Country Couples is comprised of four seasoned entertainers who share a vision of providing the highest quality product available. We have recruited the very best tribute artist for each character presented. Tribute shows of this caliber allow clients with a smaller national act budget to experience the drawing power of this unique show concept. If your audience likes country music, give them a show they will want to see – and never forget!
Chad began working in the music industry in 1992 as an apprentice studio engineer at LSI Recording Studio, on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. During this time, and up until 1994, he was also mixing FOH for Curb recording artist Eric Hamilton Band. From there he was employed as a studio engineer for Co-Heart music, where he was also signed as a songwriter in 1995. From 1996 to 1997 Chad was employed as a sound and lighting technician with Nashville Cartage and Sound, where he was responsible for setup and display of PA and lighting equipment. While continuing to work as a live sound engineer, Chad began performing as a Tim McGraw impersonator at numerous casinos throughout the United States. Also in 1998, he signed his second songwriting contract with Tanasi Music Group as well as an Artist Management Agreement with Fortune 500 entrepreneur, Ed Arnold. This led to the recording of his first album and the production of a music video. During the year 2000, Chad took a break from performing and began touring as a sound/lighting technician and MC with Dean Hall Enterprises on the Winston NASCAR circuit. From 2001 to present, Chad has been performing live nationwide, while continuing to use his production experience on various live and studio projects. He is Company Manager and Entertainer in a major Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
Jennifer grew up as a shy child in an outgoing ethnic family. Overweight and uninterested in school, she would escape to her room singing at the top of her lungs to an imaginary audience. Such artists as Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand, and Aretha Franklin would be heard throughout the neighborhood. In a chance encounter at 18, a friend would hear her sing and suggest she get in shape and fulfill her lifelong dream of performing in front of a real audience. That vote of confidence was all it took. At 19 she started singing in major casinos all over the Las Vegas strip and eventually was the principal vocalist in major shows such as Folies Bergere` and Legends in Concert. After a while, Jennifer went on to perfect a tribute to one of her favorite singers, Linda Ronstadt and appear in Atlantic City, NJ; Branson, MO; Myrtle Beach, SC showrooms, just to name a few.
In 1995 she won the title of Miss Nevada and went on to win the Talent Award at the 1995-96 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. With that title she was able to mentor thousands of kids about how to raise their self-esteem and overcome hardships. She has been in many plays and musicals through out this time and she would also perform and record with Julio Eglasias and Debbie Reynolds. In 1998 she braved the Harlem audience to get a standing ovation at Showtime at the Apollo. Jennifer competed on the reality TV show “The Entertainer, Starring Wayne Newton” upon which she was showcased internationally. She displayed charisma, leadership, talent and professionalism throughout the whole competition, which brought her to be one of the three finalists with an amazing finish. She immediately went on to sing back up for Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, in his show.
Recently, she won the appreciation of Mr. Don Rickles when she opened for him at the HBO Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This multitalented woman has sang, danced and acted her way through stage, television and the silver screen yet still manages to stay a bit shy like the girl next door she’ll always be.
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Dean followed the footsteps of his father, uncle and grandfather to a life of performing country music. At just seven years old, he was strumming his guitar with his dad and his band. His theatrical education included acting, lighting design, sound engineering and technical direction for video and live performance.
After graduation, Dean formed a band where he played lead guitar and sang country hits of the early nineties. The band quickly rose to popularity performing in nightclubs, fairs and festivals all over the Pacific Northwest. They also had the honor of performing for our military servicemen and women at bases here in the U.S., the Caribbean, South Pacific and the Far East. By 1992 Garth Brooks was King and Dean found himself learning and loving Garth’s brand of music. After receiving so much positive feedback, he set his sights on paying tribute to this modern country music giant. By studying the songs, concert footage and music videos, not only could he perform Garth’s music, but he was also able to emulate his mannerisms, the walk, the talk, even the laugh. In 1994, Dean began his career as a Garth Brooks tribute artist and has since become one of the most sought-after acts in the industry. In 1996, after appearing in various other tribute shows, producer John Stuart hired him to perform in “Legends in Concert” in Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, SC and countless short tours and one-night performances across the country. In 1998, while looking to expand his act, Dean produced and directed his own 90-minute “GarthGuy LIVE!” concert based on Garth’s live show. The reception was overwhelming and he has since performed for hundreds of very satisfied clients including corporate event sponsors, fairs, festivals, casinos, and universities from coast to coast, and abroad.
While the real Garth Brooks is enjoying his retirement with his family in Oklahoma, Dean, aka GarthGuy, now celebrates 15 years of giving audiences across the country the best representation of what they might never get to see, “Garth Brooks, Live.”
Born and raised in Northern California, Kathy followed the footsteps of her father, beginning her musical endeavors at age 10. After moving to Las Vegas in the early eighties Kathy performed throughout the Vegas Valley, while maintaining a full time career in the hotel industry. In 1993 Kathy convinced a few local tavern owners to invest in some sound equipment and add live entertainment to the various clubs and soon began entertaining as an evening hobby. The old timers were a little slow to warm to the idea, but Kathy was undaunted with her compilation of Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves tunes. Soon the clientele in the taverns turned out in droves and one thing led to another. “I went to a night club after a costume party and I was dressed like Madonna’s Vogue- look, the response and reaction from people was an overwhelming experience, they really thought I was the Material Girl.
“After that incident I became more intrigued with how different I could make myself look” she said. After singing a Wynonna song, a friend suggested that Kathy try to pay tribute the young singing Judd. This was just the beginning. The next day she went on a shopping spree for red wigs, western wardrobe and a guitar. A few years later, it was suggested to Kathy she add another tribute to her repertoire to include the country crooner, Trisha Yearwood, since many people commented on the eerie similarity to the country star’s natural look and style. Kathy continues to perform in front of audiences nationwide as often as she can.