Drake Milligan’s debut album, Dallas/Fort Worth, will be released on September 15. The 14-song album, produced by Tony Brown (George Strait, Reba McEntire), will showcase Milligan’s Texas origins with neo-traditional sound and country storytelling.
“As a lifelong country music listener, it’s been my desire to compose a full-length record that pays attention to traditional country origins while adding fresh sounds and intensity,” Milligan says.
As a native of Dallas/Fort Worth, the 24-year-old was captivated by the two cities’ differences. First, there’s Dallas, where everything actually is bigger in Texas. Fort Worth, 30 miles west, remains faithful to its Stockyard history and cowboy brand.
“I wanted to make the two portions of this record different.” Dallas’ songs are slicker. Fort Worth references to his Honky-Tonkin’, Western swingin’, cowboy culture heritage.
Milligan’s self-titled debut EP topped the iTunes Country Album chart. The five-song EP included “Over Drinkin’ Under Thinkin’,” “She,” and “Sounds Like Something I’d Do.” Both its single and music video topped the iTunes Country Single and iTunes Video charts.
The promising newbie just appeared on AGT. There, he sang “Sounds Like Something I’d Do” with his band, inspiring audience members to cheer and the show’s judges to stand up.