Texas country singer, songwriter, guitarist, television host, and on-screen personality Ali Dee is used to wearing a lot of different hats as her career in the entertainment industry multi-blossomed seemingly everywhere at once.
She came to country music while spending her summers in the mountains of North Carolina as a child, listening to everyone from Dolly Parton to the Dixie Chicks. She picked up guitar and started writing songs while she was in high school, and has since performed her brand of country on the Texas/Oklahoma Red Dirt circuit. She’s one of the only independent female country artists in history to break into the iTunes TOP 20 country chart with the Sept 2012 release of her debut EP, Sweet Southern EP. As a live performer, she’s shared the stage with country legends like Clint Black, Randy Travis, Charley Pride, as well as popular red dirt acts the Casey Donahew Band, No Justice, Bart Crow, Kyle Park, Josh Abbott Band and many more.
Concurrently, she became a regular television presence as a TV and arena host for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, as part of the broadcast team for Fox Sports’ national coverage of Championship Bull Riding, and for her role on two seasons of the CMT television show Texas Women, in which she had three original songs featured.
Ali Dee also has designed and developed a successful fashion line, the Ali Dee Collection, which appears in over 150 boutiques and western stores across the country, for “strong women who are proud of who they are and where they come from.”
Since 1996, Chris has been an integral part of the NBA’s World Champion Dallas Mavericks broadcast team, serving as the Mavs game night emcee. Prior to becoming the first ever emcee in the NBA he worked as courtside reporter on the Mavericks television broadcasts. In addition to his Mavericks correspondence, his television experience included working as a sports reporter at WFAA TV in Dallas. Chris’ work as a Game Night Host garnered a regional sports Emmy.
Prior to WFAA, he wrote, produced, and hosted “On The Beam” a syndicated African American entertainment television show that was seen by more than 20 million households in 46 cities across the US, Japan, the Caribbean, and in 17 countries in Africa.
In the world of sports talk radio, Chris remains a popular fixture co-hosting “The GBag Nation” with Gavin Dawson on CBS radio KRLD FM “The Fan” weeknights from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.
Chris also hosted his own highly rated sports talk show from 1995-1999 on Sports Radio 1310 “The Ticket”. DFW sports radio listeners still quote lines made famous by his show, such as, “movie watching is a sport.” and “people do love lists.”.
Chris was also, for years, a part of the legendary K104 radio morning show. Skip Murphy & Company. The show dominated the DFW market for 12 years and at one point was number one for six consecutive years. “SMAC” won numerous national and local radio awards from all of the major media including Billboard Magazine’s major market morning show of the year.
Chris has covered every major sporting event the world has to offer: 25 Super Bowls, 21 NBA Finals, 2 Olympics, 13 Final Fours, 8 World Series, 26 Championship Boxing Title Fights, 25 NBA All Star Games, 8 Baseball All Star Games, 5 Pro Bowls, 15 College Football Bowl Games and even the World Cup.
Chris is also a very popular speaker and host. He’s spoken at major corporate seminars,community groups, schools, charities, Churches, sports banquets and more. From hosting events to providing career guidance to our youth, he truly enjoys reaching out and changing lives. Chris speaks in behalf of the Dallas Mavericks Speakers Bureau.