Sean Dooley

  • Singer, guitarist, and country music journalist whose work has appeared in the New York TimesPure Country magazine, and on two nationally-syndicated country music radio shows
  • Director of Social Media and Digital Marketing for Gibson Brands, Inc., the famous guitar-maker, from 2011 to 2016
  • Independently helps clients with their digital branding and social media platforms
  • Head writer for Pure Country magazine, the largest classic country music publication of its kind in the world


Sean Patrick Dooley is a former writer for ThoughtCo who penned multiple articles about country music artists, albums, and facts over the course of a little under two years. A guitarist and singer, Dooley first started performing professionally at 15 and has lived and played in Dallas, Austin, Los Angeles, and Nashville. However, he eventually began writing about country music for radio and print in his early 30s.

Dooley went on to become the head writer and producer for two nationally-syndicated country music radio shows, "The Country Music Greats Radio Show," a weekly two-hour music and interview show, and "The Country Music Greats Radio Minute." Both shows were hosted by Grand Ole Opry legend, Jim Ed Brown, and were broadcast in over 300 markets to a weekly audience exceeding three million listeners.

He also went on to become the editor-in-chief and head writer for Pure Country magazine, the world’s largest classic country music magazine, the Music Guide for the New York Times, and the Director of Social Media for Gibson Guitars. However, he has since shifted to working freelance as a social media consultant for a variety of clients.


Dooley earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin.

Awards and Publications

  • Head Writer for "The Country Music Greats Radio Show" and "The Country Music Greats Radio Minute"
  • Editor and publisher of Pure Country magazine
  • Social Media Director for Gibson Guitars

Sean Dooley

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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