Inducted in 2017
Billy Dean has sold over 5 million albums worldwide, with 11 top ten singles and 5 reaching number one. He has received nominations from every major music award entity. His accolades include a Grammy Participant award for Country Salutes Gospel, a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year for “Somewhere in My Broken Heart” which went on to win Song of the Year at the Academy of Country Music awards in 1992. That same year, Mr. Dean won Top New Male vocalist of the Year at the ACM awards, and was nominated by the Country Music Association for the Horizon Award. Mr. Dean was also recognized by the CMA for Album of the Year and Producer of the Year for his work and contribution to The Common Threads album.