Country star Dean Crawford rings in the grand finale
Dean Crawford and the Dunn’s River Band are 10year veterans of the Dundalk Heritage Fair. The country music band known all over southeastern Baltimore County has contributed video of a performance for their loyal fans in Dundalk.
Crawford and his band have entertained Dundalkians for years, either at the Dundalk Heritage Fair, Essex Days, or other events that happen around southeastern Baltimore County. Dean Crawford and the Dunn’s River Band have been a big attraction at past heritage fairs.
A Jamaican-born singer/ songwriter, Crawford moved to Baltimore in 1990 and quickly became a part of the music scene. After meeting band mate Kenny Wise at a karaoke bar, they officially formed Dean Crawford and the Dunn’s River Band in 1996 and started playing gigs in the Essex and Dundalk areas.
Today, Crawford, who won the Songwriter of the Year in 2015 and Country Entertainer of the Year in 2016 at the Maryland Music Awards, has written more than 500 songs, produced four cd’s and has sold over 20,000 copies locally and independently, according to the band’s official website, www.simplydean.com.
Dean was also chosen by the Governor to represent the country lifestyle and genre through his music and is bolstered by live performances on FOX, WMAR and WJZ Channel 13 morning shows. He enjoys air time on WPOC 93.1, WFRE 99.9 and WMJQ 98.7.
Crawford made a name for himself after winning the Songwriter of the Year award in 2015 and Country Entertainer of the Year in 2016 at the Maryland Music Awards. He is most known for performing high energy contemporary and traditional country music hits with backup from his six-piece band.
Dean and Dunn’s River Band have opened up for notable Nashville greats such as Neal McCoy, Buddy Jewel, Montgomery Gentry, Jamie O’Neil, Bucky Covington, and were invited to open for George Jones in his last public appearance.
Dean Crawford and the Dunn’s River Band