Russell Dickerson drops self-titled deluxe edition, expands tour

Russell Dickerson: The Afterparty Deluxe is available now

Multi-platinum artist Russell Dickerson releases a deluxe edition of his self-titled album titled Russell Dickerson: The Afterparty Deluxe. The deluxe edition of the self-titled project offers 10 additional tracks, including five unplugged acoustic versions (one being top-five-and-climbing single “God Gave Me A Girl”), four live recordings of fan-favorite tracks, and a new track featuring Needtobreathe. A vinyl edition is slated for March 8th.

“This deluxe album is a more complete picture of this record and of me as an artist,” Dickerson says, “Getting to dive deeper into who I am and showcase live recordings in a way I haven’t done before. It’s almost as if the self-titled album wasn’t finished yet and the deluxe completes this record and this moment in my life.”

Showcasing a new side of his artistry, Dickerson also tapped Grammy-nominated rock band Needtobreathe to feature on the new song “Red Dirt Church.” A lyric video for the song is available. He shared his excitement for the long-awaited collaboration saying, “I have been a fan of Needtobreathe for the longest time. Getting to feature them on this deep woods, uplifting anthem just felt right.”

The deluxe edition of the self-titled album features unplugged acoustic versions of “God Gave Me A Girl,” along with “Beers to the Summer,” “I Remember,” “Drink To This,” and “Over and Over.” Sampling from his recent live shows, the project has four new live recordings including platinum-certified hit “She Likes It,” along with songs “Big Wheels,” “I Wonder,” and “I Still Believe.”

In addition, the country hitmaker has extended his Big Wheels & Back Roads Tour with a second leg kicking off in February 2024. New stops include Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Tucson, Phoenix and others.

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