Module 2: Artist Interviews
Aron Dees

Wyoming may have the lowest population of all fifty states. But the great Cowboy State just may be responsible for introducing one of the biggest talents for the country music world. From an area renowned for the beauty and diversity of its grand landscape comes a unique voice steeped in those very same characteristics; from a state standing on its hallowed Native American roots arises country at its purest. A pure country voice inspired with a fervent cowboy heart. It’s a combination only Wyoming could produce. And why you need to meet Aron Dees, an artist ready to take you on the ride of your life.

Exclusive Audio Interview With Aron Dees

Though born in Lakin, Kansas, Dees was raised in Wyoming and lived there most of his life; it’s where he calls home. Which fits him just right. Aron Dees has long been doing what homefolks do: working ranches, following the rodeo circuit, and working hard. When asked what he likes most about his home state, the aspiring singer immediately states, “the wide open spaces.” And wide open sums up perfectly how the door to country music swung for him.

Dees credits his mom for introducing him to country music early in his life. And while he would benefit in other ways from his father, thanks to his mother, he grew up on a steady diet of traditional country the likes of Patsy Cline and George Strait. But when asked about his biggest influence, there is no hesitation and his admiration is palpable.”Chris LeDoux. No doubt about it. I love Chris and the music he made. It’s Wyoming music, cowboy music. I owned every single one of his tapes and couldn’t get enough. Then I was in a rodeo crowd and actually got to meet Chris; he signed my rodeo card and that has been one of the biggest highlights of my life. Because I can relate to him and every single he sand. You have to know what details that kind of life, out on the prairie or on a cattle drive.

It really meant something to me. It still does.” And it’s no doubt. Dees has lived the cowboy life. As a teenager, he found that school wasn’t a good fit and left before graduation. With a long-held dream of owning his own ranch safely tucked away in his heart, he headed to Nebraska with a buddy to work ranches. While tending cattle and fencing the prairie, he began team-roping on the rodeo circuit and fell in love with the lifestyle. It was a perfect fit and would serve as the catalyst for his move toward music.

“I would be out riding fences in Nebraska and just started putting words together. Maybe boredom drove me to it, but suddenly I found myself with phrases coming together in my head. It was when I actually started writing songs. I was 16 years old and had no idea what was about to happen to me.” Fate would step in to spur young Dees and his music along. At 18, he returned to his beloved Wyoming to earn his GED and began dating his future wife. It was at this point that he knew music was going to be important to him and his life.

Wyoming may have the lowest population of all fifty states. But the great Cowboy State just may be responsible for introducing one of the biggest talents for the country music world. From an area renowned for the beauty and diversity of its grand landscape comes a unique voice steeped in those very same characteristics; from a state standing on its hallowed Native American roots arises country at its purest. A pure country voice inspired be a fervent cowboy heart. It’s a combination only Wyoming could produce. And why you need to meet Aron Dees, an artist ready to take you on the ride of your life.