Truck Driver turned Chart Topping Country Artist, Bobby Dean,
Takes Listeners on Backroad Journey with Country Country
Named New Music Weekly’s “2012 Male Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year”
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – (Tuesday, October 9, 2012) - Truck driver turned chart topping traditional country singer, Bobby Dean, has celebrated his share of successes this past year. After spins of his sophmore album on Lamon Records, Country Country, garnered critical success at radio, the record has continued to show up on indie charts nationwide.
As the title suggests, the music on this project is nothing but pure country. His song “Me and George Strait” just topped the New Music Weekly Chart at #1, and entered the Top 80 on Music Row’s Chart in September, and his newest single, “You Can’t Drink ‘Em All” is at NMW, MR, Billboard and MediaBase stations now. “White Lightning or Pink Champaign” earned similar success on NMW (Top 5) and Music Row (Top 80) in May of this year.
Produced by Grammy nominated producer and Lamon label president Dave Moody, and engineered and mixed by Academy of Country Music Award winning engineer Steve Marcantonio at the legendary Sound Emporium in Nashville, Country Country has all the right elements to feed the appetite of today’s traditional country music lover.
“In 2010, I had the honor and privilege of hearing Bobby Dean’s first demo album. It reminded me of Country Music the way that it used to be – long before all the bells and whistles such as Pro Tools that make the music sound perfect yet sometimes lifeless,” says Moody.
There’s nothing lifeless about this Kent, WA native’s approach to music. Put simply, he sounds like he is having a blast. His enjoyment comes across in such fun filled honky tonk material as “White Lightning or Pink Champagne” and “Me And George Strait.” Dean isn’t trying to save the world nor make a huge socio-political statement, he’s just wanting you to forget your problems for two to three minutes.
Bobby Dean loves the classics, and on Country Country, he adds his own vocal touch to George Jones’ 1974 classic “The Grand Tour” as well as the Buck Owens (via Terry Fell) classic “Truck Driving Man.” He wants to celebrate the originals as well as the impact they’ve had on his own sound, rather than make you forget them. The Grammy nominated Moody Brothers and Grand Ole Opry veteran George Hamilton IV join him on “Truck Driving Man,” and offer up some spirited vocal exchanges.
Simply put, if you love traditional sounds, you are going to love Bobby Dean.
From his home near Seattle, Washington, where he owns and operates a successful trucking company, Bobby Dean says he’s happy just “living the dream.” As we’ve seen lately with shows like NBC’s The Voice, it’s never too late to try and live it. “I’ve always loved singing country music,” reflects Bobby Dean. ”I’m just so grateful to Lamon Records for this opportunity. It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’m grateful for all the support the fans and country radio have given me and my music.”
Dave Moody adds “We’ve done some out of the box music video pieces as well for this music collection. “Another Last Chance” is a 15 minute movie short featuring three songs from Country Country that are tied together with a common storyline – a first for Nashville. Bobby is an artist who wants to push the envelope and we hope to reach a broader audience with this new CD release and film.”
Country Country is available at iTunes, Amazon and hundreds of other sites as well as on CD from the Lamon Records web store. The physical CD actually features two bonus tracks of Bobby’s first Lamon chart singles (“Hank on the Radio” and ”Rebound”) not found on the digital release version.