Dylan Gossett’s Rise From TikTok Sensation to Country Music Star

by Emily Hord on May 31, 2024 in Entertainment, Music,

Austinite Dylan Gossett has taken the country music scene by storm. With over 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s hard to believe that just a year ago his song “Coal” blew up on TikTok. However, during this time, Dylan has proven he is more than just a social media musician.

Dylan said that growing up in Texas meant he “was always around family and wide open spaces.” Both his parents were educators and his dad was a coach, so music and sports were his whole life. Summers were spent at Lake Buchanan – no matter the water level – spending time with friends and family. He then went on to attend Texas A&M University, where he graduated in 2021. It was there where he met his wife and lifelong friends. After graduation, Dylan worked at Circuit of the Americas in Austin before pursuing music full time.

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Talking to Dylan was like having a conversation with a friend. His humbleness was evident and he was excited to talk about his music, as well as his time in College Station. He has opened up for Morgan Wallen, he just finished opening up for Noah Kahan in Australia and he is getting ready to embark on his own tour.

What was it like going through college while pursuing music?

In college, I was not pursuing music as much as I am now. I attended open mic nights and was writing songs, but it was not something I was trying to make a career out of. I did not know where to start. 

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Who were some of your inspirations?

Ed Sheeran is the first one I can think of, with his songwriting. Others would be Mumford & Sons, Shane Smith & the Saints and Flatland Cavalry. Really anyone with good songwriting!

What was it like opening up for Noah Kahan?

It was incredible! Noah and his team are wonderful people and seeing people sing your songs across the world is an unreal experience. 

Your song Coal went viral very quickly. What was that experience like for you and how does it feel knowing your songs make an impact in people’s lives?

It was crazy. I had seen it happen to guys and girls on TikTok before, but I did not know what to expect. It was a great opportunity to post more of my music and see how people reacted. I had a ton of people reaching out to me, and I thought it was cool how my song connected people.

It is an incredible experience to know your music is impacting others’ lives. It is cool to know that my music might have an impact on people’s lives like other music has impacted mine. It is very humbling talking to fans and that is the entire reason I wanted to do music in the first place. It is great to connect with people that way.

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You performed at The Tap in College Station in April, and now you are opening your tour in College Station at Hurricane Harry’s in September. As a Former Student of Texas A&M, how does it feel to perform at a place Aggies love so much?

I am so stoked. It was a dream of mine to perform there, but I was not sure it would ever happen. I have seen some of my favorite acts on that stage. I remember going to see Shane Smith & the Saints there while I was in college, and I thought to myself “that would be crazy to be up there performing myself.” It really is a dream come true.

What would be your dream Texas venue to play?

Billy Bob’s, but also Wolf Pen Creek in College Station. I think they have so much potential to have some cool events there, and they should bring back concerts. I think that would be a lot of fun to perform at. While not in Texas, a larger dream venue would be Red Rocks.

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What can fans expect from you in the coming months?

They can expect some exciting live shows! I am excited to get back out there and perform. I am also excited for the Twisters: The Album to come out. That will be good for fans to get a new song and it was so much fun to work on. Be on the lookout for new music in the future as well. 

What is something that fans may not know about you?

I can juggle and I can solve a Rubik’s Cube.

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Be sure to check Dylan Gossett out on the road this year! You can buy tickets here. Stream his music anywhere you listen to music!


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Emily Hord is the Assistant Editor of Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a native Texan. She graduated from Texas A&M University and in her free time, she enjoys going to see live music and spending time with her friends and family.