Thursday, June 11, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Dusty Drake

Artist:Dusty Drake
Song:One More Time
Album:Dusty Drake

Country singer Dusty Drake had brief success on the country charts with this song written in the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. There were several songs like this that were hits at the time. Drake hasn't had much luck since then. He was born Dean Buffalini Feb. 23, 1964 in Monaca, PA. He started out playing drums in local bands and was an air traffic controller before moving to Nashville in 1993. He changed his name to Dusty Drake because a manager told him there were too many Deans in Nashville. He co-wrote the song C-O-U-N-T-R-Y which was a hit for Joe Diffie in 1996. He continued to write until he signed with Warner Bros. in 2002. One Last Time was the second single from his 2003 debut CD Dusty Drake. It reached #26 on the Country Singles chart. It's one of several songs written after the 9/11 bombings that were country music hits. The song was written by veteran songwriters Kerry Kurt Phillips and Patrick Jason Matthews. Phillips biggest hit was the 2005 George Strait hit She Let Herself Go. Matthews biggest hit was the 2005 Billy Currington hit Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right. Drake's album was produced by veteran producers Paul Worley and Billy Crain. He seemed to be off to a good start. But when a 2004 single from his next album didn't do well, Warners dropped him. Dusty Drake is available as a budget CD. Drake signed with Big Machine Records in 2007. An album was recorded. But when the single Say Yes only reached #36 on the Country Singles chart, Big Machine shelved the album and dropped Drake. Drake has released one single since then and has seemingly disappeared. I guess at 51 years of age Drake is too old to be an up and coming country artist. Here's a video for One More Time by Dusty Drake.

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