Photo ID (L to R): Sheryl Steinmeyer, Dean’s manager; Angela Gutierrez, Founder of Black Diamond Row; Dean Dillon; Adolfo Gutierrez, Managing Director)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Black Diamond Row Music Publishing is happy to announce an exclusive global publishing deal with BMI hit songwriter Dean Dillon.
Dillon, a songwriter and recording artist, who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 (alongside Bob Dylan and Shel Silverstein), has penned many iconic hits for chart-topping artistsincluding George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, among others. His association with George Strait over the years has brought him to an icon status in country music with over 76 George Strait hits.
“Dean Dillon is one of the most respected songwriters in the Nashville community,” says Angela Gutierrez, Founder of Black Diamond Row. “He has had a very successful career and will be valuable to the continued growth of BDR and all our songwriters.”
Dillon’s songwriting has thrived. He has recently written songs for famous faces like Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack. Ina genre built on great songwriters writing for great singers, there has never been another team like it between him and George Strait. Dillon has composed or co-written 76 songs for Strait, including 19 singles, 11 which went to number 1. Even in a career like Strait’s, the Dillon titles stand out: “Marina del Rey,” “The Chair,” “I’ve Come to Expect it From You,” “Easy Come, Easy Go,” “She Let Herself Go,” and “The Best Day.” His songs all pair instantly catchy melodies with gutbucket country lyrics, signature qualities of a Dillon composition that would also become hallmarks of Strait’s own style and sound.
At his ranch home in Gunnison, Colorado, Dillon’s walls display an array of timely photographs and awards consisting of: 1985 Billboard Country Music Artist Of The Year Award; 1986 Nashville Song Writers Award; 1995, 1996, 1998 CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARD; Three Time Grammy Nominee; Lee Iacocca Award (American Automotive Division); Twenty Six (26) Number 1 Records Award; and the coveted 2013 BMI Icon Award.
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For more information, contact Nicole Zeller of Brickshore Media at firstname.lastname@example.org, 615-840-9187.