Detroit, Michigan (February 14, 2018) – Splice Magazine was on hand today when Warner Music Nashville recording artist, Cale Dodds, stopped by the MusicTown studios in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Out on a nationwide promotional tour for his first country single, “Take You Back”, Dodds was ready to talk country music and play a few acoustic cuts off his yet un-named forthcoming LP.
Hosted by WYCD’s midday personality, Roxanne Steele, and broadcast on Facebook Live, the laid back thirty-minutes provided a small glimpse into the life of the young artist. Nestled in the small confines of the recording studio inside MusicTown, Dodds and Steele talked first loves, since it is Valentine’s Day and all, songwriting, life in Nashville and how the song “Take You Back” came to life.
As the animated discussion moved thru each segment, Dodds would pick up his acoustic guitar and play a song from his forthcoming LP. Each song performed was carefully chosen by Dodds to connect to the preceding discussion and to showcase his songwriting ability.
The early afternoon promotional visit culminated with the performance of the new single “Take You Back”. This song is unique by all accounts with the melody being composed first, and then stored on Dodds cell phone for over two years! It was finally completed during a songwriting session with some friends as Dodds puts it, “when the stars aligned and the cosmic energy was right we matched lyrics with the melody!”
After signing multiple autographs for the fans that were lucky enough to enjoy this intimate event and taking a few promotional pictures for the WYCD staff, Cale Dodds was off to the airport and his next tour stop.
Are we witnessing the ascent of a future superstar? Time will tell. But if the reaction of the fans on hand today is any indication, you bet we are!
Senior Photojournalist: John Swider
“It captures that ‘us against the world,’ concept,” Cale Dodds says of his debut EP, Wild and Reckless. “The title Wild and Reckless is about that desire for freedom and that endless ambition to fight for something more,” Cale says, while the album as a whole speaks to young love and its possibilities. “There’s no map…but there is that fire to chase it and try to find it.” Produced by Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure (Lee Brice), Wild and Reckless was recorded at the renowned Ocean Way Recording Studios.
In addition to laying tracks in Music City, Cale Dodds is making tracks on the road, opening for the likes of Brett Eldredge, Billy Currington, and Sam Hunt. Cale has recently partnered with JustinBoots as “JustinAmerica Country Artist” and with AT&T U-verse for the Country Deep Tour with David Nail. Fans can check out Cale’s upcoming tour dates on caledodds.com and can hear Cale’s music, described by him as a rooted in Country, Classic Rock, and Pop, on iTunes.