Poets and Prophets Series
Honoring Dean Dillon
at the
Country Music Hall of Fame
November 1, 2008

Con was honored to be asked to perform at the recent Poets and Prophets Series to pay tribute to his good friend, musician and songwriter Dean Dillon.

Dean, pictured here on the right, receives a copy of the poster touting the special event from the evening's host Michael Gray, left.

Dean is one of the most well-known songwriters in Nashville, having penned hit songs for artists Garth Brooks, Keith Whitley, Pam Tillis, Lee Ann Womack, George Strait, Kenny Chesney and our very own Con just to name a few.....

Dean is pictured here with his good friend and fellow musician and singer/songwriter Scotty Emerick.

Con and Dean have been great buddies since the 70's and the two were happy to have the opportunity to perform a couple of songs together for the crowd.
The admiration, respect and closeness the two friends share is very evident...
...and Con is very proud to have the opportunity for himself and so many others in the industry to give Dean the recognition he so richly deserves.
A lot of industry people were on hand to pay tribute to their songwriting friend, including Lee Ann Womack, who has recorded several of Dean's songs. She and Con had a few moments to catch up.
Here are just a few of the friends there that evening:

Top Left, left to right - Legendary songwriter Hank Cochran, Con, Dean, and Scotty Emerick;

Top Right, left to right - Legendary songwriter and producer Buddy Cannon, Hank Cochran, Dean, Dean's wife, Susie, and host of the event, Michael Gray;

Center - Songstress Lee Ann Womack and Dean;

Bottom Left, left to right - Con, Hall of Fame Event Manager Laurie Dashper, Singer/songwriters Kent Blazy, and Cory Batten;

Bottom Right, left to right Con, Michael Gray, Legendary songwriter and musician Whitey Shafer, Hank Cochran, Dean and Scotty Emerick.

Here is Dean with his lovely wife, Susie. Most musicians, singers, songwriters, etc. will quickly say that the only way they are able to pursue their creative passion is with the support of their loved ones, and I'm sure Dean feels that way, too. This was indeed a beautiful evening, and one that all of these gifted people will always remember.....
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