What They're SayingThe first time I played The Listening Room with him I remember thinking "Hey this guy is great". I wasn't surprised when I later found out he was from around Beaumont, TX. They put singing and writing talent in the water down there and Dustin grew up drinking from that same well. I love writing with this guy.
-- Rory Bourke, Hall of Fame Songwriter
Dustin was selected to be a part of the coveted ASCAP GPS Project for being identified as one of the up and coming Nashville songwriters. His songs exemplify his creative intuition and strong melodic sense. We at ASCAP are proud of Dustin and continue to work closely with him to help him achieve his creative and professional goals.
-- Ryan Beuschel, ASCAP Nashville
Where It's AtCheck back for more dates listed in the Gigs Section
Tuesday, July 1st @ 7 PM
Dustin James, Lena Stein & Dillon Carmichael
Soulshine Pizza Factory | 1907 Division St, Nashville, TN 37212
Friday, August 1st @ 4 PM
Dustin James & Co
Tailgate Party for Lifeway's "Main Event"
Downtown Nashville in First Baptist Church parking lot (next to Bridgestone Arena)
What's Going On
JUNE 17, 2014 (AUSTIN, TX) - Austin-based duo Waterloo Revival has released "Hit The Road" to Texas Radio as the first single off their latest EP "Living Out Loud". Co-written with Dustin James and recorded The Compound Studio in Austin , the feel-good summer groove is available now on iTunes.
|CHRISTIE LAMB RELEASES "MANHUNT" TO RADIO|
|MARCH 10, 2014 (AUSTRALIA) - 'Manhunt' is the thumping second single off country rock chick Christie Lamb's debut album 'All She Wrote'. Co-written with Nashville songwriters Dustin James and Bill Diluigi, the album this week enters the ARIA Australian Country Artist Chart at #2 behind Keith Urban’s ‘Fuse’. The start to 2014 has been a large one for Christie Lamb with a very successful Tamworth Country Music Festival, a run of Victorian dates, a sold out album launch, a Top 5 single with the album title track ‘All She Wrote’ and a bunch of accolades for the album. “Manhunt” definitely puts Christie Lamb as chief challenger for Australia’s title of #1 female country rock artist. The track is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital retailers. Listen to "Manhunt" here.|
|THE JOHN KING BAND RELEASES "LET YOUR HAIR DOWN" ON NEW EP|
|NOVEMBER 19, 2013 (NASHVILLE, TN) – The Dustin James/John King collaboration "Let Your Hair Down" is the first of five tracks included on the John King Band's latest EP "Something In The Water", now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital retailers. "Something In The Water" marks King's first commercial release since signing with Black River Entertainment -- home to label-mates Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan and Glen Templeton -- earlier this year. JKB fans can also purchase "Let Your Hair Down" and other songs from the EP as ringtones and ringbacks for their smartphone devices.|
|NIK & SAM SONGS FEATURED ON NEW MTV REALITY SERIES|
|OCTOBER 16, 2013 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Two songs by Dustin James and frequent collaborators Nik & Sam were recently featured on the new MTV docu-series "Big Tips Texas". The tracks -- "Bad" and "License Plate" -- were recorded by the emerging duo Nik & Sam earlier this year and showcase their hip, edgy brand of country music. "Big Tips Texas" airs weekly on MTV and follows the lives of a group of fun loving girlfriends who work at the best little honky tonk bar just outside of Dallas, Texas.|
|2013 ASCAPLUS AWARD WINNER|
|JULY 1, 2013 (NASHVILLE, TN) – The American Society of Authors & Composers (ASCAP) has named Dustin James an ASCAPLUS Award recipient in the Popular Music category. 2013 marks the fourth year Dustin has received the award from the nation’s largest and oldest Performance Rights Organization. ASCAPLUS awards are based on panel review of recent activity of writer applicants and the primary basis for panel determinations is the activity generated by each member's catalog, with emphasis on recent performances.|