Country Pop Bites: Billy Dean – April 29
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1992 Billy Dean was one of seven double-winners in the 27th annual Academy Of Country Music awards, aired by NBC from Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheatre?
It's true! He took Top New Male Vocalist and Song of the Year, for "Somewhere In My Broken Heart."
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Billy Dean.
- William Harold "Billy" Dean, Jr. was born April 2, 1962, in Quincy, Florida.
- His father, also known as Billy Dean, maintained a band called The Country Rock in his spare time, and by the time he was eight, Dean began playing in his father's band.
- He sang Frank Sinatra's "My Way" at his high school graduation.
- He was a basketball player in high school, and was offered a scholarship to East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi. He attended college for one year before dropping out in order to pursue his desired career in music.
- By the time he was 20, he made the finals on the Wrangler Country Star Search, followed by a Male Vocalist win on the television competition Star Search six years later.