Grammy Award winner introduces new album
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:00 pm
Grammy Award-winning country music star Billy Dean is back with his first studio album in nearly four years, “A Man of Good Fortune” (Rainman Records). The all-new 10 track album was released nationally on Tuesday.
In 2009, Dean took a break from the recording studio, spending his time developing Billy Dean Music Group (BDMG — his very own publishing and production company) as well as continuing to tour regularly, keeping a connection with fans, both old and new. He will sing in Union City for the second time this year thanks to Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County.
He is to appear Saturday for a benefit concert at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Union City to support Masquerade Theatre and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Tennessee. A limited number of tickets are still available. General admission tickets are $25 each. A wine and cheese event prior to the show will be held across the street at Commercial Bank and Trust. Tickets are $100 per couple and include the concert.
To purchase tickets in advance, contact Cathy Cox at 536-4569. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
Dean’s hiatus from the studio gave him the time to pen many of the songs included on the new album. He co-wrote seven of the 10 songs included on “A Man of Good Fortune.”
“Music has deeply en-riched my life,” Dean said. “My fans have waited patiently for this latest release because they know this one is for them. It’s because of my fans and their support that I’ve spent most of my life on a musical journey and that’s why I truly feel like ‘A Man Of Good Fortune.’”
Dean added, “I owe a great deal of gratitude to my manager, Ron Rainey, for giving this new music a home at his label, Rainman Records. I hope it will be worth the wait.”
In his music career spanning more than 20 years, Dean has claimed 11 top 10 Billboard country singles, including five No. 1 hits: “I Miss Billy The Kid,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “If There Hadn’t Been You,” “You Don’t Count The Cost” and “It’s What I Do.” Dean recorded eight major label studio albums, three of which have been certified gold by the RIAA, as well as a greatest hits album which is also certified gold. He has also released four studio albums on BDMG, including a tribute to America’s family farms, “Earning Our Place On Earth,” through his partnership with Naturipe, and a tribute to truck drivers, “For Those Who Move America,” through his work with Averitt Cares For Kids.
Earlier in his career, the Academy Of Country Music named Dean Top New Male Vocalist and also awarded him Song of the Year for “Somewhere In My Broken Heart.” In 2000, Dean sang harmony vocals alongside Alison Krauss on Kenny Rogers’ rendition of “Buy Me A Rose,” which earned a Grammy. In addition to his successful recording career, Dean has also acted in several movies and appeared in numerous television shows. Published in The Messenger 9.26.12