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Steve Dean

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Steve Dean has co-written six #1 hits: “Watching You” (Rodney Atkins), “Round About Way” (George Strait), “Walk On” (Reba McEntire), “Southern Star” (Alabama), “It Takes A Little Rain” (The Oak Ridge Boys), and “Hearts Aren’t Made To Break” (Lee Greenwood). Steve’s first single, “Don’t Your Mem’ry Ever Sleep at Night,” was recorded by Steve Wariner in 1983. Other hits include “Fast Lanes and Country Roads” (Barbara Mandrell), “Just Enough Rope” (Rick Trevino), “One Bridge I Didn’t Burn” (Conway Twitty), “The More I Learn” (Ronna Reeves) and “Cool to Be a Fool” (Joe Nichols). “Cool to Be a Fool” and “Watching You” have earned Bethar Music, Steve’s publishing company, BMI publisher awards. To date, Steve has earned 10 BMI awards. Other artists who have cut his songs: Craig Morgan, John Michael Montgomery, Ty Herndon, Lee Ann Womack, The Roys, Waylon Jennings, Pure Prairie League, Savannah Jack, Neal McCoy, Ricochet, Ronnie Milsap, Dierks Bentley, Billy Dean and David Allan Coe. Steve is a performing songwriter doing “in the round” shows around the country. “Being a singer/songwriter is the best of both worlds,” Steve says. “I can take my music to the people in its purest form.”