Billy Dean

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William Harold "Billy" Dean, Jr. (born April 2, 1962, in Quincy, Florida) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Billy Dean first gained national attention after appearing on the television talent competition Star Search. Active as a recording artist since 1990, he has recorded a total of eight studio albums (of which the first three have been certified gold by the RIAA) and a greatest hits package which is also certified gold. His studio albums have accounted for more than twenty hit singles on the Billboard country charts, including eleven Top Ten hits. Although he never reached the top of the Billboard country charts on his own, he reached Number One in 2000 as one of two guest vocalists on Kenny Rogers' "Buy Me a Rose", and had two Number Ones on the RPM country charts in Canada. He resides in Liberty, Tennessee.

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  2. ^ Stambler, Irwin; Grelun Landon (2000). Country Music: The Encyclopedia. Macmillan. pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-0-312-26487-1. 
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Year Title Rating Releases
1990 Young Man 1
1991 Billy Dean 1
1996 It's What I Do 1
2002 Certified Hits 1
2005 The Christ (A Song for Joseph) 1
Fire in the Dark 1
Let Them Be Little 1
Men'll Be Boys 1
Real Man 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
The Hits Compilation 1
The Very Best of Billy Dean Compilation 1

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