Young Man (Billy Dean album)

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Young Man
Studio album by Billy Dean
Released August 21, 1990
Genre Country
Length 32:38
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Chuck Howard
Tom Shapiro
Billy Dean chronology
Young Man
(1990)
Billy Dean
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly (B) [2]

Young Man is the debut album of American country music artist Billy Dean. Released on Capitol Records in 1990, the album produced two hit singles: "Only Here for a Little While" and "Somewhere in My Broken Heart". Both of these songs peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, with the latter also reaching #18 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA for U.S. sales of 500,000 copies.

The track "Somewhere in My Broken Heart" was previously recorded by Randy Travis on his 1989 album No Holdin' Back. Also, "Brotherly Love" was recorded by Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley on Whitley's posthumous 1991 album Kentucky Bluebird, from which it was released as a single.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Young Man" (Billy Dean, Austin Gardner) – 3:32
  2. "I Won't Let You Walk Away" (Keith Follesé, Adrienne Follesé, Chuck Jones) – 2:56
  3. "Only Here for a Little While" (Wayland Holyfield, Richard Leigh) – 3:34
  4. "Lowdown Lonely" (Tom Shapiro, Bucky Jones) – 3:13
  5. "Somewhere in My Broken Heart" (Billy Dean, Leigh) – 3:21
  6. "How Can I Hold You" (Chris Waters, Shapiro, Dean) – 3:17
  7. "She's Taken" (Dean, Tim Nichols) – 3:48
  8. "What Have You Got Against Love" (Waters, Shapiro) – 2:50
  9. "Tear the Wall Down" (Dean, Bill Kenner) – 2:56
  10. "Brotherly Love" (Nichols, Jimmy Stewart) – 3:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Billy Dean - lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Eddie Bayers - drums
  • Barry Beckett - piano
  • Michael Black - backing vocals
  • Jessica Boucher - backing vocals
  • Bruce Bouton - pedal steel guitar
  • Jerry Douglas - dobro
  • Paul Franklin - pedal steel guitar
  • Rob Hajacos - fiddle
  • John Barlow Jarvis - keyboards, piano
  • Mike Lawler - keyboards
  • Chris Leuzinger - electric guitar
  • Brent Mason - electric guitar
  • Terry McMillan - harmonica, percussion
  • Mark O'Connor - mandolin
  • Dave Pomeroy - bass guitar
  • Michael Rhodes - bass
  • Brent Rowan - acoustic and electric guitars
  • Pat Severs - pedal steel guitar
  • Billy Joe Walker, Jr. - acoustic and electric guitars
  • Biff Watson - acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Dennis Wilson - backing vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - drums
  • Glenn Worf - bass
  • Reggie Young - electric guitar

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12
U.S. Billboard 200 99

References[edit]

  • Young Man (cassette). Billy Dean. Liberty Records. 1991. C4-94302.