June  2007
Pictures by Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts.com
Dionne Chinn
Dionne was born in Buffalo,
New York, and she was
introduced to performing during
the summer of 1977 when she
showed-up at rehearsal for her
family's rock-n'-roll band.
Captivated by her aunt's rendition
of Fleetwood Mac's  "Dreams", a
wide-eyed, little girl stepped-up to
the microphone for a chance to
sing. Although the other family
members didn't take Dionne
seriously at the time, she vowed to
someday fulfill her passion for
singing and entertaining an
audience. After high school,
Dionne began studying Aviation
Management in both Florida &
Alabama, and later received her
pilot's license. As she migrated
West, Dionne landed in  Tucson,
AZ., in the early 1990's and
discovered a genuine appreciation
for such artists as Garth Brooks,
Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn,
and George Strait. The storytelling
impact of Country Music
describing life's hardships and
good times both touched her as
well as inspired Dionne in an
extraordinary way to evoke her own
natural talents and instincts to craft
heartfelt lyrics and melodies in
writing. Earlier in life, Dionne
became familiar with the
enormous talents of Patsy Cline,
Tammy Wynette,  Kenny Rogers,
Dolly Parton, & Linda Ronstadt
which collectively gave her "points
on a compass" so to speak.
Having absorbed the energy  and
influence of rock n' roll and the
soothing presence of rhythm &
blues, Dionne was ready to design
her own original Country style with
an emphasis on a Country Blues/
Honky-Tonk sound. While living in
Florida between 1997-1999,
Dionne began singing in a studio
environment as a "demo" singer at
an independent music production
company in Pembroke Pines, FL.
Finally, it was time to make the big
move to Nashville in January 1999
where she began working with
several independent producers to
develop a "signature sound".
Dionne began singing at the local
clubs such as Tootsie's Orchid
Lounge, Broken Spoke Saloon,
Legends Corner, and the world
famous Wildhorse Saloon. After
doing a fabulous rendition of  The
National Anthem at The Gaylord
Entertainment Center,
TheNashville Music Guide gave
Dionne some well-deserved
acclaim and recognition  as "ready
to turn some heads on The
Row".Finally, it was time to make
the big move to Nashville in
January 1999 where she began
working with several independent
producers to develop a "signature
sound". Dionne began singing at
the local clubs such as Tootsie's
Orchid Lounge, Broken Spoke
Saloon, Legends Corner, and the
world famous Wildhorse Saloon.
After doing a fabulous rendition of  
The National Anthem at The
Gaylord Entertainment Center, The
Nashville Music Guide gave
Dionne some well-deserved
acclaim and recognition  as "ready
to turn some heads on The Row".
Dionne has worked extensively
with long-time independent
Nashville producer & friend
Charles English to cultivate her
unique sound, and to preserve the
best of both the Traditional Country
story-telling aspects, as well as
the Contemporary Country music
sounds to thus reinforce the
ingenuity of the art form. She
absolutely loves singing for an
audience, and takes a very
energetic approach to performing
while paying tribute to her heroes
along the way both Wynonna Judd
& Travis Tritt. Is Nashville ready for
this incredible honky-tonk female?
Does originality mean anything
anymore? Can she stand
toe-to-toe with the likes of Waylon,
Poppa Hag, & Bocephus, whom
she dearly loves? Most definitely!
It's long overdue! Enjoy the music.  
Dionne Chinn Website
www.dionnechin.com
Gary
The late Douglas Griffiths
Dionne Chinn
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Jimbo Hagey Junior
Richard Norman
Jamon Scott
Tony Beazley
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See pictures of Jam-A-Que 2007, a Southern Rock event  featuring The Outfit
with JoJo Billingsley from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Southern Boys, special guest Jane Van
Zant and others.Plus: A Tribute to Marshall Tucker's George McCorkle
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Pat Adams
Barney Evers
The late Alan Spike
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