Dennis Dearing

When he was four years old, Dennis received one of his best Christmas gifts ever, a tiny Roy Rogers acoustic guitar that began his love of music and specifically the guitar. After high school, he moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University, an institution which boasts such former students as country stars Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Dennis studied Music Business, played guitar for the university’s group, The Belmont Reasons, and received his BBA.Upon graduation, Dennis went on the road, touring with such artists as Farrell and Farrell, Geoff Moore and country artist Charley McClain. When at home he was in demand as a session guitarist. He went on to open his own recording studio, Menace Music, in Franklin, Tennessee, in 1990. Since that time, he has lent his producing, writing, engineering and performing talents to projects featuring such contemporary Christian artists as Kathy Troccoli, Sara Evans, The Martins, Nicol Smith, Aaron-Jeffrey, Pat Boone, Larnelle Harris, Rick Cua, Scott Krippayne, David Phelps, Sheri Easter, Karen Peck, The Ruppes, Kenny Marks, Crossway and Tonya Goodman.

He has performed on numerous No. 1 singles, including 4HIM’s “Basics of Life,” “Why,” and “He Never Changes,” as well as Greg Long’s “Mercy Said No,” Al Denson’s “To Forgive,” and Billy and Sarah Gaines’ “Same all the Time.”

Dennis has produced recordings for fledgling singers and established artists, with his name appearing on projects by EMI Christian Music Group, Benson Music Group, Word Entertainment, Song Time Kids, Butterfly Kids, Spring Hill Music Group, Broken Records and many more. He also has been involved in artist development for companies such as the Benson Company and Chimney Hill Productions. He produced the first solo project of the Peasall Sisters, who are featured on the multi-platinum-selling soundtrack for the hit movie, “Oh Brother Where Art Thou.”

He has been honored with GMA Dove Award nominations and is now focused on production and mentoring the next group of artists and producers.

Menace Music
PO Box 682501
Franklin, TN 37068-2501


June 21, 2006


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