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BoDean Adams was born to Jeanette and Bobby Adams on December 27, 1989 in Jeffersonville, IN. Raised in the small town of Charlestown, IN, music has always been his life. He began singing at the young age of two, thanks to his mom rocking and singing him to sleep nightly. At the age of six, BoDean showed a great interest in his dad's guitar, so his dad decided to teach him to play. After putting vocals and guitar together at age six, BoDean's musical talent took flight. By age nine, he entered and won his first talent competition at a small annual festival in Scottsburg, IN known as Pig Roast in the Park. While influenced early on by alternative rock artists such as The Counting Crows, The Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox 20, he began to listen to country music as a teenager. His music now leans heavily toward the country genre, but often displays a bit of the rock edge that sparked his interest as a child. His country influences include Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, David Nail and George Strait, just to name a few.
Since his first public appearance, BoDean has come a long way with his career in music. He has played at many prestigious venues including the Bluebird Cafe and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in Renfro Valley, KY, and The Little Nashville Opry in Nashville, IN. He has played at countless bars, clubs, restaurants and functions, and has made several television appearances. BoDean has also been blessed with the opportunity to open for country stars Marty Stuart and Confederate Railroad. Though in his opinion, his proudest moment to date is when he opened for reigning CMA Male Vocalist and personal idol, Blake Shelton. After the show, Blake told BoDean, "Buddy, I'm gonna be opening the show for you one of these days!"
At age 16, BoDean began writing songs. Writing seemed to come fairly naturally to him, and he began to write his first quality songs about a year after he decided to learn the craft. Now, 6 years later at age 22, BoDean has written upwards of 40 songs. Most are country, but there are some rock and pop tunes in his repertoire as well. When asked about songwriting, BoDean says, "I have a soft spot in my heart for ballads. I find it very difficult to write fast songs, mostly because I feel that I can connect more with a slow love song. Something about those songs really hit home with me, and I feel like I can pour my heart and soul into them." Although he prefers writing ballads, he has written a few upbeat songs, the most well known probably being the popular "Chicks Love Horsepower". When speaking of that song, BoDean says, "'Chicks' is a fun song to play live. A song about living life on the edge, not looking back... just living it up in the moment with no regrets. It's a great song to do live because it gets a cool vibe going in the whole place... the energy is wild." BoDean plans to continue writing, saying, "It's my favorite emotional outlet. My guitar and my notebook come together as a blank canvas. Whether I'm happy, sad, angry or depressed, all those emotions are painted into this beautiful picture that is a song."
In August, 2011, BoDean digitally released his debut single, "I Don't Want To". The song is the lead-off single from his debut album entitled "Heartache & Horsepower", slated to be released spring/summer 2012. When speaking of the new album, BoDean says, "I'm extremely excited to get started on recording my first album. I've been writing for years, and feel that I've got a lot of good material. I also have a LOT of new material that I haven't really played live, so I'm excited to get some feedback on those songs as well. I've been anxiously awaiting the day that I could get a quality album released for my fans, and that day is finally near! I hope that all the fans enjoy the final product as much as I know I'm going to enjoy making it!"
BoDean's ultimate goal is to be a country superstar, releasing professional studio albums under a major label, and headlining tours to sold-out stadiums throughout the world. When speaking of his music, BoDean says, "I feel like I'm living a dream to know that I can make the music that I love, and make a living doing it. To know that the lyrics I write and the melodies I create are heard by people throughout the world, and to know that I can make an impact on their lives and touch them with my music, well... there's just no better feeling."