Hometown: Fayette, Alabama
Resident: Fayette, Alabama
Dexter's family always knew they might have a star on their hands, but it wasn't until he was 16 that he stole the spotlight at a school talent show. Dexter went on to play local gigs until he was discovered at 23 and began touring nationwide. Just as he was making a name for himself, he got Rocky Mountain spotted fever from a tick while turkey hunting and was horribly sick for months. After he recovered, he set out for Nashville and landed a record deal, but the label went under a year later. Despite the setbacks, Dexter is determined to make it to the top.