Dylan Gossett performs at Exit/In, as photographed on April 9, 2024. (Hustler Multimedia/Sharmila Adapa)
Dylan Gossett performs at Exit/In, as photographed on April 9, 2024. (Hustler Multimedia/Sharmila Adapa)
Sharmila Adapa

‘No Better Time’ for Dylan Gossett’s unforgettable debut

Dylan Gossett’s concert at Exit/In represented not just his Nashville debut but also a milestone in his journey as an artist.

In the intimate venue of Exit/In, rising country star Dylan Gossett took the stage on April 9 for what was not just another concert but his debut in Nashville with a full band. The Austin, Texas native has been in the country music scene for just a year but still sold out the venue. This is a testament to his rising popularity and the anticipation that surrounded his debut performance in Nashville.

Gossett began his set with the song “Lone Ole Cowboy” which set the tone for the evening. The air was charged with excitement as Gossett began his set, which featured a mix of his released songs and unreleased tracks that gave the audience a taste of what was to come. Gossett poured his heart into every note and lyric, and the crowd’s response felt electric. Voices from the audience joined his in a chorus that resonated throughout the venue. This was especially poignant during the song “Beneath Oak Trees,” a song Gossett revealed was about his wedding in Texas.

As a new artist, Gossett showed appreciation for this opportunity to sell out a venue in Nashville.

“I am thankful to be here today with my brother and my band for my debut as an artist in Nashville,” Gossett said. “I can’t believe only a year ago none of my music was released yet.” 

Gossett continued his set by adding in some unreleased songs. He sang the songs “Back 40” and “Baptized by Rain,” which both stood out for their reflective tone, touching on themes of dissatisfaction with jobs and his connection to God. Gossett’s new music captured songs that speak to the audience with honesty and depth.

As the night drew to a close, it was clear that Dylan Gossett had not just performed; he had captivated. His Nashville debut at Exit/In was a statement of his place in the country music genre — he encompassed a blend of traditional country sounds with modern themes. It was an evening of music to be remembered, a night when Gossett not only shared his songs but also his soul. For Dylan Gossett, it was just the beginning of what promises to be the start of his journey in the country music world.

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Julia Lvovsky
Julia Lvovsky, Staff Writer and Photographer
Julia Lvovsky ('27) is from Rockville, Md., and studies human and organizational development and philosophy in Peabody College. When not writing for The Hustler, you can find her going for walks, dancing and studying with friends. You can reach her at [email protected].
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Sharmila Adapa, Staff Photographer
Sharmila Adapa (‘26) is from Fairfax, Va., and studies medicine, health and society and economics in the College of Arts and Science. When not taking pictures for The Hustler, you can find her hanging out with friends, listening to music or napping in MRB. You can reach her at [email protected].
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George Albu
1 month ago

Great job on this, Julia! 🙂