Dalton Dover On Family, Football, And Small Town Georgia Life

Dalton Dover on Biscuits & Jam. Photo:

Jason Myers

About Dalton Dover

Dalton Dover is a relative newcomer to the national country music scene, who hails from a small town in Georgia. His rise from playing in bars for a “couple people, making a couple hundred dollars” to playing his first ever show at the famed Grand Ole Opry was propelled by a 2019 appearance on ‘The Voice’ that earned him the backing of Blake Shelton.

What Dalton Dover Talks About In This Episode

  • Being a Georgia football fan
  • Growing up with football in his life
  • His grandmother's cooking, especially her pinto beans and cornbread
  • Growing up in the small town of Aragon, Georgia
  • His favorite restaurant in Aragon, JC's Snack Shack
  • Being a husband and dad to two kids
  • Working in Nashville and the dream of eventually moving there one day
  • Being close to his grandfather and his influence on music
  • The influence of the church on his music career
  • Losing his brother-in-law and best friend in 2015
  • His experience on 'The Voice'
  • His relationship with Blake Shelton
  • Performing at The Grand Ole Opry
  • Exciting new plans for 2023

Quotes From Dalton Dover

"Since I was just a kid, my grandma, she'd blare the Dog's game on Saturday... So, that's all I know. I've been a Dog since I was born." - Dalton Dover

"My grandpa is probably one of the strongest man I've ever met. He's my ride or die...He's taught me a lot of things and things that only a dad could teach a son. He's been that man in my life and he taught me to be able to be the man in my son's eyes." - Dalton Dover

Dalton Dover

When you listen to a Keith Whitley record, you can hear his love for country music. You can hear his love for what he does. And when I heard that, I'll never forget the first time hearing 'Don't Close Your Eyes.' I got chills all over my body and I was like, 'Man, this is what I wanna do.'

— Dalton Dover

"Being Southern – it's my only way of life. There's no other way of living. This means everything." - Dalton Dover

About Biscuits & Jam

In the South, talking about food is personal. It's a way of sharing your history, your family, your culture, and yourself. Each week Sid Evans, editor in chief of Southern Living, sits down with celebrity musicians to hear stories of how they grew up, what inspired them, and how they've been shaped by Southern culture. Sid takes us back to some of their most cherished memories and traditions, the family meals they still think about, and their favorite places to eat on the road.Download and listen to this episode of Biscuits & Jam with Dalton Dover on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, or everywhere podcasts are available.

Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this transcript does not go through our standard editorial process and may contain inaccuracies and grammatical errors.

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