Mary Lyn Dias Bio:
Who says California aint country? Mary Lyn Dias was born and raised in Southern California and has been singing country music since the ripe old age of seven. Mary first appeared on a San Bernardino TV show for which her father was the music producer. Along with her brother David, she became a regular on the show. By the age of 15, Mary was performing with recording group Brush Arbor and signed to her first deal with Edge Records. Her single release of Hank Williams I Saw the Light got raves from critics and went to ..5 on Cashbox. It was during these years that she honed her skills as a performer and a musician. Mary performed at bluegrass festivals and venues such as The Whiskey-A-Go-Go, The Troubadour and The Palomino with her Dobro pickin brother, David Dias and his bands. Marys first experience on the road was as a backup singer on an early Tanya Tucker West Coast tour. She later went on to tour with Hoyt Axton from 1980 to 1984. Again critics as well as audiences loved her, and it was rare that a review failed to give special mention to Mary Lyn's powerful version of You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man. Mary appears on the Hoyt Axton Live album. Coming off the road, Mary formed her own band, The Buffalo Chips, and got a steady gig at the local American Legion Post where she performed for 11 years until moving to Nashville in 1994. She filled her spare time with writing, doing demo work and performing at every opportunity. Her songwriting credits include Maybe the Moon Will Shine, a 1992 title cut for MCA artist Marsha Thornton, co-written with Johnny Pierce. Also in 1992, while writing and showcasing, one of her tapes found its way to producer Pete Anderson. Pete was impressed enough to ask Mary Lyn to appear on his project A Town South Of Bakersfield Vol. 3. Marys rockin country challenge to fickle suitors, River of Love, is featured on the project. She has a worked with many other writers including Jeff Silbar, Larry Cordle, Teddy Gentry, Jan Buckingham and more. In addition to live shows and studio work, Mary also has several TV appearances under her belt such as Austin City Limits and Hee Haw with Hoyt Axton. She was also a finalist on You Can Be A Star and Charlie Daniels Talent Roundup. Just before moving to Nashville, Mary appeared on the Music Citys American Magazine where she performed her tender ballad of first love and broken hearts Pirate Road. Mary continues writing and performing, gracing and pleasing audiences everywhere with her soulful, haunting voice and passionate lyrics. Her latest project Ill Introduce You To My Heart is now available and a new project is in the works.