Billy Dean Latest To Leave Capitol

Add Billy Dean’s name to the growing list of artists who have parted ways with Capitol Records since Pat Quigley took over the label’s Nashville division. Those who have left the label’s roster in recent months include Suzy Bogguss, Tanya Tucker, John Berry and comedian Roy D. Mercer. Still, 1999 promises to be a busy year for Billy Dean. He is planning two album projects scheduled for release later this year on a new label. The first will be a “live” studio album, which he plans to record with a live studio audience of his fans during Fan Fair this June. The second is a Christmas album, especially geared for the millennium. It will feature “the greatest holiday songs of our century,” Dean explained. In the meantime, on the acting front, Dean’s fans can catch him on the USA Network feature A Face To Kill For in April.