Join Billy Dean on #CMchat Monday 12/17 8pmCT
by Jessica Northey
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Tennessee has long been known throughout the world for its rich musical heritage; talented musicians from across the nation have traveled to Nashville to begin legendary careers that have earned Music City USA a reputation that is unsurpassed in the pantheon of American Music.
One such talented musician is Billy Dean, whose insightful songwriting, clear and distinctive voice, and masterful instrumental gifts have earned him accolades from many awards academies and countless devoted fans.
A native of Quincy, Florida, Billy was raised appreciating the value of music and has a diverse array of musical influences. After attending college on a basketball scholarship, Billy moved to Nashville in 1983 and by 1990 had recorded his first Top 5 Hit “Only Here For A Little While”.
Since then, Billy has transcended genres with his unique repertoire earning numerous awards, including: The Academy of Country Music’s Song of the Year “Somewhere In My Broken Heart”, ACM New Male Vocalist of The Year, BMI Pop Awards, BMI Song Awards, BMI Million Air Plays Award, Country Music Television Rising Star Award, NSAI Song of The Year, and a Grammy for a Country Tribute “Amazing Grace”.
Billy’s appeal reaches beyond the music world. He has appeared on numerous television shows as well as made-for TV movies, including: Blue Valley Songbird, A Face to Kill For, Lois & Clark, One Life to Live, Diagnosis Murder, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The Montel Show, and many others.
After twelve albums and eleven Top 10 singles spanning over a period of eighteen years, Billy has founded the publishing company BDMG (Billy Dean Music Group). Billy continues to make contributions to the Country Music world by building brands with music and empowering children, by being a spokesperson for Averitt Cares For Kids, and Sunkist’s Take A Stand Program.
His latest album “Let Them Be Little” was inspired by those closest to him, his two children Hannah & Eli, and his wife Stephanie. Billy’s illustrious career was recently recognized with a proclamation from the State of Tennessee House of Representatives.
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#CMchat “Where Country Music Meets You” is the first and largest LIVE “Country Music Chat” on Twitter, hosted by Jessica Northey. Every Monday, #CMchat has different topics from getting your music played on the radio, to Social Media strategy and of course the inside scoop from Country Music Artists, Broadcasting Personalities, Radio & Label Executives and Fans alike!
The #CMchat community is an open-forum and you are always invited to use the hashtag to share Country Music information, news and new music.
Past guests have included National charting and recording artists The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, Jamie O’Neal, Barbara Mandrell, Edens Edge, Sunny Sweeney, The Farm, The Bellamy Brothers, David Nail, Jaida Dreyer, Gwen Sebastian, Steve Azar, Danny Gokey, Rhonda Vincent, Darryl Worley, Shy Blakeman, Bigg Vinny Mack from Trailer Choir, David Bradley, Whitney Duncan, Dailey and Vincent, The Moonshine Bandits, Aaron Watson, Rachele Lynae, Craig Wayne Boyd, Cowboy Troy, Shooter Jennings, Colt Ford, Jason Crabb, Deborah Allen, Bridgette Tatum, Danny Myrick, Stealing Angels, Rick Monroe, Ray Scott, Charlotte Autry, Trent Tomlinson, DJ Miller, Darren Warren; Nine North Record’s Larry Pareigis; On-Air Personalities Big D and Bubba Morning Show, Andie Lynne, Radio Lia, Tony Thomas, Heather Froglear, Kaptian Jack and Buck Stevens; Online blogs/music industry communities Billboard, All Access, Country Music Is Love, Roughstock and The Country Site; TV Stars, Melissa Peterman from CMT’s Singing Bee, Curtis Grimes from NBC’s The Voice, Paige Duke from CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama, Susan Hartman & Ali Dee from CMT’s Texas Women, Country Comedian Tom Mabe (Mabe in America on CMT), Tom McMillan from Toms Wild Life on GAC; Internet sensations Payton Rae, CJaye LeRose, Josh Charles and Mary Sarah.
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