Following the recent passing of Billy Graham, country music singer Billy Dean took to social media to pay tribute to the late evangelist. Dean posted "Thank You Billy Graham" (a music video originally released in 2012) to his Facebook Page where the tribute quickly gained momentum. To date, the music video has reached more than 10 million people, with more than 4 million unique views.
"A few years ago, Pat Boone, David Pack from Ambrosia and I wrote a tribute song for Billy Graham," says Dean. "This project was one of the most important things I've ever done in music... to honor a Holy Man who stood on the principles this country was founded on. Thank you, Billy Graham!"
The music video honoring Graham's life work features vocals from many familiar voices including Dean, Pat Boone, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Marty Stuart, Michael McDonald, Jeffrey Osborne, the late Andraé Crouch, and narration from Larry King.
Watch the video HERE.
About Billy Dean
In his music career spanning more than 25 years, Dean has claimed eleven top ten Billboard country singles, including five #1 hits: "I Miss Billy The Kid," "Somewhere In My Broken Heart," "If There Hadn't Been You," "You Don't Count The Cost" and "It's What I Do." Dean recorded eight major label studio albums, three of which have been certified gold by the RIAA, as well as a Greatest Hits album which is also certified gold. Earlier in his career, the Academy of Country Music named Dean Top New Male Vocalist and also awarded him Song of the Year for "Somewhere In My Broken Heart." In 2000, Dean sang harmony vocals alongside Alison Krauss on Kenny Rogers' rendition of "Buy Me A Rose," which earned a GRAMMY®. In addition to his successful recording career, Dean has also acted in several movies and appeared in numerous television shows.
For more information, visit billydean.com.