The Garth Guy

Authentic tribute to Garth Brooks 

Dean Simmons followed the footsteps of his father, uncle and grandfather to a life of performing country music. At seven years old, Dean was strumming his guitar with his father’s band. Later, he co-founded the Scotty and Dean band with Scotty Alexander, before forming the Dean Simmons Band. They performed nightclubs, fairs and festivals all over the Pacific Northwest. They also had the honor of performing for our heroic military servicemen and women at bases all over the Far East, the Caribbean, the South Pacific as well as the US. 

By 1992 Garth Brooks was dominating the charts, and Dean found himself loving and learning Garth’s music. After hearing many comments on how remarkably close he sounded on Garth’s songs, Dean set his sights on building an act to pay tribute to this modern country music icon. After extensive study of Garth’s music, concert footage and music videos, not only could he mimic Garth’s music, but he was also able to emulate his mannerisms; the walk, the talk, the laugh, and most importantly, the ability to engage and connect with an audience. 

Dean began his career as a Garth Brooks tribute artist in 1994. In ‘96, producer John Stuart discovered and hired him to perform in the world famous “Legends in Concert” in Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Atlantic City, and several tours and one-night performances throughout the USA and Canada. Since then, Dean has also produced his own 90-minute “GarthGuy LIVE!” show based on Garth’s live concerts. In the last few years, he teamed up with an extremely talented vocalist who happens to have a stunning resemblance to Garth’s wife and duet partner, Trisha Yearwood. The “Two of a Kind” show was born. Dean then recruited the top Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tribute artists to join the team adding “Country Couples” to his collection of offerings. The Reception has been overwhelming. Dean has since produced these shows for hundreds of very satisfied clients including casinos, fairs, festivals, corporate events, universities, rodeos, and private parties from coast to coast, as well as overseas. 

Now that Garth Brooks is out of retirement, people want to see him even more. His tickets at Wynn Las Vegas are now $250.00 each. Four months of shows sell out within a few hours hours. The phone lines are tied up, and it is literally like trying to win a radio contest just to BUY these tickets. Garth’s show is truly the most exclusive ticket in Las Vegas.

Dean Simmons now celebrates over 16 years of giving audiences across the country the a live Garth Brooks experience that is performed with respect and amazing accuracy. His shows are a real sincere tribute Garth Brooks… and his music.