Ira Dean, former member of Trick Pony, has signed with Average Joe’s Entertainment. “Ira is a true triple threat: he’s a hit songwriter, a great singer and a true entertainer!” said Tom Baldrica, President of Average Joe’s. “We are thrilled to welcome him to Average Joe’s.”
While a member of Trick Pony, Ira wrote hit songs “Pour Me” and “Just What I Do. ” The group won the American Music Awards’ Top New Artist and the Country Music Association’s Artist of the Year award and released three studio albums. Ira left Trick Pony in 2008 and has been writing songs for other artists such as Joe Nichols, Chris Young and Jake Owen as well as Montgomery Gentry‘s hit “One In Every Crowd.” Now, he is focused on his career as a solo artist. “I’m very excited to be working with Tom Baldrica and Average Joe’s and to be label mates with my good friends Colt Ford and Montgomery Gentry,” Ira said.
Ira’s debut project for his new label home is set to be released late this year. He says the music is “a mixture of alcohol and testosterone-driven songs. My buddy Bobby Pinson has tagged it as ‘testostahol.’” The first single, “Something About A Sunday,” will go for radio adds in September.