Dean has a new single called Get Your Country On, which is the third single from his soon to be released album Makin A Life. We have been impressed by Dean's singles including Tennessee Honey and Carnival Ride. Dean is a great songwriter with lyrics that fans can associate with and has really good production that makes Dean one to watch.” - Canada Country Aircheck

Steve Graham

Dean Young's Album blew us away with so many awesome songs. Keepin' It Country - Hunter's Bay Radio have added Dean's Music to our library and we will be airing his music soon!” - Keepin' It Country - Hunter's Bay Radio

John Payne

Beautiful song sung by a beautiful voice. Looking forward to hearing you in concert!” - Joshua Bates Centre

— Mary Rae Knapp

…You should be proud of this album...Any one of these songs could be your next single...this is a song where you need to listen to the lyrics (Re: Get Your Country On)” - Canadian Coast to Coast

— Cal Gratton

Dean’s style of country music is heavily influenced by his family of musicians and history with classic country. It is described as a neotraditional and soulful country sound, with raw vocals reminiscent of Collin Raye or Brooks & Dunn” - Canadian Beats

Dutch Bickell

Dean Young has a great voice and an ability to write songs that reach a listener's heart. I really enjoy listening to his album Makin' A Life which is great mix of up-tempo songs and ballads. He has been a guest on my podcast and I recently had the chance to see him perform live at Winterfolk in Toronto. It's been great to get to know Dean and I recommend his music to Country music fans everywhere.” - In The Country - A Country Music Podcast

— Dave Woods


Dean Young BIO

Canadian Singer | Songwriter | Musician

Dean Young

Niagara Ontario musician Dean Young’s original country music is described as a twist of modern with classic country sounds that carries meaningful messages to listeners about the important things in life. Although Dean's songwriting spans many genres, it's country that continually draws his heart as that was the musical foundation of his youth.

A self-taught musician who was singing at square dances by age 3, he was first introduced to the guitar at a young age by his father Bazil, and started playing drums at age 15. He quickly caught the attention of the local music circuit and was soon playing drums while singing lead and backing with numerous bands in ON such as New York Minute, 21 Plus, White Frost, The Limit, Hotel California, Epic Eagles etc.

Grateful to be able to share his passion and uplift the people who love and appreciate music he’s had the opportunity to tour and perform for audiences from 200 - 60,000 across North America, Japan & Mexico.

Albums D’n’R Unplugged (‘09), Young Country (‘11), Makin’ A Life (‘17), Dirty (Single 2018), and Alibis (Single 2021) Dean's music is heard on stations across North America.

awards | accolades

2018 - Dean Young nominated in Country Album Category at the 16th Annual "The Independent Music Awards" (Makin’ A Life) 
2018 – Music City Song Star Semi-Finalist for Carnival Ride (Makin’ A Life) 
2017 - Received a One To Watch Accolade from NSAI   
2017 - Niagara Music Awards 2017 Nominations in 4 categories:  Country (as a category), Male Vocalist, New Artist, Original Song 
2016 - CBC Searchlight 2016 contest - Song & Video, Last Man Standing selected for Round 1  
2016 - "First Runner Up" in Top 5 Finale the Ontario Back Roads Country Talent Search  

Dean is grateful to be able to share his passion and uplift the people who love and appreciate music, he feels blessed in the decision to pursue and share his love of music, and he appreciates the support. He is a seasoned musician, accepting bookings to tour and support his album.

Press Photos

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album | single covers

Last man standing