Ira Dean signs with Average Joe's
Monday, July 25, 2011
– Ira Dean, former member of country trio Trick Pony, signed with Average Joe's.
"Ira is a true triple threat: he's a hit songwriter, a great singer and a true entertainer. We are thrilled to welcome him to Average Joe's," said Tom Baldrica, President of Average Joe's Entertainment.
Dean wrote the Trick Pony hit Pour Me. In 2008, Dean departed Trick Pony, and has since been busy writing songs for other artists including Joe Nichols, Chris Young, ex-band mate Heidi Newfield, Jake Owen, Gary Allan and Montgomery Gentry, including their hit One In Every Crowd. He also has the writing credits on the title track for Trace Adkins' album due out Aug. 2, Proud To Be Here.
"I'm very excited to be working with Tom Baldrica and Average Joe's and to be label mates with my good friends Colt Fort and Montgomery Gentry." Dean's self-titled solo debut CD is set to be released by Average Joe's Entertainment in late 2011. Dean says the music on his solo debut is "a mixture of alcohol and testosterone-driven songs. My buddy (songwriter and recording artist) Bobby Pinson has tagged it as 'testostahol'." Recently, radio picked up on the album cut Beer or Gasoline, which was written by Dean and previously recorded by Chris Young. The first official single, Something About A Sunday, will be going for adds in September.
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