Billy Dean Live
Presented by FSU Panama City
Billy Dean Live, a solo acoustic performance
Opening and closing performance by Kyle Mitchell, Alec Kotrous & Mitch Pierson
Gates open at 5 pm with opening performance starting at: 6:30 pm
Billy Dean will perform at 7 pm
Come enjoy an evening with Billy Dean at Papa Joe’s Bayside overlooking the beautiful St. Andrew’s Bay. Bring your own chairs. There will be food trucks and beer and wine available for purchase. It will be a wonderful evening under the stars listening to outstanding music.
Billy Dean is an American Troubadour who has mastered the art of singing, songwriting, and storytelling. His unique ability to morph into the characters in his songs, brings the storyline to life, captivating his audiences with musical drama. Billy’s finger style acoustic guitar playing is reminiscent of James Taylor, and is percussive in nature. “I’ve never heard so much music coming from one man and one guitar. He’s the best I’ve ever seen”, says award winning producer/songwriter Monty Powell.
No matter what venue he performs in, large or small, with his band or just solo, Billy’s charismatic charm and approachable personality puts you in an intimate setting, where he hit every emotional nerve, leaving you musically nourished with a renewed spirit.
Although Billy’s best known in the Country Music genre for his 11 top ten singles, 5 number one’s and over 4 million albums sold, his musical roots are entangled with Folk, Southern Rock, Bluegrass and Classic Country. Billy Dean has been nominated by every major music award entity. Most recently he was inducted into the Florida Hall of Fame for artist.
His accolades include a Grammy participate award for Country Salutes Gospel, a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year for Somewhere in My Broken Heart, which went on to win The Song Of The Year at The ACM awards in 1992. That same year, Billy Dean won Top new Male vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards, and was nominated by the Country Music Association for the Horizon award. Billy was also recognized by the CMA,(country music association) for “Album, and Producer of the Year” for his work and contribution to The Common Threads album.
After a decade of touring, Billy took time to focus on family, and songwriting. He left Capital Records and signed with Curb records for the release of his 2004 album “Let Them Be Little”. The single was a career radio smash and spent 10 weeks in the top ten of the Billboard chart.