Billy Dean is a Grammy winning country artist. He started his career winning Best Male Vocalist on Star Search hosted by Ed McMahon in 1988. In 2017, Billy Dean was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame.
Billy is filming music videos locally. He is filming videos in the area because he has friends here (Wilton Simpson, the Bellamy Brothers, among others) and Hernando has picturesque farms.
We ran into him at Operation Backpack at the Towne Square Mall. He was there with Wilton Simpson helping to provide the students with school supplies.
Billy Dean spent decades in Nashville before moving back to Florida. He returned to Quincy, Florida near Tallahassee where he was born.