Country Execs Gather at Album Listening Party for ‘Voice’ Winner Sundance Head

Pictured (L-R): Alex Heiche of Sound Royalties, Misty Head, Dean Dillon, Sundance Head, John Marks of Spotify, Sheryl Steinmeyer with Sundance Head/Dean Dillon Wildcatter Records, David Preston of BMI

Country-soul singer and The Voice Season 11 winner Sundance Head and his producer, BMI Icon Dean Dillon, gathered with industry executives and influencers in Nashville on Monday night (May 20) at an exclusive listening party to celebrate Head’s new album Stained Glass and Neon.

Hosted by Sound Royalties at a venue in The Gulch, the event gave representatives from BMI, Spotify and country radio an early listen to new original songs “Working on That,” “Close Enough to Walk,” and “Showing Off” from Head’s recently-released album, which is the first project on Dillon’s new Wildcatter Records label.

During the VIP event Dillon was also presented with a special Sound Royalties’ BillionAire Award. Presented by Sound Royalties Founder and CEO Alex Heiche, the award honors creatives who have surpassed one billion song streams on online listening platforms. Heiche not only praised Dillon as an iconic songwriter, who has penned hit songs for country legends including George Strait and David Allan Coe, but also as a warm and genuine personality in the music community.

“This event truly brought together the best of old and new Nashville,” said Heiche. “It was an honor to present the legendary Dean Dillion with Sound Royalties’ signature BillionAire Award, and to hear firsthand the incredible talent of his record’s flagship artist Sundance Head, whose music will soon be taking over country radio nationwide.”

“A BIG thank you to Alex and Sound Royalties for their support and for honoring me with their first BillionAire Award,” said Dillon, CEO of Wildcatter Records. I’m just a simple music man, I love great country music and great country singers. I am so excited about this new record label and the immensely talented Sundance Head. I owe a debt of gratitude to Greg McCabe and the Wildcatters for believing in Sundance and for coming onboard with this label. Sundance has a voice like I’ve never heard and I look forward to great success in the future.”

“What can you say about a guy like Dean Dillon? A LOT! He is such a force in the songwriting, production and A&R community and I cannot believe that I get to work with him,” said Head.

Sundance just released a brand new single, “Close Enough To Walk,” which he co-wrote with Bobby Tomberlin.

Alex Heiche presenting BillionAire Award to Dean Dillon

Sundance Head performs songs from his album



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