Dylan Holton is a Canadian born singer songwriter and musician from Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He uses his unique and powerful voice to share his passion for music and his experiences in love, loss, and life. He displays heart warming energy in every performance.
Holton's other love was baseball, in which he was a draft prospect out of high school in the 2005 MLB Draft. Baseball was a passion that followed him to attend The University of Mount Olive in North Carolina where he attained his Business Degree in Management & Administration while on a baseball scholarship. He would have the biggest hit in Mount Olive's history securing them a 2008 NCAA National Championship. He also played three years of Semi-Pro baseball in the WMBL in Western Canada, and one year in the CPL in Virginia, a draft prospect league. After facing several injuries leading into his senior year of University, music reclaimed center stage in his life.
Since releasing his first album, "Welcome to the Real World" in early 2013, Dylan's cutting, affectionate sound led him to tour along the East Coast, California, across Canada and to a Cruise Ship Tour opportunity headlining his own original show through the Caribbean, The Bahamas, Mexican Riviera, Baja Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Australia New Zealand, Fiji and more. He has already gained worldwide recognition as his sound continues to spread; and this is just the beginning.
Holton's first single from his Jar of Sunshine album, "Weight of the World", has been featured in the Top 10 East Coast Canadian Countdown for 10 consecutive weeks, topping the chart at #1 in the month of July, 2015. "Weight of the World" has also won Honorable Mention in the 2015 Unsigned Only International Music Competition, selected by celebrity judges from over 7000 entries and over 100 countries. Also, in 2016, "Weight of the World" made to the Top 15 in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category of the International Songwriting Competition, which is the biggest songwriting competition in the world receiving submissions of over 18,500.
Dylan's second single, "Daisy A Day", is featured in a wedding video by Boundless Productions touching on the saddening but inspiring story of Jenn And Solomon Chau. The touching love story reached outlets such as People, Cosmo, NY Daily News, Inside Edition and more reaching a trending and viral status with millions of listeners in August, 2015.
Dylan's third single, "Yes She Does", won the Songwriter Universe "Best Song of The Month" Contest for September, 2015 based out of Los Angeles, CA. It has also reached #3 in Eastern Canada on The East Coast Countdown. His single then made it to the Semi-Finalist round in the the International Songwriting Competition out of over 18,500 entries from all over the world.
Recognized for his witty sense of humor and his melodic original music, Dylan’s live show slows down the world around you to show the true impact music can have on each and every one of us. His shows have earned him performances with Country Legend Travis Tritt, Season 9 American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze, Donavon Frankenreiter, Three Six Mafia, Ben Taylor (son of James Taylor), Ballyhoo, Mishka and many more.
Dylan signed a record deal in the summer of 2014 with producer Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane, Jimmy Rankin) in Los Angeles, California. Dylan released his first professional album on September 22nd, 2015. The first three singles from the "Jar Of Sunshine" album were released on iTunes, along with the official music video from the first single, "Weight of the World", the second single, "Daisy A Day", and the third single, "Yes She Does".
Dylan has most recently teamed up with his producer and has been working hard in studio for his upcoming music releases. After his most recent single release, "Take Your Top Off", reached over 40 radio stations Nationwide, he is fresh off the release of his brand new single "I Used To" which has already dropped to radio on June 14th, 2019 along with the official music video! Holton's latest single "I Used To" has been awarded the Grand Slam Prize in the 2019 worldwide Unsigned Only Music Competition with over 6,000 songs competing; an early accomplishment in Holton's newest material!
Holton currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.