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    Billy Dean

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    Albums:15
    Songs:83

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Good Love Gone Bad lyrics
    2I Wouldn't Be a Man lyrics
    3I Shoulda Listened lyrics
    4Men Will Be Boys lyrics
    5Lowdown Lonely lyrics
    6Play Something We Can Dance To lyrics
    7Misery and Gin lyrics
    8Daddy's Will lyrics
    9It's What I Do lyrics
    10I Wanna Take Care of You lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1It's What I Do [Capitol Nashville] [1996]
    2Billy Dean [Liberty] [1991]
    3Greatest Hits [Capitol Nashville] [1994]
    4Real Man [Capitol Nashville] [1998]
    5Young Men [SBK Records] [1990]
    6Fire in the Dark [EMI-Capitol] [1993]
    7Love Songs [Capitol Nashville] [2000]
    8Certified Hits [Capitol/EMI] [2002]
    9Multi-Artists Albums: With 1 Track by Billy Dean
    10Men'll Be Boys [Liberty] [1994]

    Biography

    Billy Dean received a basketball scholarship to attend East Central Junior College in Decatur, MS, where he majored in physical education, but instead of wearing a whistle around his neck, he opted for a guitar strap. Inspired by Merle Haggard, Marty Robbins, and Dean Martin, he played the club circuit along the Gulf Coast in Florida and used national talent contests as a vehicle for his music. He made the finals of the Wrangler Country Star Search in 1982, then won as a Male Vocalist champ on Ed McMahon's Star Search program in 1988. Even before the release of his debut album, Young Man, he'd already gone on tour as an opening act for Mel Tillis, Gary Morris, and Ronnie Milsap. In the midst of recording, Dean also dabbled in television. He contributed to commercials for Valvoline, McDonald's, and Chevrolet, and had an acting role in the brief Elvis series on ABC-TV in 1990. He landed bit parts on soap operas and dramas, and even hosted the 1994 season of ABC in Concert Country.

    Dean followed up his debut with a self-titled 1991 effort for EMI; Fire in the Dark appeared two years later. A 1994 greatest-hits package included the song "Once in a While," written for the soundtrack to the Luke Perry rodeo vehicle 8 Seconds. A greatest-hits collection so early in an artist's career might seem strange, but considering that Dean had already charted seven singles, the release was easy money for Capitol. However, Dean's reign at the top of the charts was short-lived. Despite frequent releases throughout the rest of the 1990s, Dean wasn't able to crack the charts again. After three studio records and a live, fan-club-only disc, Dean issued Love Songs through Capitol in 2000. The collection of previously released material was followed by another, similar collection for Capitol/EMI in 2002. Dean continued to tour through 2003.

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       amy2266 says:
      011-02-2006 16:32
       
      this song completelyyyyyyy describes my life other than..im a girl ..they need to make one "thank god im a country girl"..itd be like my favorite song
      024-01-2006 13:54
       
      cute song. . .kinda desparate sounding. . . but i can relate. i hear it also on the radio in the morning about the time i'm waking up
       shadysoldier says:
      025-11-2005 19:35
       
      i lov this song
       SmUrFeTtE143 says:
      015-07-2004 17:57
       
      Hey people! I think this song is so cool! This is my sisters wedding song and i think it fits the whole wedding thing perfectly!!