Dillon Carmichael Debut Album “Hell On An Angel” Delayed
True country fans will have to wait a little bit longer to hear the debut record from Kentucky traditionalist Dillon Carmichael after it was announced the release will be delayed a couple of months due to undisclosed reasons. The Dave Cobb-produced Hell On An Angel was originally slated to be released on August 17th, 2018 on Riser House, which Dillon Carmichael is signed to both as an artist, and as a songwriter. Now the album will not be released until October 26th, 2018 according to Dillon Carmichael’s publicist.
Riser House is a newer, Nashville-based company that launched a publishing house in October of 2016 helmed by Jennifer Johnson, who also operates The Song Factory. Then in June of 2017, Riser House partnered with Sony Red to create Riser House Records, and signed performer Mitchell Tenpenny as the label’s first artist. Tenpenny released an EP in February of 2018 through the company. Dillon Carmichael signed to Riser House both as a songwriter and an artist in September of 2017.
Only in his mid 20’s, Dillon Carmichael’s love of traditional country music is strong, as is the pedigree and promise in his young career. From the tiny town of Burgin, Kentucky, Dillon Carmichael is the grandson of Harold Montgomery, who was a respected Kentucky country singer, and Harold Carmichael, who was a member of The Carmichael Brothers. More famously, he’s the nephew of country music performers Eddie Montgomery, and John Michael Montgomery. Dillon first signed a songwriting deal before he finished high school at the age of 18.
Co-writing 8 of the 10 songs on Hell On An Angel, the album also sees songwriting contributions from Jon Pardi and Leroy Powell. Leroy also plays guitar on the album. Other players include steel guitar legend Robby Turner, drummer Chris Powell, bass player Brian Allen, and others. Fans have already heard the songs “It’s Simple,” and the title track from the new album, as well as additional tracks “Old Songs Like That” and “Made to Be a Country Boy” that will not be included on Hell On An Angel.
Hopefully this delay is the only one, and warranted to make sure the release is as successful as possible. Dillon Carmichael has shown a lot of promise as a traditional country artist with mainstream implications, and has already garnered himself a fervent fan base among grassroots country music fans.
July 24, 2018 @ 6:59 pm
“Dillon Carmichael Debut Album” WOO HELL YEAH! GONNA BE A GOOD DAY!
“…delayed” ahh shit
July 24, 2018 @ 8:09 pm
Saw Dillon open for Trace Adkins at Summerfest a few weeks ago. What a great voice in concert. He really impressed a couple of my friends who had never heard of him before. Trace also has a great voice.
I’ll patiently wait a couple extra months for the album.
July 24, 2018 @ 8:15 pm
I heard it’s delayed while they try to come up with a new title that makes sense.
July 25, 2018 @ 3:26 am
What about the title doesn’t make sense?
July 25, 2018 @ 3:53 am
For real. It’s just another one of those country titles that sounds like it means something it doesn’t. I’m sure the chorus is “something something something is hell on an angelllllll *peddle steel riff*”
July 25, 2018 @ 8:38 am
The eponymous song has already been released, and it doesn’t go like that. It’s also very clear what the title means.
July 25, 2018 @ 8:50 am
Oh, no. I’m so embarrassed 😉
July 25, 2018 @ 4:25 am
Really like what I’ve heard from Dillon so far.
Well at least Cody Jinks is coming out this week!
BTW Trigger, thanks for turning me on to Randall King.
July 25, 2018 @ 6:49 am
Cody Jinks is coming out?
Does his family know?
July 25, 2018 @ 5:21 am
Still can’t understand why those 2 great songs won’t be on the album. Very disappointing.
July 25, 2018 @ 9:54 am
It’s strange, and this delay lends to the strangeness.
July 25, 2018 @ 6:50 am
I look forward to this album and playing it loud where BlackBoots can hear it. I’m hell on an angel that way.
If Dillon throws in a few disco beats, maybe BlackBoots will show us his highly evolved dance moves.
July 25, 2018 @ 8:51 am
July 25, 2018 @ 12:21 pm
A new release from Ward Davis within the next 45 days. He justed posted that on his Facebook page and if its on Facebook you know it just has to be true.
July 25, 2018 @ 6:31 pm
My guess would be there’s a delay in the vinyl production. I’m bummed, I have it preordered.
July 25, 2018 @ 6:46 pm
“It’s Simple” is a good song. But I don’t have much faith in Dave Cobb being able to make his material more interesting and innovative in the good sense (creative, unique, sonically interesting, etc.). Cobb’s stripped-down and take-no-risks approach is suited for some artists (brilliant talents like Chris Stapleton) but not for others…pretty much anyone not named Chris Stapleton.
I also have to wonder how Cobb is able to juggle so many of these traditional-style artists clambering at his feet. Heck, even my beloved Holly Williams is slated to do an album with him at some point. I hope he proves me wrong.
July 26, 2018 @ 7:05 am
Isn’t this generally seen as a bad sign or is that more in the way of the larger market records? Maybe the record hasn’t fared well with critics or early releases? Can’t image there is too much in the way of expectations for a small record company release even if they are now teamed up with Sony.
July 30, 2018 @ 11:31 am
I know dillon personally and he is a hell of a guy and has a great voice.he not getting a deal just cause who he is kin to he getting a deal cause he earned it and has talent..top shelf simple man .ill wait how ever long i have to in order to get his cd..and the title makes sense if you have what we call in kentucky “common sense”. Doesnt matter what the title is if u know talent when u hear it .he got my support all the way no matter who hates on him or agrees..and he has my familys support. Rock on dillon