Billy Dean Officially Inducted Into The Florida Artists Hall Of Fame

Billy Dean Officially Inducted In Florida Artists Hall Of Fame

{Left to right} Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Billy Dean
*Photo Credit: Suzanna Mars/Gainesville Magazine

A few weeks ago we shared with you that Billy Dean was being inducted into the Florida Artists Hall Of Fame. Since then, he has been officially inducted and now we have some pictures to share with you from the event. Check the photos out and read on to learn more about the official induction ceremony.

Billy Dean Officially Inducted In Florida Artists Hall Of Fame

{Left to right} Don Felder, Billy Dean, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, Jim Stafford
*Photo Credit: Suzanna Mars/Gainesville Magazine

Billy Dean Officially Inducted Into The Florida Artists Hall Of Fame

Country music hitmaker Billy Dean has been officially inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. On February 23 in Gainesville, Dean entered this year’s class alongside former Eagles member Don Felder, country legend Jim Stafford, and poet/anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins.

About Billy Dean

In his music career spanning more than 25 years, Dean has claimed eleven top ten Billboard country singles, including five #1 hits: “I Miss Billy The Kid,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “If There Hadn’t Been You,” “You Don’t Count The Cost” and “It’s What I Do.” Dean recorded eight major label studio albums, three of which have been certified gold by the RIAA, as well as a greatest hits album which is also certified gold.

Earlier in his career, the Academy of Country Music named Dean Top New Male Vocalist and also awarded him Song of the Year for “Somewhere In My Broken Heart.” In 2000, Dean sang harmony vocals alongside Alison Krauss on Kenny Rogers’ rendition of “Buy Me A Rose,” which earned a GRAMMY®. In addition to his successful recording career, Dean has also acted in several movies and appeared in numerous television shows.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. Oh my gosh I totally forgot about Billy Dean! I am a big country fan and Billy Dean I loved a lot back in the day. I’m going to have to go back and listen to some of his music. Thanks for the reminder very cool that he got this award.
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  2. I don’t listen to country music very often, but I do know Billy Dean. What a wonderful accomplishment for him to achieve this award. I think I may have to go back and listen to some of his music as well!
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  3. I figured he would have already been inducted! He’s responsible for some great music even though it’s before my time!

  4. I was surprised to learn Billy Dean was not already in the HOF. His music was groundbreaking for its time.
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  5. How cool Billy Dean won that award! Nothing like good ol country!

  6. Woohoo! Congratulations, Billy! I love country music!
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  7. He really deserves this but yes I agree… thought he would have already won. Better late than never for sure, a great choice.

  8. Claudia Krusch says

    I will have to listen to some Billy Dean this weekend. It has been to long. I am thrilled to hear he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

  9. Bill Dean sounds amazing! So happy to know he was inducted into Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame. He so deserve the honor.
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  10. That’s so cool! It’s a well-deserved honor!
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  11. Jeni Hawkins says

    This is totally awesome news! Thanks so much for sharing this great accomplishment for him.

  12. Its totally about time that he is recognized. What a great man!

  13. Wow, really cool! I figured he was already in the hall of fame. Shocked that he wasn’t but at least he is now.
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  14. What a cool honor! He deserves it!
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  15. Wow,that’s awesome to hear! Gotta listen to him ASAP now! 🙂

  16. Has it really been 25 years since he started out? Wow! Congratulations Billy on being inductedin Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame. I love his music.

  17. What a fabulous carry Billy Dean has had. What a beautiful song in the video.
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