Billy Dean has plenty to be proud of with hits like “Somewhere in My Broken Heart”, “You Don’t Count the Cost”, “Only the Wind” and “Billy the Kid”, but he couldn’t have been any prouder than when his 16-year-old daughter recently gave her first performance on the Grand Ole Opry. With her dad singing harmonies, Hannah Dean sang a beautiful rendition of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”. Listen to Billy’s description of her performance below and decide for yourself if he isn’t one proud dad.
There’s no doubt Hannah has her priorities straight. When asked if she’d like to sing for a living she said that she’s writing as much as she can but she wants to finish high school and then attend college at Belmont. She’d like to get a nursing degree so she can have a plan B but music is definitely plan A. “I’ve just decided that I’m going to work hard at it and if it happens, then that’s awesome” said the young singer.
Billy said he’s torn as a parent about his daughter juggling college and a singing career, “These days by the time you’re 25, you’re almost too old”. But if it did happen in a big way I worry as a father how she’d be able to handle it. But she has been around it her whole life”.
Stay tuned to Nashville.com to find out how you see Billy Dean perform live and in person . . . in his living room. No we’re not kidding and no we don’t mean via web-cam.