A self-taught musician who plays guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and keys, music has been a part of Dexter Roberts’ life since he was a toddler. At age 5, his grandparents bought Roberts his first instrument – a red plastic guitar. He instantly fell in love with the instrument and became determined to learn the craft. Roberts grew up working the family farm in Fayette, Ala. where he would spend his days and nights perfecting his craft and playing sold-out shows for the cattle he tended while working the land.
When Roberts learned that the American Idol bus was making a stop in nearby Tuscaloosa, Ala., he stood in line with thousands of hopefuls and became 1 of only 5 artists to make it to the next round. He caught the attention of Country heavyweight, Keith Urban, and finished American Idol: Season 13 in 7th place overall. Roberts is now making his debut with his new single, “Dream About Me,” which hit radio and stores March 12. Now signed to First Launch Records, Roberts is currently working on his debut EP with Grammy-nominated writer/producer Erik Nelson.
Meet New & Noteworthy Artist Dexter Roberts:
Current Single / Project: “Dream About Me” is Dexter’s current single and was released to Country radio and iTunes on Thursday, March 12. His EP, Dream About Me, will be available on iTunes March 24.
Musical Influences: Johnny Cash, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith have all influenced Dexter’s sound. From a performance standpoint, Dexter is influenced by Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge, and admires the way those artists get the crowd going and can tell a story with their performance.
Personal Influences: Dexter’s Grandma bought him his first guitar at the age of 5 and Dexter started singing at church with her every Sunday. Dexter’s Grandpa led worship in their church, and Dexter has always looked up to him and strives to make him proud every day.
Music Sounds Like: Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean
Why You Should Be Listening: As Keith Urban said during Dexter’s time on “American Idol: Season 13,” Dexter is “the real deal.” His music is relatable and influenced by real-life experiences, and he’s written with songwriting legends, including Don Goodman, who said of the young talent, “It’s a thrill to work with such an exciting young artist with a great voice and tremendous writing instincts.”
Make sure to catch up with Dexter Online at:
Official Website – http://www.imdexterroberts.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IdolDexterRoberts
Twitter – @ImDexterRoberts
Instagram – http://instagram.com/imdexterroberts
Bandsintown – http://www.bandsintown.com/DexterRoberts