Billy Dean and Me
This year, thanks to Councilman Richard Barnett (picture below) and Richfield City, the park turned into Nashville when country singer/songwriter Billy Dean took the Freedom Stage. With just an acoustic guitar, Billy captivated the audience for nearly two hours with stellar songs and tales of touring and songwriting.
Billy on the Freedom Stage
I was really hoping I could meet him after the show, since I’ve been a fan of his music for years. As luck would have it, not only did I get to meet him, I was invited to visit with him a few minutes one-on-one. We talked a bit about songs, Nashville and his ‘Writer’s Block’ community. What a treat!
Billy Greeting Fans After the Show
At the close of the show, Billy sang a familiar Mormon church hymn I grew up with: “I Am a Child of God” from the Friends and Brothers album. It was a great reminder to me that music is something you carry with you- from Nashville to Richfield and back again.
Thanks to Billy for the reminder and the inspiration!
Thanks to City Councilman Richard Barnett for bringing Nashville to Richfield!