Whether performing solo, as part of an acoustic duo, or in a full band, Jonathan Dean delivers time and time again. Regional touring with his band Fierce Embrace gave him the road experience every singer-songwriter needs. In 2007, Tuf-Gi Productions named Fierce Embrace their "Artist of the Month" and their debut EP, "Human Vanity" received local and XM satellite radio play throughout 2007-2008. In 2009, the band took a break, but Jonathan kept the music projects rolling. That August, he and frequent songwriting partner Deborah Higgs won the CMT Music City Madness competition in Knoxville, earning the opportunity to play a showcase for Warner Bros. at the world famous Tootsie's in Nashville. He is currently writing and recording new material, penning rock, acoustic, country and even instrumental tracks for film/TV licensing opportunities. Jonathan is able to shift from songwriter to producer, switch from lead vocals to harmonies, and adapt to the needs of any live or recording music project.
Since winning the CMT contest, Jonathan has begun to establish himself in the country music industry. In 2011, he started making trips to Nashville to pitch songs to publishers. Jonathan put each rejection in his pocket & returned home to Knoxville to hone his skills, rewrite his songs and figure out how to make the next trip successful. In May of 2011, Jonathan & songwriting partner Tiffany Williams gained the attention of a major music publisher. Over the past year, his songs have been pitched to artists such as Heidi Newfield, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band, Kellie Pickler, Willie Nelson, Lee Brice & Rodney Atkins.