Dean was born March 26, 1955. Hailing from the small Tennessee town, Lake City. Located in East Tennessee right outside of Knoxville with a population of around 1,700 people. Dean’s songs would go on to be known all around the world.
Dean was inducted into the Nashville songwriters hall of fame in 2002. Dean also has the look of the quintessential cowboy, complete with a mustache that even Sam Elliott would appreciate.
Dean wrote “Set em up Joe” recorded by Vern Gosdin which is probably the song most identified with Vern to this day. “Is it raining at your house” is also one of the most popular ballads Gosdin ever recorded.
Also wrote Keith Whitley’s first single “Miami My Amy” and the hit “Homecoming 63”
Also my favorite Brooks and Dunn song “I’ll never forgive my heart”
Kenny Chesney “A lot of things different” which is probably the most pure country song of Kenny’s career.
Dean also wrote Tennessee Whiskey which was one George Jones signature songs and later helped Chris Stapleton burst onto the national scene with his bluesy rendition of the song.
But Dean’s biggest success was writing for George Strait. From the beginning Dean, was George’s go to for hit songs and album cuts as well. Dean even wrote “Unwound” which was George Strait’s first single and kicked off Strait’s unbelievable 35 plus year career.
Here’s a few of the song
“It ain’t cool to be crazy over you”
“I’ve come to expect it from you”
“If I know me”
“Easy come, easy go”
“Marina Del Ray”
“Nobody in his right mind would have left her”
“Ocean Front Property”
“The Chair” which both are two of the most clever lyrically that Strait ever recorded. “The chair” was co-written with another country music songwriting legend Hank Cochran. And was written in about 20 minutes after a late night song writing session.
Also “Back to being me” which is one of my favorite album cuts from the “ If you ain’t lovin, you ain’t livin” album.
Dean also has written songs for Toby Keith, Leann Womack, Alabama, and Shenandoah.
Dean has a great website deandillon.com that has a ton of cool information about his career. In 2017, a documentary was released entitled “Tennessee Whiskey, The Dean Dillon Story.”
On this episode of the podcast, I talk about our recent weekend trip to Fairhope Alabama. I share my thoughts on The Bone And Barrel bar, The Warehouse breakfast, Ken and Vernon's Barber shop, R Bistro, Sage restaurant, and more. Also introduce a new segment called "Off The Rails" and discuss the accusations of Bruno Mars committing cultural appropriation.
JP finally returns after a month long hiatus from podcasting. On this episode,Alabama 17th National championship win over Georgia
Vikings defeat The Saints with a shocking ending
Comedians in cars getting coffee with Jerry Seinfeld
Random fact Kevin Nealon almost got the role of Sam Malone on Cheers
Quincy Jones shocking interview
Pryor/Brando does that change your perception of two of the greatest entertainers in Hollywood history
and other random ideas
JP reflects on the highs and lows of 2017
Album of the week Tyler Childers Purgatory
Album of the year
Stapleton Live A Room vol 1
Retro Album of the year
Back To The Barrooms Haggard
Comeback of the year Paige
Best wrestler of 2017
Biggest disappointment of the year
Bray Wyatt and Finn Bálor
Tag Team of the year
The Bar and The Usos
From Orange Beach to Oahu to Fairhope. Our vacation destinations were amazing.
JP talking about Waylon Jennings 40th anniversary of Luckenback TX being released as a single. Also the Record Store Day 2017 release "New Stuff."
Travis Tritt live albums.
Snow day in Alabama December 8 2017.
Matt Lauer being fired from NBC.
Eli Manning being benched.
Jim Johnston fired from WWE.
Broken Matt Hardy in WWE.
Alabama getting in the college football playoff.
lawtide and I doing a fight companion style podcast while watching WCW Saturday Night November 9 1985