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Billy Dean

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Billy Dean (born William Harold Dean, Jr., April 2, 1962 in Quincy, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who first gained national attention after appearing on the television talent competition Star Search. Active as a recording artist since 1991, he has recorded a total of eight studio albums, and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. His biggest solo hits are “Only Here for a Little While”, “Somewhere in My Broken Heart”, and “If There Hadn’t Been You”, all reached peaks of #3 on the country music charts.

Billy first became known to fans in the early 1990s with his appearance on “Star Search.” He later earned a recording contract with Liberty Records and rose to national stardom with a string of Top 10 hits on Billboard magazine’s country singles chart. His debut song, 1991’s “Only Here For a Little While,” rose into the Top 5, while the follow up, “Somewhere in My Broken Heart,” repeated the feat. “Somewhere in My Broken Heart” won the 1992 Academy of Country Music award for Song of the Year; he also took home the ACM’s New Male Vocalist award…

Dean’s string of hits continued in the early- and mid-1990s, with songs like “You Don’t Count the Cost” (1991); “Only the Wind,” “Billy the Kid” and “If There Hadn’t Been You” (all 1992); “Tryin’ to Hide a Fire in the Dark” (1993); “We Just Disagree” (a remake of the 1970s Dave Mason hit) (1993); “It’s What I Do” and “That Girl’s Been Spying on Me” (both 1996).

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  • LarkCGN

    Cowboy Band!!!! :))

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • cbecrad

    He has such a nice clear tone.

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Ehsandiary

    Good Voice

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • vava_alves

    Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa ♥

    26 Oct 2010 Reply
  • CrummyLank

    i'd like to see him in his underwear

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • austrianroyal

    I remember being with Billy on the road and while I was doing County music TV and radio. He came out in his underwear and said... "I'm ready for the interview." lol Funny guy. I wish he would have been even more successful... he is a good guy. Hope you're doin well BD!

    14 Sep 2008 Reply