Billy Dean’s versatility as an entertainer, has garnered him over two decades of hits and numerous awards. Shortly after high school, a world wide talent search landed him in Nashville in the early 80’s, where he finished in the top ten.
In 1988, Dean entered another talent show, and won his first episode of Ed McMahan’s ” Star Search and received national recognition and the attention of music executives. Dean’s debut album “Young Man” was released on Capital Records in 1990, along with his single “Only Here For a Little While” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard charts.
Dean co-authored his second single “Somewhere in my Broken Heart” with Hall of Fame songwriter Richard Leigh, which soared all the way to number one. “Somewhere in My Broken” was nominated for a Grammy and went on to become The Academy of Country Musics’ Song of The Year in 1992, earning Dean his first platinum album and Country Musics’ TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR award.
Billy Dean’s music has sold millions world wide. 11 top ten singles and 5 number 1’s, expanded the handsome artist’s career, adding several acting credits to his name. Dean’s true gift comes through during his signature solo acoustic performances. Dean has a rare, unique ability, to take you on an emotional journey with just him and a guitar. The raw energy of his personality, sense of humor, musicianship, and vocals, leaves a lasting impression on audiences once they experience the quality of his music up close and personal.
Musical Influences: Billy Dean Sr., James Taylor, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers
TV Acting Roles:
One Life To Live, Lois and Clark, Wings, Diagnosis Murder
Movie Acting Roles: A Face to Kill For, Blue Valley Songbird
TV Hosting Roles: Lifetime TV Special, Good Morning Texas, Prime Time Country, ABC In
Concert Country (1994 Season)
CBS This Morning, CNN, E! Entertainment, Entertainment Tonight, Fox After Breakfast, Fox
News Channel, Good Morning America, John & Leeza, Mike & Mady, Music City Tonight,
Nashville Now, Pat Bullard Show, Regis & Kathie Lee, TNN Country News, Tonight Show,
Wildhorse, WGN TV, Prime Time Country, Arthel & Fred Show
1992 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Songwriter of the Year for Somewhere In My
1992 ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year
1991 and 1992 BMI Pop Awards
1993 BMI Country Song Awards for Billy The Kid and Somewhere In My Broken Heart
1993 BMI Million Air Plays Award for Somewhere In My Broken Heart
1993 CMT Rising Star Award
1993 TNN Songwriter Award for Billy The Kid
1996 Grammy for A Country Tribute…Amazing Grace
“I will never forget the big words of wisdom my father gave me about my desire to be an
entertainer… ‘Son, it won’t surprise me if you make it but it would surprise me if you didn’t.’ “