Dean was awarded “Heritage Track of the Year” at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards held in Mildura at the beginning of October 2013 with his version of a Slim Dusty classic “Where Country Is”. This is the fourth occasion Dean has been presented with this award, once again proving Dean’s authenticity in this genre of music.
In July Dean travelled to Nashville, USA to record a Bluegrass Gospel Album, “The Shelter of the Cross”. While in Nashville Dean took the opportunity to see some great country concerts at the historic Ryman Theatre and the Grand Ole Opry.
A big thrill for Dean while he was in Nashville was to be invited backstage at the Ryman Theatre. “We were invited to spend time at sound check and during the show with Ricky Skagg’s band Kentucky Thunder”.
“Meeting Ricky Skaggs has been a high point in my musical journey so far. He is a very humble inspirational artist”, Dean said.
Bluegrass Gospel Album - “The Shelter of the Cross”
This very special album of Bluegrass Gospel songs is Dean’s latest CD offering. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Larry Marrs, this album features some great Bluegrass supremo’s.
The album consists of 13 bluegrass tracks, four from Dean’s own pen together with some great Bluegrass Gospel classics such as “When They Ring Those Golden Bells”, “Glory Bound Train”, River of Jordan” and “Where the Soul of Man Never Dies” to name a few.
To purchase the album, just go to the Albums Page on this website. This album is available as a CD or digital download.