It was a star-studded night at the Franklin Theatre for the premiere of “Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story,”—a new film directed by Cole Claassen, about the life of prolific country music songwriter Dean Dillon.
Stars packed the house for the industry-only viewing, including Brandy Clark, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mac Davis, Mo Pitney, Robert Earl Keen, Rory Feek and others.
Dillon may be the most famous man you don’t know. The songwriting genius stays mostly behind-the-scenes but has written many of the country songs you love. He has 53 Top 10 hits under his belt, including 26 No. 1 songs mostly written for the King of Country, George Strait. Some of those hits include “The Chair,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Lead On” “Marina Del Rey” and “If I Know Me.”
Although asked to tell his story many times over the years, Dillon didn’t think the time was right, until now. “Tennessee Whiskey” takes viewers on a journey through the life of Dillon, showing his quick witted sense of humor and big heart, but most of all his integrity, both creatively and personally.
One Country‘s Kelly Sutton got to chat with Dillon, Robert Earl Keen and the movie’s director, during the premiere to find out a little behind the scenes info that went into making “Tennessee Whiskey.”