Billy Dean is an American Troubadour who has mastered the art of singing, songwriting, and storytelling. His unique ability to morph into the characters in his songs brings the storyline to life, captivating his audiences with musical drama.
Billy’s finger style acoustic guitar playing is reminiscent of James Taylor and is percussive in nature. “I’ve never heard so much music coming from one man and one guitar. He’s the best I’ve ever seen”, says award winning producer/songwriter Monty Powell.
No matter what venue he performs in, large or small, with his band or just solo, Billy’s charismatic charm and approachable personality puts you in an intimate living room setting where he touches every emotional nerve, leaving you musically nourished with a renewed Spirit.
Although he’s best known in the Country genre for his 11 top ten singles, 5 number ones and over 4 million albums sold, his musical roots are entangled with Folk, Southern Rock, Bluegrass and Classic Country.
Billy says his musical influences are ongoing, but his sound will forever have the fingerprints of those troubadours who came before him like James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, John Denver, The Eagles, Christopher Cross, David Gates and Bread, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Don Williams.
Billy Dean has been nominated by every major music award entity. Most recently he was inducted into the Florida Hall Of Fame for artists. His accolades include a Grammy participant award for Country Salutes Gospel and a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year – 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 (Country Music Association) for the Horizon award. Billy was also recognized by the CMA for “Album and Producer of the Year” for his work and contribution to The Common Threads album.
Blue Gate Music Hall
175 N Van Buren St
Shipshewana, IN 46565