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Billy Dean / Bio

CONTACT: teamdean@billydean.com
Billy Dean and The Steel Horses

Billy Dean has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, with 11 top ten singles
And 5 number one's. He has been nominated by every major music award entity.
His accolades includes a Grammy participate award for Country Salutes Gospel,
a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year, for Somewhere in My Broken Heart
which went on to win The Song Of The Year at The ACM awards in 1992. That same year, Billy Dean won Top new Male vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards, and was nominated by the CMA for the Horizon award. Billy was also recognized by the CMA,(country music association) for "Album, and Producer of the Year" for his work and contribution to The Common Threads album.

After a decade of touring, Billy took time to focus on family, and songwriting.
He left Capital Records and signed with Curb records for the release of his 2004 album "Let Them Be Little". The single was a career radio smash and spent 10 weeks in the top ten of the Billboard chart. Let them be Little still sells over a thousand downloads a week around Mothers Day and Fathers Day.

Billy returned to the road to master the art of the solo performing troubadour. With one man and one guitar, Billy showcases his skills as an accomplished guitarist,
and an award winning songwriter and vocalist. His stories of parenthood vs. fame
are rich in comedy and laughter.

In 2013, Billy re-grouped in Branson, Mo. Dean has one of the hottest shows
In town according to Trip Advisor. He is currently at The Starlite Theatre in Branson for 100 shows. Billy credits the success of his new show to his band
The Steel Horses and comedian Jarrett Dougherty. "The Steel Horses have brought
new life and energy to my songs and it's so nice to perform those songs like the original recordings" Dean said. The Steel Horses features Jason Pritchett who was a top 5 finalist on America's Got Talent, Hall of Fame steel guitarist Robby Springfield,
Dustin Gross lead electric, Robbie Blackwood on drums and Steve Leach on bass.

Relive country music in the 90's with Billy Dean and the Steel Horses. Rare tv performances, music videos, and personal home movies, take you back to a time when Country was king.

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)
TV Appearances:
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
Music Awards:
1992 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Songwriter of the Year for Somewhere In My Broken Heart
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.' "
-Billy Dean

General Info

Band Members
Robby Springfield - Multi-Instrumentalist, Robbie Blackwood - Drums, Jason Pritchett - Acoustic Guitar, Steve Leach - Bass, Billy Dean - Vocals
Artist Name
Billy Dean
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/billydean
Genres
Country / Americana/Roots Music / Singer/Songwriter

Contact Info

Location
Liberty, TN
Manager
Team Dean Management

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