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



  1. How marvelous for you, and the lucky fans! I can't wait to get my hands on the new album. Your raw emotions on the YouTube video for The Greatest Man I Never Knew grabbed my heart so! Always thought you were at your finest doing live acoustic performances - you are one of the few that truly doesn't need studio enhancement or the backing of a huge band to give a real and honest performance! (and I've been a fan since the first single from Young Man!) May you have many more moments like the ones from this week!

  2. WOW! I would say that you had an amazing week. Now you have proof certain that your fans are still there for you after what you experienced at CMA Fest. I hope you never doubted it! Your music touches everyone. My only regret is that I wasn't there to share in the experience. I'm missing me some Nashville and Billy Dean!!

  3. The performance was awesome and the audience was in awe! I am so glad that you are getting another single out. Remember that you have a bunch of loyal fans out here that will support you forever! Your performance was the highlight of the CMAFEST for me!!!

  4. Hi Billy,
    Wish I had been there in NY, it just shows what an awsome singer you are, you have one of the greatest voices in the world. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Wishing you all the best and success. Best wishes to you and your family. Take care.
    A Devoted Fan Forever,
    Raye Terry

  5. Billy,
    Come to Citrus County Florida for Country Rocks The Canyon in December!!! http://www.mikehamptonpitchingin.com/concert.html

  6. Am anxious to see your tour dates - - hope you will be close - - it's been too long since I've seen you. Congrats on your new album

    Judi with an "i"

  7. Hi Billy. When are you coming home to Quincy? I missed you in Tally at the Antique Car Museum. Haven't seen you since 2007. I still owe you pictures.

  8. Billy,
    You and Hannah were amazing in Nashville. After all these years I was so happy to see how it all turned out. I wasn't surprised though as goodness and the right priorities always bring good things! As I told you there, as a parent myself I appreciate all you did. Looking forward to the new album. I wish you and your family all the best to come.

  9. I was there for the show at the Somet Center too! It was GREAT to get to hear you again. I can't wait to get the new album!! Keep up the GREAT work, us loyal fans are still around. We will see you on the road sometime soon.


  10. Billy, I love that you don't strain for the notes and your voice is very rich sounding to my ears with this beautiful video. I'll be looking for a copy to order Soon. ;)
    Thanks for keeping things real, too.
    It is wonderful to know that your fans were there for you on that sweltering Nashville day and event.

  11. Billy, I remember the first time I met you in Powell Butte, ( On the Ranch Gary, Robbie and the boys) You are a all around great person. My son is know 20 years old and in the military and I have a 9 year old daughter and 10 week old twin girls. If you can please let me know how every one is doing. Thank you and take care, Rick Taylor

  12. Hi Billy!!!
    I'm pleased to have met you to "cowboys guest ranch" in Italy the 4th July!!!
    Thank you very much for yours wonderful songs!!!
    I hope to meet you again...you are a great and special person!!!
    I wish you all the best!!!
    (sorry for my "american"!) ;)

  13. Hey Billy, can hardly believe your comming to our area next week, you will be within 25-30 miles from our homes.Let us know if there is anything we can help you with while your here.We're at your beckon call.

    your Wi B's Margie, Mary,Dana and Sue

  14. Billy,

    We have always loved Reba's version of that song but WOW, you do a terrific job on it. Keep making that beautiful music.

    A long-time fan,

    Judy Patrick