WATCH “ALL MINE” VIA ROLLING STONE COUNTRY
NOMINATED FOR 2017 JUNO AWARD FOR ‘SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR’ AND MUSICROW AWARDS ‘SONG OF THE YEAR’
"There are very few writers who can make you laugh and break your heart in
the same song." - NPR Music
"A knack for taking huge, universal feelings and distilling them into simple,
poignant moments." - Noisey
"Everyone has their favorites, but this guy should be everyone's favorite right now because he sounds like Donovan Woods and not like everyone else and writes to
beat the devil..." - No Depression
“wistful songs that tug at the heartstrings of anyone who's had feelings about partners, ex-partners, where you're from, where you shouldn't have gone” - NOW Magazine
“By balancing such fringe and mainstream elements so effortlessly, Woods looks poised to finally bring those disparate camps together. … he does it time and again” - Exclaim!
PHOTO CREDIT : RYAN NOLAN // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Award-winning artist Donovan Woods recently released his new single "All Mine", an optimistic song that showed a different side of the musician. An acclaimed writer who has written songs for artists such as Tim McGraw, Charlie Worsham, Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), and Billy Currington while amassing a catalogue of rousing and well-received music of his own, Woods' "All Mine" discovers the elusive silver lining - that beautiful moment when you realize you've broken free of someone else's expectations. Representing more than a new perspective, it breaks the familiar acoustic guitar with a layered production, yet it's unmistakably a Donovan Woods song - eloquent, disarmingly honest, and rich in details.
Today, he releases the video for "All Mine", courtesy of Rolling Stone Country who stated “Woods' hazy, languid composition is an ideal musical backdrop for these scenes...”
"'All Mine' is a song about the feeling of working through adversity and realizing you've emerged intact," Woods told Rolling Stone. "It's kind of like that first healthy day after having a cold. Or when you get a new haircut that you quite like, that's a similar feeling. The world feels kind of new. It's a trick, but man it's lovely. The video, shot by the inimitable Matt Barnes, is about two excellent looking young people absolutely in the throes of that trick. In love with the moment. Our hope is that it would be a joy to watch, and we hope you like it."
With more than 30 million streams on Spotify, Woods' compositions have been lauded as "an emotional wallop" from Billboard and "a very simple beauty" by Entertainment Weekly. This last year, Woods was nominated for a 2017 JUNO Award for Songwriter Of The Year.
Recently, “All Mine” made it to #3 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 and Woods was nominated for MusicRow Awards Song of the Year for “Leaving Nashville”. Recorded by Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum) for his solo release, The New York Times and Rolling Stone hailed “Leaving Nashville” as “a beautiful song” and “stark, stunning ballad.” Woods’ version of the song is included on his 2016 Polaris Music Prize listed album Hard Settle, Ain’t Troubled.