Doleac signs with Sony: Hattiesburg native, USM baseball standout inks contract with Arista NashvilleBy STAFF REPORTS,
Hub City singer/songwriter Adam Doleac signed a contract Tuesday with Sony Music Nashville on the Arista Nashville imprint.
Doleac's "Famous," which he co-wrote with Andy Skib and Bobby Hamrick, will officially ship to country radio as his first Arista Nashville single on Dec. 16.
Doleac, just back from performances at Moonshine Beach in San Diego, Calif., said on his Facebook page that he was proud and excited about the signing announcement.
“For me, the last seven years have all been leading up to this moment and I have no doubt that I am right where I am supposed to be,” he wrote. “The timing feels perfect, the people/team around me feels perfect, and me.... Well I just feel very very blessed.”
Doleac thanked everyone who has made this possible and to Nashville for being such an inspiring city full of widely talented people all cheering for one another.
Congratulations poured in from people across the Hub City as well as other fans, both near and far.
A co-writer of songs recorded by such stars as Kane Brown ("Pull It Off"), Darius Rucker ("Don't), and Hootie and the Blowfish ("Rollin'), Doleac has toured with Carrie Underwood, Chris Young and Kane Brown.
Doleac, the son of Donnie and Lisa Doleac of Hattiesburg, was a high school multi-sport athletic star at Presbyterian Christian, where he also lettered in basketball and golf. At PCS he hit .409 with four home runs and 30 RBI and helped lead his team to an appearance in the state championship game.
The Hattiesburger developed a love for music while in school at the University of Southern Mississippi, where his baseball talent led him to be recruited. While at Southern Miss, Doleac, who wore the No. 35 jersey, won three rings in four years and played in the 2009 College World Series. He also wrote songs with his teammates and learned to play guitar.
After he began playing hometown-area gigs, Doleac posted a performance of one of his songs on YouTube, which accrued millions of views.
After moving to Nashville in 2010, his career quickly picked up. Doleac signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV, penning songs for Kane Brown and Darius Rucker among others. The country artist was signed by his current manager, Jake LaGrone (287 Entertainment), in 2015.
He released his self-titled debut on 287 Records on June 16, 2017, and it broke into the Top 10 on the iTunes Country Album the same day.
The project was produced by Doleac’s frequent songwriting collaborator, Lindsay Rimes. Doleac co-wrote all six tracks on the project, including “Whiskey’s Fine.”
In 2014, SiriusXM's The Highway selected "I Put It On Ya" as an On The Horizon track. Shortly thereafter, he was offered a publishing deal with Sony/ATV.
During 2017, Doleac was named as SiriusXM’s latest Highway Find artist with his lead single “Whiskey’s Fine.”
The song, which was debuted on-air with morning host Storme Warren, also broke one million streams on Spotify.
Sirius XM continues to be one of Adam's most significant supporters. They have played multiple tracks from his EP on The Highway, and Adam was a featured artist on the fall 2017 Highway Finds Tour.
Doleac also won accolades as one of Rolling Stone Country’s Artists You Need To Know.
“Being selected as the latest Highway Find artist is a huge honor for me, as it has been the launch pad for so many successful artists,” Doleac said at the time. “Also, my mom has been asking me when I was going to be chosen as a Highway Find, so I know that she is thrilled.
“To finally be releasing new music is exciting. It’s nice to be able to hand someone a CD and say, ‘Hey, this is what I’ve been up to for the last couple of years.’ As a songwriter, it is always great to have cuts from other artists – but now I get the chance to put out music that tells my story as a songwriter and my vision as an artist.”