Dennis Winters is the third generation of musicians in his family. His grandfather, "Pop" Winters, began the "picking" tradition with his band The Southern Strollers in late '40s. His father, Don Winters, Sr., had a successful career recording on RCA and Decca Records. Don was also a part of The Marty Robbins Show, and spent 23 years as part of his band.
Dennis and brother Donnie put together The Winters Brothers back in the '70s, and their first self-titled album was released on ATCO/Atlantic Records. It earned the band worldwide fans, featuring the hits" I Can't Help It," "Smoky Mountain Log Cabin Jones" and "Shotgun Rider," often performed by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their Soul 2 Soul tour.
The Winters Brothers Band is also well known for other southern rock classics "Sang Her Love Songs" and "Devil After My Soul," along with many others.
In the early '80s, brother Donnie left to pursue a solo career, but returned to work on "Keep On Runnin," on StarTrack Records. The band then took a break from touring while Dennis went to work for Waylon Jennings. Dennis eventually got back to writing tunes for "Southern Rockers," the band's first album in 10 years, which was released to wide critical acclaim.
As well as headlining they have toured with and played on the same bill with Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, .38 Special, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffett, Bonnie Bramlett, Wet Willie, Blackfoot, Pure Prairie League, Firefall, Dixie Dregs, Atlanta Rhythym Section, Elvin Bishop, Delbert McClinton, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and many, many more. Farm Aid, American Veterans, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and many other charities have benefitted from fund-raising concerts put on by the band.
Dennis more recently co-produced the band's fifth release, "Southwest Stampede," known in Europe as the "Sgt. Pepper of Southern Rock." He also hosts a half-hour local cable TV show featuring his acoustic side, as well as spotlighting local writers and vocalists.
Dennis' latest venture is the formation of the "Legends Of Southern Rock." Along with brother Donnie, he'll be out on the road, doing a tribute to all of the great southern rock hits, along with Jerry Eubanks, founding member and the original flute player for The Marshall Tucker Band and Tommy Crain, former lead guitar player for The Charlie Daniels Band. Between them, they have racked up numerous Billboard hits, 17 Gold, 10 Platinum, 2 Triple Platinum albums and a Grammy®!