Dionne Chinn

Dionne Chinn

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"Modern Country with a Blues Edge"

Biography

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”.

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 to do it her way? Does originality mean anything anymore? Can she stand toe-to-toe with the likes of Waylon, Poppa Hag, Miss Loretta Lynn, & Bocephus, whom she dearly loves? Most definitely! It’s long overdue! Enjoy the music & let the good times roll once again!

Discography

'Where Does Love Go From Here'-(c)2004-10 tracks
All tracks have streaming airplay from www.dionnechinn.com, CD Baby.com, Rhapsody, &
iTunes.

Set List

Tracks 1-8 on the debut CD including covers of "Breakdown"-Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; "Separate Ways"-Gary Moore; "Long Train Running-Doobie Brothers;
sets usually last 45 minutes- 1 hour.