Steve Dean is available as a for-hire songwriter in person in Nashville or Online via skype.
Nashville songwriter Steve Dean has co-written six number one hits, including the most played song on Country Radio in 2007, “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 and “Walk On” for Reba McEntire.
Reba: Greatest Hits Volume 2 was a Grammy winner at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.
Among Steve’s musical influences are The Beatles, The Byrds, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, 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” 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.
Other artists who have recorded Steve’s songs include LoCash Cowboys, Waylon Jennings, Billy Dean, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, Pure Prairie League, Craig Morgan, The Roys, Dierks Bentley, John Michael Montgomery, Lee Ann Womack, Point of Grace, 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 back 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.”