R Y 1 1 - 1 7 , 2 0 1 8

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