Dale Pyatt
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Dale Pyatt is an award winning songwriter penning songs that cross many music genres including Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Roots, and even island style music. On February 7, 2013, Dale will release a new self-titled album that includes a collection of his original songs and those co-written by Bill Castle, Mark “Brink” Brinkman, Charlie Hall and Steve Thomas. Dale is joined on the album by the talents of: Jenee Fleenor, Steve Thomas,Aaron McDaris, Randy Kohrs, Tommy White, Shaun Apple, Randy Brown, Nathan Thomas, and Daniel Grindstaff.

Dale Pyatt, who is a long time supporter of the Secretariat Foundation, performed “Run Secretariat Run” during the 2011 Secretariat Festival. Due to overwhelming response from the festival attendees, this original toe-tapping tune honoring the Big Red champion was released as the first single from Dale’s new album. The song is also available for purchase at Secretariat.com.

Dale Pyatt and Steve Thomas are the writers of the song, “Life Goes On” winner of the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association’s RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR award. The song appears on the LIFE GOES ON album by the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer released last year on Rural Rhythm Records. This beautiful song was also released as a music video that includes the talents of Jerry Salley, Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Randy Kohrs, Rickey Wasson and more. It can be viewed at youtube, DalePyatt.com and many more sites. Proceeds of the album benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. For more information on the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer, please visit www.bluegrassclassic.com.
Dale Pyatt and The Chicken Grease Band are now on tour performing their high energy concerts at festivals and venues around the country.

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Dale Pyatt was born on December 28, 1960 in the little Ozark town of Viburnum, Missouri. He also spent time visiting grandparents in Boss, Mo. and on a farm near Flat River MO. He moved to Columbia Mo. when he was around 5 years old when his dad started building Holiday Inns and his mom got a job at Shelter Ins. Co. Dale has an older sister, Lynda whom he deeply loves. She lives in St. Pete, Fla. Dale’s parents divorced when he was 7. His sister went to college and Fla. with my dad and Dale stayed with his Mom. He attended Parkade Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High, David H. Hickman High School and Columbia College for a little while. College just wasn’t for Dale as he was way too wild and couldn’t sit still for more than two minutes. Dales says, “all he wanted was a job and girlfriend. We all have regrets I guess. I just always had this music in me.”

Dale has fond memories of his Grandma Pyatt. She was the singer in the family and as Dale says, she could outsing the world. “I wish I had her voice on tape. She would always sing to me, in the mornings, all day and at night when she would pray before bed. I remember I was 16 years old and I went to see her and I took an old junk guitar and played a song and sang for her. I'll never forget she said - ‘well that was pretty good, but I sure wish you would sing gospel music.’ That statement has never left my mind. I remember in third grade my teacher told me I was a poet and it made me mad. I said ‘no I'm not! I'm a baseball player.’ That never left my mind either,” said Dale.

Dale started writing songs when he left home and was working for his Dad. They traveled a lot doing construction for many years. Dale would pick and write in his spare time. He got his first gig in 1989 when a friend, Andy Rucker from Waco, Kentucky turned him on to playing pizza joints for dollars. He soon realized he could make gas money singing and he’s done this ever since.

Around 10 years ago, Dale’s friend, Monty Brock took him to the mountains of Kentucky and introduced him to Randy Hayes. Randy liked his singing so they recorded Dale’s first record. They recorded songs Dale had written and also a Keith Whitley tune that he had played with Keith. “Miami My Amy is awesome to me because we recorded it like they played it on the road. The arrangement was different than the record. I'm really proud of that record,” said Dale.

One rainy day, Dale traveled to Nashville, Tennessee with Elmer Burchett and sang at the Ryman on a tour. It moved Dale’s soul and changed his life forever. He met Steve Thomas and they recorded the song, “Farmin Town” that Dale sang at the Ryman that day. He and Steve started recording and writing with and have since recorded 32 songs together and Dale credits Steve with teaching him a lot about the music business. Radio Host, Charlie Hall started playing Dale’s music on his country radio show and the two have become good friends. Steve Thomas introduced Dale to Darrel Adkins in 2006 and the rest is history so to speak.
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