We thought we’d round out the year with a couple of wonderful music makers as our #MCM and #WCW this week. For our #mancrush, we have country singer Dallas Smith to help you get your week off to a heartwarming start.
Armed with an arena-sized voice, Smith has amassed international appeal since making his American country debut with the infectious single “Tippin’ Point” and dominating the Canadian Country charts with songs like “Lifted” and multi-week #1 hit “Wastin’ Gas.” The Vancouver, British Columbia native is the only Canadian male country artist to spend multiple weeks at the top of the Country Airplay Chart in the Nielsen BDS era for single “Wastin’ Gas.” Piling on the accolades, Smith is the 2015 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year (LIFTED), and the CCMA Award winner for Album of the Year (LIFTED).
Smith’s latest accomplishment to admire is his incredible new video for “Kids with cars”. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Nigel Dick (“Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Baby One More Time”), Smith takes on the role of Chief Mechanic at an auto repair shop, where his customers range from a free-spirited crowd of teens packed into a two-door Civic, to a group of cheerleaders in a Cavalier convertible to a young couple on a date in a jet-black Mustang. Capturing Smith’s real-life love for classic cars, the video transports viewers back to a time when all that mattered was having a cool ride. Says Smith, “It takes you back to the first car you ever owned in high school, to when you hung out in the parking lot. You had your little group of Civics and imports over here, and you had the guys with the classic cars over there. And then there were the girls with the brand-new Mustangs. All of the different social groups were based upon what you drove,” shares Dallas Smith.
Check out the video below:
And now take a read of his thoughts on love and romance!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
It’s a tie between eyes and sense of humor. No laughs. No love.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Bad teeth. Love a nice smile. Deal breaker.
Who do you go to for dating advice?
Never really did ever to be honest. I knew I just needed to be myself and be confident in my skin. If they don’t like that then so be it.
What is your definition of romance?
To me it’s not roses or presents or any particular location. Anywhere there’s zero distraction and can just enjoy each other’s company doing something we both love.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men out there, what would it be?
Just be yourself.
*photo by Jim Wright