Dean is excited to announce the release of his debut original country album, MAKIN' A LIFE - July 11, 2017
In July 2016, Dean released Tennessee Honey, the first single from the album. Dutch Bickell of Canadianbeats.ca says, "With a twist of modern and classic country sounds, the first single is a great indication of the caliber of Young’s musical talent."
The second single was released January 2017. Carnival Ride is an upbeat, fun song that pulls you into the excitement of falling in love; with all its twists and turns.
With his third single, Dean asked "ARE YOU READY TO...?" Get Your Country On is about taking a break from the fast pace of life. Making the time to reflect on what really matters, while spending time with the people who mean the most.
(ALBUM REVIEW available here)
ABOUT DEAN YOUNG
Dean Young, a country singer songwriter from Ontario Canada, was raised in a musical family and was showcasing at square dances by the age of three. His Dad Bazil Young is a well known local (Port Colborne;Niagara) Country musician, radio host and DJ (CHOW & CHLM and also on the "Ramblin' Lou's Radio Show as guest host with brother Wally Young - "The Young Brothers"). Although Dean's father had him learning guitar at a very young age, by the age of 15 Dean's interest in musical instruments turned to playing the drums. He quickly caught the attention of the local music circuit and was soon playing drums while singing, both backing and lead, with numerous bands in Ontario Canada. (New York Minute, 21 Plus, White Frost, The Limit etc). Dean also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and percussion. His musical influences are mainly Country and Rock.
As a teenager, Dean and his family suffered the profound loss of his Mom to Cancer. Shortly after, his family was stricken with another great loss when his older brother passed away. With his 2 older siblings already living on their own, this left just Dean and his Dad at home. Their shared love of music strengthened their relationship and helped them through these challenging times.
Dean held a factory job for over 22 years while maintaining his musical interests into adulthood. It wasn't until more recent years that he took the initiative to leave the steady factory job and make his music first; a move that made him step outside his comfort zone in providing for his young family. Unfortunately, not too long after this decision, his wife and children became very ill with what they later learned to be Lyme disease and "co-infections". Their household dropped from 2 person income generating to one. Many of the day-to-day household duties fell on Dean's shoulders during the next few years. He's had to weigh work priorities/time very carefully. The family is thankfully, in a more stable position now as Dean continues to pursue his career in music.
Dean has performed on a local, national, and international level, to audiences ranging from 400 to 60,000 and feels fortunate to have shared the stage with acts such as REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson, 38 Special, Collective Soul, Train, Jewel, The Belamy Brothers, Jim Cuddy Band, Styx.
Song writing has always been a part of Dean's life and although his writing covers many genres, it's country music that continues to draw his heart as that was the foundation of his youth. In 2011, Dean released a tribute album to the classic country music he fondly remembers growing up with; titled “Young Country”.
For over 34 years, Dean has performed to audiences all over North America, Japan, Bermuda and Mexico and is grateful to be able to share his passion and uplift the people who love and appreciate music. He feels blessed in the decision to pursue and share his love of music, and he is very grateful for the support.
Dean is a proud member of: Nashville Universe, CCMA, SOCAN, SODRAC, ACTRA/RACS, CONNECT, NSAI, S.A.C., CMAO