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    Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:16:17

    Exclusive Live Video Premiere: firekid, "Die for Alabama" - It's from his EP, out April 21

    firekid, a musical prodigy, is ready to set you ablaze today! We're premiering his live video for "Die for Alabama" from the Live 2/19/15, EP, out April 21. He also has a full-length album studio album slated for release this summer, but here's a musical appetizer from a future superstar.

    "The melody for the song was inspired by the old time and bluegrass melodies I grew up playing at the fiddler's conventions," firekid told us about the track.

    Need some intel about firekid? Great, we've got it for you.

    Born out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, firekid is the brainchild of virtuoso guitarist and singer Dillon Hodges. A child prodigy at guitar, Dillon won the National Guitar Championship at the age of 17, the second youngest person to ever win the competition. We're impressed. Aren't you?

    After attending college in Alabama, Dillon moved to Nashville to work on music that could help him grow from the confines of the bluegrass world to hitting a bigger audience, and thus, firekid was born. Returning to his roots, firekid recorded the debut album in Muscle Shoals with the help of producer and songwriter Sam Hollander (The Fray, Train), who took Dillon's natural musicality and helped shape a record that combined the country roots that Dillon knew and the bigger record he knew the band had in them.

    firekid has since signed to Atlantic Records and has been touring and plans to release a full-length studio album this summer.

    There's your crash course on firekid. Now go "Die for Alabama," filmed at Nashville's High Watt on February 19, 2015.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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