Cowboys & Indians has exclusively premiered the official lyric video for Billy Dean’s “Saltwater Cowboy.” The song, co-written and recorded by Dean, will be included on his forthcoming album, The Rest of It’s Mine. Watch HERE.
“‘Saltwater Cowboy’ is a musical gumbo stew reflecting a diverse variety of music styles I grew up with in the Panhandle of Florida,” explains Dean. “It’s a mixture of George Clinton Funk, Allman Brothers Southern Rock, sprinkled with a little Cajun Reggae. Whatever that means! We call it Trop Rock down here.”
The Rest of It’s Mine is a 10-track collection of tunes that reflects a place very near and dear to his heart: his home state of Florida. Dean’s new project, his first country album in 10 years, drops July 22 via BFD / Audium Nashville.
Born and raised in Quincy, Florida, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter returned to his panhandle roots in 2018, now residing with his wife Stephanie on the beaches of St. George Island. Dean says Florida is where he feels most alive.
“I was so touched and moved when Florida inducted me into its Artists Hall of Fame it made me terribly homesick,” says Dean. “So I moved back to reconnect with my aging mother, my high school buddies and friends and family. That all inspired the tropical flavor of this album.”
Billy Dean – The Rest of It’s Mine Track Listing:
- Saltwater Cowboy
- The Rest of It’s Mine (featuring Paul Overstreet)
- Margarita Memories
- Hearts in the Sand
- Oh What A Night
- Where Nobody Knows My Name
- Laziest Man Alive
- My Day Off
- Bourbon Vacation
Somewhere in My Broken Heart (30th Anniversary re-recorded version w/ symphony)
About Billy Dean Billy Dean represented a deeper, more introspective way of making country music when he emerged with the chart-topping country and successful AC hits “Only Here For A Little While” and Academy of Country Music Song of the Year “Somewhere In My Broken Heart.” Tapping into the space between Merle Haggard and James Taylor, the reluctant songwriter from Quincy, Florida spoke for the people who work with their hands, think with their hearts and live in the present moment. He and 16-time GRAMMY winner Alison Krauss took that overlapping legacy forward with Kenny Rogers’ on the legend’s “Buy Me A Rose,” his first #1 in over a dozen years. That ability to transcend genres has served Dean across three record deals, multiple hits and what may be his most successful chapter: embarking on a trop-rock journey that captures all the feels of empty-nesters spreading their wings and embracing all that life has to offer.
For more information on Billy Dean, visit billydean.com.
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