BMI Country Icon Honoree Dean Dillon Hosts Mountain High Music Festival

BMI’s 2013 Country Icon, Dean Dillon, recently hosted the inaugural Mountain High Music Festival at Elevation Hotel and Spa in Crested Butte, Colo. The five-day festival took place Jan. 14-18, and featured performances from Robert Earl Keen, Lee Brice, Sonia Leigh, Thompson Square, Due West, Brooke Eden, and more.

The event will donate more than $80,000 to charities including Tough Enough To Wear Pink, and Adaptive Sports Center.

“Wow! What a festival! We promised up close and personal and boy was it ever. Robert Earl was amazing. Heard a lot of comments of him putting on the best show he’s ever done and I tend to agree. We’ve been friends for years and I think he just went all out for us. A big thank you to all the sponsors and attendees. Chomping at the bit for next year. Blessings!” says Dillon.

GAC TV’s “Headline Country” host Storme Warren served as Master of Ceremonies.

Pictured (L-R): Festival host and 2013 BMI Country Icon Dean Dillon poses with fellow BMI songwriter Robert Earl Keen after a performance.

Pictured (L-R): Festival host and 2013 BMI Country Icon Dean Dillon poses with fellow BMI songwriter Robert Earl Keen after a performance. Photo: BMI

Pictured (L-R): Mark Mason (BMI), Earl Simmons (SunTrust), Lee Brice (Curb Records), Bryan Bolton (SunTrust), Dustin Miller (SunTrust), Storme Warren (MC for the event and Host of Sirius XM "The Highway"  & GAC's "Headline Country"), Mason Hunter (BMI)

Pictured (L-R): Mark Mason (BMI), Earl Simmons (SunTrust), Lee Brice (Curb Records), Bryan Bolton (SunTrust), Dustin Miller (SunTrust), Storme Warren (MC for the event and Host of Sirius XM “The Highway” & GAC’s “Headline Country”), Mason Hunter (BMI). Photo: BMI

Pictured: David Preston (BMI); Dusty Miller (Suntrust); Joe D'Angelo (HD Radio); Matt Lopez(Due West); Sonia Leigh (BMI writer); Dean Dillon, Bryan Bolton (Suntrust); Colin Lake (BMI writer); Mason Hunter, Steve Newberry (BMI Board MEmber); Storme Warren (Host, and Headline Country Radio Personality); Bottom row: Leslie Roberts (BMI); Earl Simmons (Suntrust); Brad and Tim of Due West; Brooke Eden; Mary Loving (BMI)

Pictured: David Preston (BMI); Dusty Miller (Suntrust); Joe D’Angelo (HD Radio); Matt Lopez(Due West); Sonia Leigh (BMI writer); Dean Dillon, Bryan Bolton (Suntrust); Colin Lake (BMI writer); Mason Hunter, Steve Newberry (BMI Board MEmber); Storme Warren (Host, and Headline Country Radio Personality); Bottom row: Leslie Roberts (BMI); Earl Simmons (Suntrust); Brad and Tim of Due West; Brooke Eden; Mary Loving (BMI). Photo: BMI

Thompson Square performs at Mountain High Music Festival. Photo: BMI

Thompson Square performs at Mountain High Music Festival. Photo: BMI

 

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