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

“To thine own self be true…”

William Shakespeare


Dean Young put these famous words to work in his life the day he left his 23 year factory job at Rich Products of Canada to fully pursue his true passion – music.

Shortly after making this decision, Dean’s young family dealt with the hard news that his wife and children battle a chronic illness with Lyme disease. Having lost his Mom to cancer when he was just 17 and then his older brother Marty a couple of years later, Dean is no stranger to difficult times. He pushed on and played full time in a tribute band to support his family while continuing to write his original music.

Drawing from his own family and the musical upbringing with his Dad and the bond of music they shared while dealing with the loss of his Mom and brother, the release of his self-funded debut album, Makin’ A Life is a culmination of Dean’s life, values, morals, and struggles. Encouraging people to stick with it, not give up and to work things out; whether in love, work or life in general. To embrace and be thankful for all the good things in life.  

Dean is a down to earth guy who loves family and friends. He is an avid outdoorsman and a Taxidermist! He loves to cook and share his wild game harvests with friends and family, while sharing relatable music about life and making the best out of it. If you have fallen in love, worked hard, had some hard times, had your heart broken, enjoyed the privilege of raising children, or just shared some great times with good friends and family - then you will understand why people are loving this new country artist!


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

album | single covers

Last man standing