Tuesday, June 16, 2009

An amazing week

Let me say that my week started out pretty awesome and ended rather amazing. I was in New York last week promoting the new album on CBS radio and on Sirius XM radio. While I was there I met Fergie and Black Eyed Peas, and I had coffee with Gov. Mike Huckabee, ( I hope to get the chance to jam with him and his band) and then I made it back to Nashville for the CMA music fest. Amazing as New York was, the highlight of the week was performing on the Somet stage for the folks who were there. Someone said it was the largest crowd they had at that particular stage which meant a lot to me. What was really special about it, was how everyone really zeroed in and paid attention to my set with just me and a guitar and Brent on keys. Let me say, for a performer, it's pretty scary playing for a large out door crowd, when they have been hearing big bands all day long. I felt like everyone was in my living room and we were able to share a real connection and a real moment. My daughter Hannah sang with me and even signed a few autographs. She is 14 now, and the power of the song, "Let them be little" really sank in. Also everyone seemed to except my version of "The Greatest Man I never knew". I think you can tell by the youtube video how powerful that song is to me. I guess overall, what I'm trying to say is, I felt like we all healed a little, and got to know each other better, and it reconfirmed for me that in these crazy times we are living in, music helps us all to laugh, cry, and just feel something, instead of feeling nothing. Thanks for giving me that moment for those who were there !!......bd


Saturday, June 6, 2009

 Hey everybody, I wanted to let you know I started twittering. Wow, technology is moving so fast. My twitter name is

billydeandotcom. I know some of you, like me are unsure of how our web world is changing, but ultimately it is a good thing. For instance, because I haven't been out on the road touring, I lost touch with so many of you that I use to be able to see on a regular basis when I was on tour, back stage, or at the autograph table after the show. With facebook, youtube, twitter and my .com domain, I am slowly reconnecting again. I don't know about you, but it takes me a while to read and respond. I am starting to integrate that time into my daily routine. Probably like some of you, I was reluctant to dive in at first. I was afraid that If I couldn't keep up, the fans would get upset. I must say you guys are very patient. I still have a lot of catching up to do in terms of reading and responding, but I do read what you say, and I find myself watching less tv at night and using that time to write and connect.

   I am starting to go back out on the road, and I can't believe how many people I've run into, that have been to shows in the past, but are not really actively using the web as a way to stay connected. Please, if you know anyone who is familiar with my music, would you let them know where to find me? I will constantly strive to get more consistent with getting new information up. It is easy to give everyone a daily twitter as to where I am and what I'm up too, but it takes a while for new music, videos and photos.

 Next week at www.billydean.com I will update my tour schedule, as well as post some new photos. In about 3 weeks I will have hard copies manufactured of the new album BILLY DEAN SINGS RICHARD LEIGH. I hope in the future I can offer my music digitally for downloads only. It could save you and I almost 5 bucks a c.d. In the meantime, I know some of you would rather have a hard copy so I will press some up. 


 I am releasing my version of THE GREATEST MAN I NEVER KNEW to radio shortly. I will be posting the radio stations who are playing it so you can tune in. Well that's all for now......billy