Dale Hollow’s ‘Hack Of The Year’ Approaches Country Traditions With A Sense Of Humor

Country-influenced artist Dale Hollow will release his debut album Hack of the Year on September 29th, 2023 via Tender Loving Empire Records. Combining humor with his work, Hollow is known for being self-effacing and entertaining.

One recently released track is titled Cowboys on TV,” a take on “listicle songs” like “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”. An accompanying video has also been released.  

Hollow shares:

This was a song that was rewritten in the studio. Yourstruly did NOT like the original version, which was MUCH different, outside of the song’s INFECTIOUS hook, ‘I just wanna be a cowboy’. The rest was a result of a #google search input as follows: ‘Famous actors who have played cowboys.’ And thus, a PHENOMENAL song was born. Some are saying this is the first time a HUMAN (Yourstruly) and a ROBOT (Google) have ever written an INSTANT country #classic.  

For live shows, Hollow has partners in crime, The Long Con, featuring music vets Chris Winfree, Dalton Smith, Miranda McLaughlin, and Nick Morelly.

Dale Hollow and The Long Con have expanded their Fall tour across the country, running up the West Coast and anchored by a performance at Orville Peck’s  Rodeo at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA on Nov 11 and 12, 2023. More dates are to be added.

While Hollow does admit he wants to take “a bit of the piss out of some of the self-seriousness” of Americana and Country music, he clarifies that he’s legitimately a huge fan of the genre and a Nashville native.

He adds:

We have country music fans coming on board. I’m just placing myself in the country music world in an unorthodox way. But I think you could be anyone who likes music and enjoy our show, whether you prefer Luke Bryan or Beach House. 

Dale Hollow Tour Dates

Sep 29 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Oct 06 – Nashville, TN – The Basement (Special Outdoor Show)

Oct 07 – Asheville, NC – New Belgium Brewery – Tour de Fat 

Oct 08 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar

Oct 29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

Oct 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Bottle Rocket Social Hall

Nov 01 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival Room

Nov 02 – Indianapolis, IK – Lo-Fi Lounge

Nov 03 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar

Nov 05 – Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge

Nov 07 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

Nov 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Garage On Beck

Nov 10 & 11 – Pioneertown, CA – Orville Peck’s Rodeo @ Pappy + Harriet’s

Nov 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe 

Nov 14 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah 

Nov 15 – Folsom, CA – Folsom Hotel Saloon

Nov 16 – Redding, CA – The Dip

Nov 18 – Portland, OR – The Bunk Bar

Nov 19 – Seattle, WA – Barboza