“Once you’ve heard her faintly twangy voice — it’s nearly impossible to forget.”
-Preston Jones, Star Telegram
“…You ain’t never heard country music like this before.”
-Ben Ryan, 95.9 The Ranch
-Baron Lane, Twang Nation.com
“She has a real soulful, country sound. She puts on an amazing live performance. She’s a really good songwriter, and she connects to both men and women.”
-Shayne Hollinger, 95.9 The Ranch
Summer Dean is authentic as they come. Hitting the scene at a turning point in country music and undefined genres, Summer coins her music as AMERI-TONK music. She has a distinctly thoughtful approach to writing music; raw lyrics, a bare-boned and honest voice, and an approachable confidence you see on stage as well as her sultry timelessness…she puts on a heck of a show.
Summer released her debut EP album, Unladylike, in the Summer of 2016. She also plays numerous venues around Texas while working to establish a firm-foothold in the thriving music scene of Fort Worth.
Summer has opened for buzzy Americana and Country artist like Dale Watson, Sam Outlaw, Lindi Ortega, The Cactus Blossoms, Randy Brown, Dawn & Hawkes, Cody Canada, Mike and the Moonpies, and The Derailers.
She Was chosen as one of DFW’s “ten artist you need to know, deserving to follow Leon Bridges up the charts in 2016 and one of the Five Artist on the Rise in 2017.
She was nominated for a 2016 Fort Worth Music Award in the Americana/Roots Rock category in 2017 Fort Worth Music Award for best Country & Western Arist and EP of the Year.
“With deep Texas roots, Summer Dean captures stories in her songwriting that come from her heart. Her timeless themes will touch your soul regardless of your life experiences. Her raw songwriting and vocals capture experiences that could have been pulled from other classic songwriters such as Loretta Lynn while she incorporates a modern Americana feel. From her biblical allegories found in “I Go” to classic country references found in “Queen of the Clowns,” Summer’s music is sure to have you captivated.”
-Cat Redeker, Creative Designer at Rattlesnake Customs