As Dillon Carmichael took the Spotify stage at the 91st National FFA Expo, he had flashbacks of being there with his high school buddies. They felt forever young, and FFA kept his heart forever blue. Joining FFA instilled values of leadership and agriculture in Carmichael that continue to resonate in his music today. Read on to learn the inspiration of Carmichael’s new album and how his family showed him dreams do come true.
Q. What was it like growing up in Kentucky, and how did it influence your music?
A. I was surrounded by two things growing up: agriculture and music. I had family who were farmers and in agribusiness. The majority of my experience through agriculture was through FFA. For my family, there’s a lot of people who worked really hard and wanted to embed that for generations.
Q. Why did you decide to join FFA, and what did you enjoy most?
A. I was a freshman, so at fi