Everything you wanted to know about Billy Dean
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"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.' "
"I know now what my priorities are. My children matter above all else, but I know that my music is a part of me just like my kids are. I'm really enjoying myself now. I love what I'm doing."
Given Name: William Harold Dean
Date of Birth: April 2, 1962
Hometown: Quincy, Florida
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Education: East Central Junior College, Decatur, Mississippi
Billy attended college on a basketball scholarship where he majored in Physical Education before leaving after one semester to pursue his dream.
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Sports, especially basketball, and all water sports, reading
Musical Influences: Billy Dean Sr., James Taylor, Merle Haggard
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
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
--- from the official Billy Dean website