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|Tags:||country billy dean country folk new traditionalist country|
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William Harold Dean Jnr., 2 April 1962, Quincy, Florida, USA. Dean was raised in a farming community and played in his fathers 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 Dont Count The Cost, Only The Wind, Billy The Kid and If There Hadnt Been You, confirmed Deans hit-making...