Mike Dean is a Louisiana country singer-songwriter who grew up in Church Point. He has always had an interest in music. In fact, one of his most popular songs, Whiskey Brown, was written when he was a kid visiting a sale barn in Rayne. The first artist that he took an interest in was Steve Earle. He heard the song, “Guitar Town,” on the radio while riding around with his mom. He said he felt like Steve Earle was singing to him. He bought the song on cassette and has wanted to play real country music ever since. After high school Dean and a good friend of his, Jaryd Lane, decide to move to Nashville to try and get recognized in Music City. They shared an apartment for six months and after their lease end, they decided to return home. Mike Dean said in Nashville, he met lots of talented and interesting people. He said every person that you meet in Nashville is extremely talented. Since he had a pretty good job waiting for him in Louisiana, he packed his bags and headed back to Acadiana. Dean got a job working with the Fire Department. He still continues to perform and write music.
Check out this interview with Mike Dean….