Jumping from post-grunge/alt rock to country may seem a stretch, but Dallas Smith handled it with ease. The former frontman of Default is reincarnated as a rockin' country singer/songwriter. 2012's solo debut album, Jumped Right In, spawned digital sales of over 100,00 for five hit singles, plus multiple CCMA and Juno nominations. Strong follow-up EP Tippin' Point will further the cause, given that it's also getting a Stateside release via Universal Republic and potentially tipping Smith into major star territory. The album is produced by Joey Moi (Nickelback) and the hit title track was written by Florida Georgia Line. Smith has a Western Canada tour in April, followed by summer fest dates.