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Country Duo Branch & Dean Gain Momentum

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Country Duo Branch & Dean Gain Momentum 

Featured On Billboard.com, Single Moves To #17 on MusicRow Chart & Midnite Jamboree Debut Set for September 14 
Nashville, TN (September 5, 2013) -- Country duo BRANCH & DEAN are gaining momentum following the recent signing of a management contract with Erv Woolsey.  Fans can read about the Florida natives in Chuck Dauphin's current BILLBOARD.com "The 615" feature.  Their new single, "The Dash," is charging up the MusicRow chart at #17 this week.  The jump from 18 to 17 marks the first time an Indie act has broken that barrier since the new panels were put in place.  Bookings continue to flow in, and BRANCH & DEAN will make their debut on the world-famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree Radio Show on September 14.

The duo, comprised of Steve Branch and Dean Scallan, is definitely feeling the energy upswing.  "A total vibe-changer," laughs Branch.  "And a welcome one."  The high-energy act, known for their exhilarating live performances, has been working hard promoting "The Dash" on a six-week national radio tour.  The song is a tribute to Steve's only son, Theron Steven William Branch, who passed away on March 15, 2013 following a long struggle with Cystic Fibrosis.  A portion of the proceeds from the single will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

Reviewers are calling "The Dash" -

"Imaginative and emotionally valid."
- Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow

"What a powerful performance. It's one thing for an artist to feel a connection to the music, but to make everyone else in the room feel those same emotions is really something special."
- Amanda-Marie Castillo, WJXT-TV

"Seems to hit our listeners right where it hurts, right in the heart.  It's definitely a record your listeners will react to." - Bryan Rhodes, WZKX-FM (Kicker 108)    
"Every listen to "The Dash" not only makes me reflect on my life but inspires me to be a better person. When it's done, it makes me want to hear it again."
- Ryan McCall, WGLR-FM

Steve Branch and Marlon Dean Scallan grew up in the small Jacksonville suburb of Macclenny, Florida and after 15 years of friendship the twosome officially paired in 2011 as Branch & Dean.  They have headlined fairs, festivals and clubs over the past two years, toured with Andy Griggs and shared the stage with Josh Thompson.  They recently signed a management contract with George Strait's longtime manager, Erv Woolsey.

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