Dean Young is a Canadian country singer songwriter from Niagara Region Ontario, who’s music is described as a twist of modern with classic country sounds and carries meaningful messages to listeners about the important things in life.
Raised in a musical family Dean was even showcasing his talents at square dances at the age of three. While no musical journey is ever an easy one, Dean has had his fair share of trials and tribulations and this explains his desire to help certain charities during his music career E.G. The G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases, Alzheimer Society Canada, Canadian Cancer Society.
Despite the many unfortunate circumstances that have touched his life Dean has persevered and poured his heart and soul into creating his music; from his self produced EP, Young Country (2011) to his recently released debut album, Makin’ A Life (2017) This album was produced mainly by Jason Barry, with the help of some of Canada’s finest, award winning studio musicians.
Dean is also the former 14+ year singer/drummer "Henley" for Hotel California and is now currently touring with a new Eagles Tribute, Epic Eagles.
Dean’s music has garnered Canada wide airplay with some great commercial stations, multiple features and was picked up by SiriusXM Country, iHeartRadio and even some commercial stations in the USA. The single, Get Your Country On, was a TOP 5 DMDS download for a week. Dirty, the 6th single released to country radio, was #1 in the Top 5 DMDS downloads at the time of it’s release (Sept 2018). Dirty was co-written & co-produced with Gary Borden.
Dean’s career has provided him opportunity to perform for audiences with attendance from 200 to 60,000 all over North America, Japan and Mexico. He is grateful to be able to share his passion and uplift the people who love and appreciate music. He is a seasoned musician, accepting bookings to tour and support his album.
Honoured with the following awards/accolades:
2019 - NMA's Country Artist Nominee
• 2018 - Dean Young nominated in Country Album Category at the
16th Annual "The Independent Music Awards" for Makin’
• 2018 – Music City Song Star Semi-Finalist for Carnival Ride
(Makin’ A Life)
• 2018 – NMA’s – Nominated – Country Artist
• 2018 – Canada Country Aircheck - TOP 18 To Watch in 2018
• 2017 - Received a One To Watch Accolade from NSAI
• 2017 - Niagara Music Awards 2017 Nominations in 4 categories;
Country (as a category), Male Vocalist, New Artist,
• 2016 - CBC Searchlight 2016 contest - Song & Video, Last Man
Standing selected for Round 1
• 2016 - "First Runner Up" in Top 5 Finale the Ontario Back
Roads Country Talent Search