Ira Dean Shares NEW single, NEW album, NEW Collaborations, and More!

by Missy Wolf / 14 days ago / Comments

Ira Dean, sat with us for an extremely fun conversation about his recent Jamaican wedding, collaborating on new music with Ronnie Dunn, special friendships, and his new single "Missin' How It Used To Be" due out this Friday, May 10th just in time for Mother's Day off his long-awaited album 'I Got Roads'.

This is Ira's first solo music since 2015, and it is the first single from his upcoming album, 'I Got Roads'. Teaming up with the incomparable Shelly Fairchild, Dean delivers "Missin' How It Used to Be", a touching tribute to Dean's late mother and a simpler time in life. Written by Dean & Dave Turnbull ("The Boys of Fall"/Kenny Chesney, "Where the Wild Things Are"/Luke Combs), "Missin' How It Used to Be" captures the bittersweet nostalgia of reminiscing the past. Dean and Fairchild's emotive performance transports listeners to a time when "it took hard work and Jesus to get what you needed/and a quarter to make a call." "Missin' How It Used to Be" is the first single from Dean's highly anticipated album, 'I Got Roads', which is set to be released later this year. Featuring collaborations with Josh Osborne, Vince Gill, Ronnie Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Uncle Kracker, David Lee Murphy, and more, 'I Got Roads' promises to be a true country album and a tale of redemption, growth, and finding happiness.

I encourage each of you to listen to his new single and tag all of the moms in your life so they can enjoy it too. ~Missy


About Ira Dean:

Ira Dean, is a multifaceted musician and acclaimed songwriter. Dean’s musical talent became widely recognized when he joined the dynamic country music trio Trick Pony in the late 1990s. Serving as the bassist and contributing vocalist for the group, Dean played a pivotal role in shaping Trick Pony's signature sound. During his time with Trick Pony, Dean co-wrote some of their most successful songs, including "Pour Me," "On a Mission," and "Just What I Do." The trio's achievements, including winning the American Music Award for' “Top New Artist” and the Country Music Association’s “Artist of the Year” solidified their place in the country music landscape. Following his Trick Pony era, Ira embarked on a solo career, showcasing his versatility and musical depth. His debut solo album was released in 2015. Dean has recorded with such greats as Hank Williams Jr. ,Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson , Alison Krauss, Darius Rucker, Emmy Lou Harris, Mel Tillis, Jamey Johnson, Edwin McCain, Montgomery Gentry, Blake Shelton, Uncle Kracker, Ronnie Milsap, Lee Roy Parnell and many more. Beyond his roles as a performer and instrumentalist, Ira Dean established himself as a prolific songwriter, collaborating with fellow musicians and contributing his creative talents to various projects. Dean has had songs recorded by Ronnie Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, Trace Adkins, Colt Ford, Heidi Newfield, Jake Owen, Gary Allan, including his hit single: “Feeling Like That”. He has had 7 songs cut by Montgomery Gentry, including their hit single “One In Every Crowd” and "I'll Keep The Kids." Dean co-wrote Aaron Lewis’ #1 hit “Am I The Only One”, and co-produced Lewis’ #1 album Frayed At Both Ends. With his new album, I Got Roads, coming out in 2024, Dean is ready to tell his entire story his way. Featuring John Osborne, Vince Gil, Ronnie Dunn, Gretchen Wilson and more, I Got Roads is a tale of redemption, growth and finding happiness. “Ira is one of those rare guys that can do it all,” Dunn recently told Naples Illustrated. “He’s a studio and live quality player and a world-class hit songwriter.” Whether on stage, in the studio, or behind the scenes as a songwriter, Dean continues to leave an indelible mark on the music scene.


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Ira Dean Tour Dates

06/06/2024 : 3rd and Lindsley: Nashville, TN
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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!