Country Artist Dylan Burk Shares Thoughts On New Single “Ashes” + More

Kat Harlton

Lead Photo: Sandra Lee Layden

Niagara-based country artist Dylan Burk, recently released his new single “Ashes” on May 26th via Jayward Artist Group and all streaming platforms.

“Ashes” is a fiery, catchy tune that showcases Dylan’s deep and textured vocals that bridge the gap between country and rock. New to the Canadian country scene, Dylan’s previously released singles have already caught the attention of country music fans, adding to his over 3.2 million career streams to date.

Originally from Knoxville, TN, Dylan moved to Milton, ON with his Canadian father, who had retired from playing professional hockey, and his American mother. Although he also had a love for hockey, music was always central in Dylan’s life. Eventually, he decided to pursue music professionally and began to write, record and release songs independently, which aided in gaining a following that allowed him to collaborate with the hit-making producer Patrick Jason Matthews (Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Billy Currington).

Dylan’s commanding presence and compelling sound have led him to open for talents like Jade Eagleson and share the stage with incredible artists such as Chase Rice, Cadillac Three and James Barker Band. He has also appeared at events and festivals around Ontario and was invited to participate in the Boots and Hearts Music Festival Chevy Music Emerging Artist showcase in 2019.

In December 2022, Dylan was officially added to the Jayward Artist Group roster and joined award-winning, platinum-selling country artist, writer and producer Tebey, and producer and writer Danick Dupelle at the writing table and in the studio to record his new single “Ashes”.

I had the opportunity to chat with Dylan about his new single, his journey so far and what’s next.

Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your new single “Ashes”?

Dylan: I didn’t write “Ashes”, it was written by my producers and though we did write together for the new project we decided that “Ashes” was the best fit for my first single with this new team. When listening to existing demos and my own co-writes it’s important to keep that perspective and look at all aspects. I love this song and feel that it’s a great fit for me! 

Kat: What do you hope fans take from the track?

Dylan: I hope they can see a new side of me and also see that I’ve taken my career to the next level working with some of the best people in the industry like Danick Dupelle and Tebey who produced and wrote “Ashes” along with Jimmy Thow. I want to make this song the best it can be!!  

Kat: What do you find is the most challenging part of your creative process?

Dylan: I’d say writing what I like but also trying to make it relevant for the fans. It can also be hard to stay up to date in today’s new country market with so many different sounds out there. 

Kat: What has been a career highlight for you so far? What have you learned along the way?

Dylan: Signing my first label deal! After years of working so hard, my dream came true! What I’ve learned along the way is hard work pays off and it definitely does not come quickly especially in this industry. 

Kat: What else can fans expect from you for the balance of 2023?

Dylan: Definitely new music! Also a next level music video (my first to be released) and a few more surprises on the way!! 

Connect With Dylan

Instagram: @dylanburkmusic

Facebook: /Dylanburkmusic

Twitter: @DylanBurkMusic

Website: https://dylanburkmusic.com/home

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