Former Broadway Singer, Teen Talent Show Star Hits Charts with New Single, ‘I Know’

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E.J. Dease, who once sang on Broadway as a teenager and won the National Junior Star Search Competition at the age of 16, is now staging a comeback as an adult with her new hit single, “I Know.” Her latest vocals resemble a cross between Martina McBride, Pam Tillis and Reba McEntire, mixed with a bit of R&B, say industry insiders, and they are found on her new 13-song CD set, “Light That Shines.”

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E.J. Dease first made her splash onto the music scene when she was only 15, on Broadway. At 16, she won the National Junior Star Search competition. She has since performed with such luminary personalities as Prince, Belinda Carlisle, David Cassidy and Savage Garden.

Now, she is making waves again in the music industry with the successful release of “I Know,” her first single. Currently on its way to becoming a chart-topping hit, music directors comment that her voice resembles Pam Tillis while firmly establishes her own style. “I Know” is now being played on over 260 radio stations in the USA and several more over seas. It is in the top 30 on the New Music Weekly chart and in the top 79 on the Nashville Music Row chart. In addition, Dease has just opened for Doug Stone in Nashville and will be at CRS 39 in Nashville, TN, March 4-7, 2008. She has also signed with OneWest Music, an up-and-coming record label with a focus on helping female artists break into the industry – a country-western scene that some insiders liken to a “good ‘ol boys” club predominantly dominated by men.

Influenced by Performers such as Dolly Parton, Sara Evens, Tanya Tucker, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, E.J. Dease brings forth a contemporary country sound that contains wide pop appeal, which has been long desired by Music Row in Nashville.

Her sound is soulful and genuine with a timeless simplicity.

About E.J. Dease:
Originally from Pennsylvania, E.J. Dease now lives in Las Vegas and is married with one child. After first attaining notoriety as a teenager when she sang on Broadway and won the National Junior Star Search competition as a pop singer (under a different name), she went on to perform with such notable musicians as Prince, Belinda Carlisle, David Cassidy and Savage Garden. Now she is breaking into the country-western music industry with her own style by releasing a CD entitled, “Light That Shines,” and her first single, “I Know.” For more information, visit

“Light That Shines,” can be purchased at .

Chuck Murphy


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