What an Interesting Ride Ira Dean Dropped in for a visit via phone. Give Me A Break Radio presents an intimate Interview through the mind of Ira Dean.
GIVE ME A BREAK Radio will be back this week with an Interview with Ira Dean and On the Indie Artist Segment Dan Beal … NOW Heard on Monday Night WRFN at 9 PM to 10 PM and also Friday’s at 10 AM to 11 AM and Saturday Night Launch The Long Show…On Local Radio 103.7 FM and 107.1 lp FM also on the Web
NOTHIN’ TO DO ROUND HERE Ira Dean’s latest single with special guests: Montgomery Gentry, Lee Roy Parnell, Ronnie Milsap, Colt Ford, and Jeffrey Steele.
You remember IRA DEAN as the ”wild”, ”untamed”, ”crazy”, ”energetic” bass player of the country trio TRICK PONY but since leaving the group in 2008, Ira has proven that strength doesn’t always come in numbers….
Back in 2000, Trick Pony exploded right out of the starting gate with their highly acclaimed and platinum selling self-titled CD. Huge hits co-written by Dean like “Pour Me,” and the Grammy nominated “Just What I Do,” established Ira Dean as not only the wildman with headlights in his chrome stand up bass,but as a brand new singer songwriting force and studio musician in country music. The trio won both the American Music Awards’ “Top New Artist” and the Country Music Association’s “Artist of the Year”. The second CD, On A Mission ,which Ira co-wrote 7 cuts including the hit single “ON A MISSION” brought five more Academy of Country Music nominations including “Album of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year”.
Now a few years and more than 40 cuts later ,Ira is happy being “A POWER OF 1” . Ira has had songs recorded by Joe Nichols, Chris Young, ex-pony Heidi Newfield,Jake Owen,Gary Allan,Including his hit single “FEELING LIKE THAT”, and Montgomery Gentry’, Including their Hit single “ONE IN EVERY CROWD” , to name a few. “It’s crazy aint it?”, Ira say’s, “ But then again my life has always been crazy”.”When I first came to town I was drowning. I had this gig for $30 bucks a night and was going to go back home”. “Then I met this red headed kid bout my age, he came up to me at the club I was playing at and said”, “ Man you can stay at my place for a while”, “That red headed kid was John Carter Cash”. “ My first year in town and I was stayin with Johnny Cash, June Carter, and John Carter”. Ira laughs……..”God must love Crazy”
After 2 years in the making Ira has just finished recording his self titled CD Produced by Himself along with Joe Scaife , Blake Chancey , and good friend Anthony Smith. Ira grins and says “its a mixture of alcohol and testosterone driven songs, my buddy Bobby Pinson calls it “TESTOSTAHOL”.
A New Artist Segment Dan Beal is a lifelong singer/songwriter from S.E. OK learning to play guitar at 17 and influenced by Merle Haggard , Hank Williams , and many more traditional country artists. Within 3 years he was appearing on numerous local live broadcast radio programs and teleivision and by age 19 had performed with Conway Twitty, Bill Monroe, The York Brothers, Jeannie C Riley and others.
In more recent years Dan has had numerous country songs released on Trend Records of his own cuts and by other artists. And December in 2012 placed a song at # 12 on the ( Top 40 European Chart ) by Mary Lee on Universal Sound Records Co-written with Tony Sawyer & Dawn Sawyer. (BMI)
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