It was not uncommon for Dean Dollar to see Jerry Reed, Boots Randolph or Gladys Knight jamming in his living room as a youngster. During the early 50's, Dean's mother and aunt produced a television show "Barn Dance Theater" that aired in Atlanta. His mother was also a songwriter (Brenda Lee - "Just a Little") and often hosted many of industry's' early greats in their home.
With this early exposure, it is no surprise that music became Deans career focus. As a teenager he began to play the guitar and write songs, with two singles airing on local radio stations in Atlanta. He later formed the Dean Dollar Band and recruited some of the finest musicians in the south. The group has been touring the country since 1990 and has opened for such notable groups such as The Charlie Daniels Band, Waylon Jennings and BTO.
The Dean Dollar Band has been well received form Princeton New Jersey to Miami Florida. Dean has a unique relationship with the audience that is genuinely personal. The group performs country favorites new and old and will often take Beach requests. Dean is a BMI songwriter and is currently working on material for a new CD.
I had never heard of \"Dean Dollar\", but obviously Britt had and they were a great choice. Everyone seemed to love the southern rock-n-roll. Everyone was dancing, young, old. I don\'t think there were many songs when my husband and I were not out on the dance floor. Also, Dean is such a lively character. He really kept the ball rolling and everyone entertained.Debby Alphin