This singer/song writer with credits including Broadway musicals, Hollywood pictures, and world tours, definitely does not lack high marks in the category of talent. This is clearly evident the very second Artie Dean takes the stage! He has all the right moves!
So where does all of his energy and superstar charisma come from? Maybe it was New York City where he was known as Broadway's quadruple threat, (Singer, Actor, Dancer, Gymnast). Harris performed night after night for nearly two years on Broadway's musical "Footloose." The producers had to hire three actors to replace Harris when he left the show to pursue his music in Nashville. Or was it his experience as an actor in two Hollywood films: "Blue Chips"-Nick Nolte & "The Hot Chick" -Rob Snyder. Possibly it was his summer job early on in his career performing at Opryland theme park. You might even say performing in Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq, Canada, Mexico and forty-four states may give him the confidence it takes to become successful in this business.
This Kentucky native is country to the bone, but his urban experience is obvious. As the singer aims to put the honky-tonk back into the country music scene, he flips and tumbles and performs high-flying handstands, leaping into the crowd then back onto the stage to sing about fast women and beautiful horses. Think Merle Haggard, Tom Cruise and a world-famous circus act all rolled into one young cowboy crooner. He brings pure energy to country music. There is much more than toe-tapping in this show!