A Man of Good Fortune

A Man of Good Fortune

by Billy Dean


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Dean has certainly had his ups and down in the music business, going from unknown to overnight sensation courtesy of his Star Search win for Male Vocalist in 1988. After a string of hits in the '90s, Dean's commercial star was tarnished a bit in the interim, but he came back strong in 2004 with Let Them Be Little. A Man of Good Fortune follows the template of that release with tunes that span the entire range of modern country music. "Dear John" is an old-time country stomper about broken hearts with a great turn of phrase -- "She left a 'Dear John' letter on my John Deer tractor…" Fiddle, banjo, and a Waylon Jennings backbeat drive the jaunty "I Can't Leave a Good Thing." "I Don't Need as Much Hell to Raise" is a country-rocker driven by crunchy power chords and a solid backbeat. "Middle of Nowhere" bemoans the encroaching urbanization that's pushing country life to the margins of society, playing off a modern lyric against the fiddles and banjos of old-time country music. "Laura Nadine" is a folksy story song, while "All the Difference in the World" and "Crazy Beautiful" are the kind of over-the-top sentimental ballads that can easily go wrong, but Dean's warmth and sincerity give them a heartfelt sheen. No matter what your taste is in country music, Dean delivers plenty to like on this strong collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2012
Label: Rainman
UPC: 0809289120221
catalogNumber: 12022
Rank: 138967


  1. I Can't Leave
  2. A Seed
  3. Middle Of Nowhere
  4. Dear John
  5. All The Difference In The World
  6. I Don't Need As Much Hell
  7. Crazy Beautiful
  8. Imagine What I'd Do
  9. Made For You And I
  10. Laura Nadine

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Billy Dean   Primary Artist

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