Billy Dean

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Drama Holiday & Seasonal
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

William Harold Dean Jnr., 2 April 1962, Quincy, Florida, USA. Dean was raised in a farming community and played in his father’s part-time country band. He accumulated many influences, including James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg, and he sang ‘My Way’ at his graduation ceremony. He won the Wrangler Star Search competition and settled in Nashville where he was given a publishing contract by former pop star Jimmy Gilmer. A recording contract with Liberty Records followed. Dean enjoyed country Top 5 hits in 1990 with ‘Only Here For A Little While’, on which he sounded like one of his heroes, Larry Gatlin, and then his own song, ‘Somewhere In My Broken Heart’, which had previously been an album track for Randy Travis. A string of Top 5 hits from his second album, ‘You Don’t Count The Cost’, ‘Only The Wind’, ‘Billy The Kid’ and ‘If There Hadn’t Been You’, confirmed Dean’s hit-making...

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