Press Release

Nashville, TN - BMI (Broadcast Music International) and award winning songwriting legend Dean Dillon are proud to present the 5th Annual Mountain High Music Festival on January 16-19, 2019, in Mt Crested Butte, CO. The three day festival will feature a variety of exclusive, intimate settings that will showcase world class singer/songwriters and recording artists, along with burgeoning up and coming hit makers.

Dean Dillon originally launched Mountain High Music Festival in 2015, and has watched the festival grow larger each year. “You’ll never have another chance to experience this once in a lifetime weekend,” says Dillon. “ I can’t wait.” Dillon has had an unprecedented songwriting career. George Strait has recorded 70 of his songs, and he’s had numerous hits by artists like Kenny Chesney, Alabama, Toby Keith, Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack and more. His song success has spanned decades and continues to impact new generations. Many of his songs have reached country standard status, including “The Chair” and “Tennessee Whiskey”, the latter scoring an ACM Nomination for 2016 Song of The Year. His incredible career was made into a documentary, Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story, and was released on September 19, 2017 and he has just been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Dillon has recently launched his own record label, Dean Dillon’s Wildcatter Records and signed 2016 Winner of NBC’s The Voice, soul country founder Sundance Head, who will be performing at the festival, giving festival attendees a preview of his debut album, Stained Glass And Neon (produced by Dillon), out January 28.

One of the featured headliners, Jamey Johnson, is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. After a successful songwriting career of penned hits for Toby Keith, George Strait and others, Johnson skyrocketed his solo career with songs like “The Dollar”, “High Cost of Living” and “In Color”. Kiefer Sutherland, who rose to fame as an accomplished film and television actor with an array of awards including two Emmy® Awards, GOLDEN GLOBE®, and SAG Awards®, recently performed 50 shows in 7 countries in less than 3 months during his 2018 Reckless North American and European tour and has developed his career as a touring and recording artist as a respected guitarist and vocalist. Country Music star Craig Morgan has risen to iconic status in country music as a hitmaker, television star, and respected Grand Ole Opry member. He’s had 25 Billboard hits including: “This Ole Boy,” ”Almost Home," "Redneck Yacht Club," and "That's What I Love About Sunday.” Other featured performers include Pam Tillis, Scotty Emerick, Kendell Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience, James Otto, Ben Burgess, Lance Carpenter, Jesse Rice, Jordan Rainer, Marla Cannon, and Sonia Leigh.

Nestled in the winter wonderland of Mt. Crested Butte, Mountain High Music Fest’s intimate atmosphere provides the setting for profound performances where artists can sing, swap stories and mingle with attendees in a three day long musical adventure, while providing some down time during the day for attendees to take in the sights and even participate in winter sport activities. Sirius XM's on-air personality Storme Warren will host the event and the exclusive charity auction held by festival charity partners, Tough Enough To Wear Pink (breast cancer awareness) and Adaptive Sports Center (improves the quality of life of for those with disabilities through outdoor adventure activities).

Mountain High Music Fest is sponsored by BMI, American Airlines, Tito’s Vodka, Elevation Hotel and Spa, Adaptive Sports, Cattlemen's Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink, HD Radio, Suntrust Bank, Rocklin Guitars, Black Diamond Row, Mitchell Wealth Management, Bedell Guitars, 291 Distillery, TenderFooter Outfitters, Action Adventures, Dean Dillon's Wildcatter Records, Read's Jewelers, Hope Family Wines, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Codigo1530, and Wildcatters Network.

Visit for full schedule of events and performances. VIP Passes, Bronze Passes and General Admission Tickets available.

For more information, contact: Sheryl Steinmeyer, Mountain High Music Fest Director 504.442.0491