Kasey Thompson: "Excited to see Billy Dean perform at the 2013 Northwest Ribfest June 27th-30th in Meridian, Idaho."

"Excited to see Billy Dean perform at the 2013 Northwest Ribfest June 27th-30th in Meridian, Idaho." writes Kasey Thompson on his Facebook page.

Thomson, based in Eagle, Idaho, is President and CEO of Stone Creek Development Inc. / Knockout Promotions Inc. / EW International Inc. / XFSTV.COM Inc.
The 2013 Northwest RibFest will take place June 27th-30th at the Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. The park is located at the corner of Eagle and Fairview roads in Meridian, ID. This year will be even bigger and better than last year!

Ribfest will feature the top eight barbeque teams in the county and all will be serving their food, free activities for the kids, an amateur wing cook-off with $2,500 in prizes, a variety of vendors showcasing their products and services, a number of well-known musical groups, $25,000 fishing derby, and tons of food and drink. This year, you can even purchase sampler cards to taste the competitor's barbeque and vote for your favorite!

Don't miss out on the most exciting family-oriented event of the year. Admission is FREE!

For more information check out http://www.northwestribfest.com/

Who is Billy Dean?

Tennessee has long been known throughout the world for its rich musical heritage; talented musicians from across the nation have traveled to Nashville to begin legendary careers that have earned Music City USA a reputation that is unsurpassed in the pantheon of American Music.

One such talented musician is Billy Dean, whose insightful songwriting, clear and distinctive voice, and masterful instrumental gifts have earned him accolades from many awards academies and countless devoted fans.

A native of Quincy, Florida, Billy was raised appreciating the value of music and has a diverse array of musical influences. After attending college on a basketball scholarship, Billy moved to Nashville in 1983 and by 1990 had recorded his first Top 5 Hit "Only Here For A Little While."

Since then, Billy has transcended genres with his unique repertoire earning numerous awards, including: The Academy of Country Music's Song of the Year "Somewhere In My Broken Heart", ACM New Male Vocalist of The Year, BMI Pop Awards, BMI Song Awards, BMI Million Air Plays Award, Country Music Television Rising Star Award, NSAI Song of The Year, and a Grammy for a Country Tribute "Amazing Grace."

Billy's appeal reaches beyond the music world. He has appeared on numerous television shows as well as made-for TV movies, including: Blue Valley Songbird, A Face to Kill For, Lois & Clark, One Life to Live, Diagnosis Murder, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The Montel Show, and many others.

After twelve albums and eleven Top 10 singles, Billy has founded the publishing company BDMG (Billy Dean Music Group). Billy continues to make contributions to the Country Music world by building brands with music and empowering children, by being a spokesperson for Averitt Cares For Kids, and Sunkist's Take A Stand Program.

In 2012, Billy released his latest album, A Man Of Good Fortune. Four years ago, Dean
took a break from the recording studio, spending his time developing Billy Dean Music Group (BDMG - his very own publishing and production company) as well as continuing to tour regularly, keeping a connection with fans, both old and new. This hiatus from the studio gave Dean the time to pen many of the songs included on the new album. Dean co-wrote seven of the ten songs included on A Man Of Good Fortune.

“Music has deeply enriched my life," notes Dean. "My fans have waited patiently for this new release because they know this one is for them. It's because of my fans and their support that I've spent most of my life on a musical journey and that's why I truly feel like 'A Man Of Good

Dean adds, "I owe a great deal of gratitude to my manager, Ron Rainey, for giving this new music a home at his label, Rainman Records. I hope it will be worth the wait."