Steve Dean, Billy Montana & Bill Diluigi after the "Somebody Believed" writing session...March, 2021
...Hunter Art Museum Of American Art
.....Country AirCheck Song of the Decade 2017
Nashville singer/songwriter Steve Dean has co-written six number one Billboard country hits, including the most played song on Country Radio in 2007 and Country AirCheck's Song of the Decade in 2017, "Watching You" for Rodney Atkins, the Grammy nominated "It Takes A Little Rain" for The Oak Ridge Boys, "Southern Star" for Alabama, "Round About Way" for George Strait, "Hearts Aren't Made To Break" for Lee Greenwood, "Walk On" for Reba McEntire, two number one bluegrass hits, "New Day Dawning" and "No More Lonely" for The Roys and one number one Top Independent Country Chart hit, "3935 West End Avenue" for Mason Dixon, as well as two Billboard top 10 hits, two Billboard top 20 hits and four Billboard top 40 hits.
Reba: Greatest Hits Volume 2, won a Grammy at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.
"Watching You", a Top Five Finalist for ACM Song of the Year in 2008.
"It Takes A Little Rain", nominated for a grammy in 1988.
Among Steve's musical influences are The Beatles, The Byrds, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Bruce Hornsby, Def Leppard, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and Roger Miller.
Steve's first single "Don't Your Mem'ry Ever Sleep At Night" was recorded by Steve Wariner in 1983. Other hits include "Fast Lanes and Country Roads" and "Crossword Puzzle" for Barbara Mandrell, "Just Enough Rope" for Rick Trevino, "One Bridge I Didn't Burn" for Conway Twitty, "The More I Learn" for Ronna Reeves and "Cool To Be A Fool" for Joe Nichols. "Cool To Be A Fool" and "Watching You" have earned Bethar Music, Steve's publishing company, BMI Publisher awards. To date, Steve has earned 8 BMI Songwriter Awards and 2 BMI Publisher Awards. BMI has Certified of over 10 Million Radio Air Plays of Steve's Hit Songs combined on 6 different Million-Air and Multi-Million-Air awards. To date, Steve's songs have sold over 20 million records world wide.
Other artists who have recorded Steve's songs include LoCash, Sister Hazel, Waylon Jennings, David Allan Coe, Billy Dean, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, Pure Prairie League, Craig Morgan, Dierks Bentley, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack, Point of Grace, Linda Davis, Neal McCoy, The Martins, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Ty Herndon and Jeff and Sheri Easter.
Steve's song,"Expecting Good Things", is the title track to the Grammy nominated CD "Expecting Good Things" by Jeff and Sheri Easter in 2012.
As a singer/songwriter, Steve lets his audience in on a behind the scenes look at, and a unique opportunity to hear the stories surrounding the inspiration for and why these songs were written. "Being a singer/songwriter is the best of both worlds", Steve says. "I can take my music to the people in it's purest form."
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....Top 100 Billboard Greatest of All Time
Country Songs #37 "Watching You"
....Awesome night In Birmingham, Alabama
Hunter Girl, 2022 American Idol Runner-up, and Steve Dean at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, in LIttle Rock, taping a promo piece for Freedom Sings USA, in October, 2021
...Steve Dean, Rodney Atkins & Brian White tracking in the studio in 2016
....10 years old jamming on my first electric guitar
....In Central Park, April 2014
The Angles, my first band, rockin' out in Little Rock circa 1967
Freedom Sings USA Concert