Songwriter, Producer // Banjo & Guitar on John Denver's ABC TV Special
Songs recorded by Mickey Gilley, John Schneider, Doyle Holly
Producer of over 100 Radio / TV Jingles and 40 Americana music albums
Banjo & Guitar on Ford, Chevy, McDonalds TV commercials
Background music on Saturday Night Live, Sopranos, many other TV shows


Election Year CD         



"Election Year"
"Slippery Shoulders"


  It's Election Year and what I fear is that same old brand of blue ribbon beer." Country Music or Bluegrass,  get Ready for some lyrical fun mixed with some political punches.  Throw in a protest song, mix in a couple of new classic jukebox songs, some country gospel songs and you've got your foot tappin' and a smile on your face.  Country Music has once again refreshed its roots with acoustic instruments mixed with pedal steel guitar and homespun songs.  Another Collector's Item from the Snow River Music Group, and another view from the Great Mountain Country of North Idaho
  1. Election Year
  2. Movieland
  3. Slippery Shoulders
  4. Let Me Ride On That Train
  5. Fallin in Love Again
  6. Holler Jam
  7. A Man and His Truck
  8. Gold in the Mountains
  9. Good News
  10. Star Spangled Banjo

Five String Music / BMI. All songs written by Dennis Coats, except "Falling In Love Again," co-written with Charley Packard, and "Star Spangled Banjo" an arrangement by Dennis Coats of the National Anthem written by Francis Scott Key. Produced by Dennis Coats / Snow River Music. Re-mix by Dave Gunter. Photos by Carol Ann Coats. Thanks to the players: Doug Bond on mandolin, Tom D'Orazi on pedal steel, Dave Gunter on harmony vocals, Carol Ann Coats on harmony vocals and shaker, Dennis Coats on lead vocals and 5 string banjo and guitar.