O'Brien is an award-winning, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter
with a life-long love of aviation and flying. The Oklahoma
native inherited this passion from his pilot-father, who would
also give him his ear for music.
In 1987, after earning a degree in chemistry,
Dwayne moved to Nashville to follow his dream of a career
in music. As a founding member of the group Little Texas,
Dwayne went to the top of the charts with three number-one
hits, including " What Might Have Been", " God Blessed Texas",
and "My Love", the number two "Kick A Little", "Life
Goes On" and a string of top five's and top ten's from
1991 to '98.
To date, the group has sold over five and
one-half million records on the Warner Brothers label, and
collected the Academy of Country Music's 'Vocal Group of the
Year' award, Country Music Television's 'Video of the Year'
award for "What Might Have Been", and the Country Music Association
award for 'Album of the Year' for their contribution of "Peaceful
Easy Feeling" to the 'Common Thread; The Songs of the Eagles'
album on which Dwayne sang the lead vocal.
As a songwriter, Dwayne has won numerous
ASCAP awards including Crossover Song of the Year for" What
Might Have Been", and co-written the top-five pop hit " A
Promise Ain't Enough" for Hall and Oates with duo- member
John Oates. He continues to write for other major-label recording
artists, both in country and pop.
Dwayne's musical success allowed him to pursue his passion
for aviation, specifically his love of sport flying and aerobatics.
The majority of his flight hours have been in his Bellanca
Decathlon and his beloved Pitts S-2B. He is a member
of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental
Aircraft Association, the International Aerobatics Club, and
the Warbirds of America.
Dwayne's latest project combines his love
of flying with his craft of songwriting in a self-penned solo
album of songs that capture the beauty and excitement of flight.
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He makes his home in Brentwood, Tennessee
with his wife and two sons.