Dean Young is a Canadian Country singer/songwriter from Ontario. Raised in a musical family he was even showcasing his talents at square dances by the age of three.
His Dad Bazil Young is a well known local (Port Colborne; Niagara) Country musician, radio host and DJ (CHOW & CHLM and also on the “Ramblin’ Lou’s Radio Show as guest host with brother Wally Young – “The Young Brothers”).
Although Dean’s father had him learning guitar at a very young age, by the age of 15 Dean’s interest in musical instruments turned to playing the drums.
He quickly caught the attention of the local music circuit and was soon playing drums while singing, both backing and lead, with numerous bands in Ontario Canada. (New York Minute, 21 Plus, White Frost, The Limit etc).
Growing up around a musical family had Dean Young performing on stage at the young age of 3, when his father, a well known local Country musician and radio host had Dean showcasing at square dances.
Dean also enjoys playing acoustic guitar and percussion. His musical influences are mainly Country and Rock. As a teenager, Dean & his family suffered the profound loss of his Mom to Cancer. And shortly after, his family was stricken with another great loss when his older brother passed away.
With his 2 older siblings already living on their own, this left just Dean and his Dad at home. Their shared love of music strengthened their relationship and helped them through these difficult times.
Dean Young held a factory job for over 22 years while maintaining his musical interests into adulthood.
It wasn’t until more recent years that he took the initiative to leave the steady factory job and make his music first; a move that made him step outside his comfort zone in providing for his young family.
Dean has performed on a local, national, and international level, to audiences ranging from 400 to 60,000 and shared the staged with acts such as REO Speedwagon, Gretchen Wilson, 38 Special, Collective Soul, Train, Jewel, The Belamy Brothers, and was the opening act for Styx in 2016.
He has been blessed in the decision to pursue and share his love of music, and while performing for audiences across Canada, the USA, Japan, Bermuda and Mexico, fans prove to him every day that sharing his gift on a grander scale is the right decision; and he is very grateful for that.
Song writing has always been a part of Dean’s life and although his writing covers many genres, it’s country music that continues to draw his heart as that was the foundation of his youth.
Dean Young was excited to announce the release of his debut original album, MAKIN’ A LIFE – July 11, 2017
Dean released Tennessee Honey, the first single from the album.
Dutch Bickell of Canadianbeats.ca says, “With a twist of modern and classic country sounds, the first single is a great indication of the caliber of Young’s musical talent.”
The second single was released January 2017. Carnival Ride is an upbeat, fun song that pulls you into the excitement of falling in love; with all its twists and turns.
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 last single, Get Your Country On, was a TOP 5 DMDS download for a week.
Dean is pleased to share Makin’ A Life, an album of meaningful original works.
Produced mainly by multi-award winning Jason Barry of Barrytone Studios, with a couple of tracks Produced by Dean Malton of Groundloop Studios, and with the help of some of Canada’s finest, award winning studio musicians.
With his third single, Dean asked “ARE YOU READY TO…?” Get Your Country On is about taking a break from the fast pace of life. Making the time to reflect on what really matters, while spending time with the people who mean the most.
The three radio singles, Tennessee Honey, Carnival Ride, and Get Your Country On were all mastered by Nashville’s, Benny Quinn Mastering. The final album mastering completed by Canada’s own iTuneAudio by Glenn Thomas.
Featured on the album are session musicians: Shane Guse, Lyle Molzan, Steve O’Connor, John Dymond, Doug Johnson, Travis Switzer, Mike Keates, Bruce Bouton, Adam Mancini, Adam Wallington.
Album and single photo credits to Mark Maryanovich Photography.
Album, single and merchandise graphic design credits to Feisty Creative.
Now playing on all major outlets including SiriusXM, iTunes, Spotify, 24-7, 7digital, 8tracks, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Anghami, Apple iTunes, AWA, Deezer, Google Music Store, iHeartRadio, iMusica, Inprodicon, Kdigital, kkbox, Kuack, Line Music, MediaNet, Pandora, Rhapsody, Rumblefish, Saavn, Shazam, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tidal, Tradebit, Yandex, YouTube Music
Photography credit to Mark Maryanovich – www.markmaryanovich.com