While country radio is currently inundated with trucks and tailgates, Dean Alexander is emerging from the pack with the stunningly sparse ballad, “Life Ain’t Fair.” The single is currently climbing the charts on Sirius XM’s The Highway and is earning Alexander new fans with each spin.
With an array of influences ranging from Dwight Yoakam to Chris Isaak to the Ventures, Alexander immediately took to the guitar at a young age, finding his outlet in music. And while Alexander grew up in the tiny Midwestern town of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, he headed to Nashville nearly ten years ago with nothing more than his talent, faith and a dream. “I’m a massive believer in dreams, and how you make them come true,” he says. “When I pulled into town, I had literally a hundred dollars and that was it. It was just all blind faith, man.”
Like many struggling artists in Music City, Alexander hit the clubs on Lower Broadway in between working off jobs and sleeping in his far. It was one of those odd jobs that led to his first publishing deal. During his early days in Nashville, he was landscaping for Barbara Orbison, the widow and former manager of Roy Orbison, who asked why he was in Nashville. He handed her a CD and in return, she handed him a publishing deal.
Soon after, he signed with a new publisher and was introduced to super-producer, Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, Brooks and Dunn) who set the ball in motion for a record deal. Now, Dean Alexander is working on his debut album on Elektra Nashville, a division of Warner Music Nashville.
While Dean Alexander may sing “Life Ain’t Fair,” it’s certainly being very fair to him these days.
Listen to Dean Alexander’s “Life Ain’t Fair” here!