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Ricky Dean was born in Two Rivers, Wi. He currently lives in the Green Bay area. Music runs in his family all the way back to his grandpa singing to them out on the front porch. His sister is an amazingly talented keyboard player/vocalist! She has performed for many years at local pubs & many tourist attractions along with being the music instructor in the local school district & is the organist at two local churches. His uncle & cousin are currently involved with local bands sharing their talents as well. The family could easily form their own band & be very successful. He has brothers another sister who also sing very well sharing their talents at their respected churches.
Ricky has been singing his whole life, starting with Sunday school at church to high school choir & has been singing cover songs for many years. He also sings for weddings. He has an incredible range being able to sing in the very low range from the likes of Josh Turner/Trace Adkins all the way up to the tenor range from the likes of Keith Urban/Vince Gill & even some Rascal Flatts. So his first two singles are a small taste of what he can do vocally.
Ricky is also a Firefighter for his local Volunteer Fire Dept, serving as Lieutenant for two years & is currently serving as Captain. He works with the local schools helping coordinate the fire prevention programs. Helping others is just a way of life for him. Especially kids. He has a huge heart! He's the kind of guy who will stop if you are broke down on the side of the road & ask nothing in return.
Ricky met recording artist Johnny Bennett at the Chicago auditions for "The Voice" reality TV show. They hit it off well over the next couple months & it all fell into place from there. Working with some amazing talent from the country music industry, helping Ricky finally get his voice heard.
Ricky Dean wrote the song 'When You Call Me Daddy' about the day his son Dylan was born. Dylan's grandpa passed away one year to the day that he was born. Dylan's mother, still grieving over the passing of her father did not want him born this day due to the pain she still felt mixed with the joy of having a son. Needless to say, it was a very trying time. Turns out it was a blessing in disguise. Co-writers are Johnny Bennett & Mason Embry.
'Two Step On The Bar' is a fun upbeat song with a country/rock feel surely to get you moving. It is co-written by Johnny Bennett, Duane Lundy & Justin Craig.
If you have any questions or comments you can find him on Facebook at Ricky Dean (Green Bay).
We hope you enjoy these first two of many songs.