Hits and Grins
Friday, October 2, 2020 7:00PM
Steve Dean- 10 BMI Songwriting awards
Victoria Venier - Background vocalist, Sandi Patti, Loretta Lynn, Joe Diffie, Brenda Lee
Bill Whyte- CMA "Broadcast Personality of the Year
Steve Dean has written six #1 hits in his storied career including 2007’s most played song “Watching You” for Rodney Atkins. “Round About Way” for George Strait, “Walk On” for Reba McEntire, “Southern Star” for Alabama, “It Takes A Little Rain” for The Oak Ridge Boys, and “Hearts Aren’t Made To Break” for Lee Greenwood round out the other five. Steve has also written hit songs for Dierks Bentley, Joe Nichols, The Roys, LoCash Cowboys, Craig Morgan, John Michael Montgomery and LeAnn Womack.
Victoria Venier is originally from historic Dixon, Illinois, Victoria now calls Nashville “home”. She has been a guest on the Grand Ole Opry and has been a background vocalist for artists such as Sandi Patti, Loretta Lynn, Joe Diffie and Brenda Lee. She has three cuts on the critically acclaimed work “This Is My America” and some of her most recent work “Back To You” landed her on the Grammy-nominated album The Standard by Take 6.
Bill Whyte's unique presentation of funny and twisted songs makes him a favorite everywhere he entertains. Whether he’s picking on pseudo-celebrities in his song “Celebutard” or wondering how much he could get away with in “If I Had Boobs”, he leaves the audience in stitches. His tribute to AARP “Retired” was recorded by Ray Stevens and is always a crowd favorite. “I’m Goin’ Ugly Early Tonight” was recorded by Cledus T. Judd and is the perfect howling climax to for any show.