When/Where: Thursday, June 5th, AT&T U-Verse Showcase Stage
Who: A former college football star sidelined by injuries but rehabbed by Music Row
Why You Can't Miss Him: With a penchant for creeping builds and big choruses, Dorr's self-titled EP doesn't create timid moments. With the heartfelt chug of Lady Antebellum one moment and vibrating croon of Jason Aldean the next, he makes songs fit for celebrations that are still grounded in solid storytelling. Despite the slightly perplexing grammar of his single "Mine Looks Like You," there's also a subtle, singer-songwriter refinement to what he does, always pumped up with coffeehouse intimacy but arena aggression.