Alumnus Russell Dickerson (’11) is attracting media attention as his rise to fame continues. He was recently featured on People.com/country and ‘Taste of Country,’ discussing his marriage and his musical success. He told People, “Once I stopped caring what people thought, it was like people were attracted to that. It took me a while to learn that.”
Dickerson has opened for acts like Thomas Rhett and fellow alumni Florida Georgia Line, and his recently-released debut album, “Yours,” hit No. 16 on iTunes this week. The project is a reflection of his relationship, focusing on happy songs like “Billions,” and the album’s namesake, “Yours.” He and his wife Kailey both graduated from Belmont in 2011 with degrees in Commercial Music.