With three top ten hits and 6 top 40 singles, the Grammy-Nominated England Dan and John Ford Coley were one of the most popular acts in the golden era of 70’s soft rock music. Joining John, with 4 straight Gold-Certified albums, is Grammy winner Billy Dean. Billy was the 1988 Star Search Best Male Vocalist, 1992 Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist AND won song of the Year at the American Country Music Awards. See these two good friends on the same stage for another rare and intimate show you won't see anywhere else, right here at THE CRUSH!
When : 5:30-8:30 pm
With three top ten hits and 6 top 40 singles, England Dan and John Ford Coley were one of the most popular acts in the golden era of 70’s soft rock music with songs like “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You”, “Love Is The Answer”, “Gone Too Far”, “We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again”, “Just Tell Me You Love Me”, What’s Forever For”, “Broken Hearted Me”, “Sad To Belong" and more.
In 1969, John began his association with High School classmate Dan Seals, who was the younger brother of Jim Seals, of Seals & Crofts fame. They eventually formed England Dan and John Ford Coley. Their big break came in 1976 with “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”.
They were unstoppable for three years, and in the early 1980’s the duo separated. Dan became a successful country singer and John began acting, and writing movie scores and books. Today John has been touring as a solo act and with such notables as Ambrosia, Three Dog Night, Poco, Christopher Cross, Stephen Bishop, Al Stewart and others. Dan sadly passed in 2009 from cancer. John will be sharing a rare performance that includes the hit plus some stories behind the songs!
Joining John is his good friend; singer, songwriter, actor and Grammy Award winner - Billy Dean (yes Billy is a distant cousin to James Dean). A native of Quincy Florida, where he still resides today, Billys big break came in 1988 when he won Best Male Vocalist on Star Search, hosted by Ed McMahon. In 1992, he earned the Top New Male Vocalist award from the Academy of Country Music and his hit Somewhere in my Broken Heart won Song of the Year at the American Country Music Awards. Mr. Dean earned four straight gold-certified albums from both the RIAA and CRIA, with 12 top 10 county hits including; Only Here for a Little While, Somewhere in my Broken Heart, If There Hadn’t Been You, Only The Wind, Billy The Kid, It’s What I Do, You Don’t Count the Cost, That Girl’s Been Spyin’ on Me, and a #1 hit with Kenny Rogers and Allison Krauss; Buy Me a Rose. Billy, who is also a member of the Florida Artist’s Hall of Fame, has toured with some of country’s biggest superstars like; Alan Jackson, The Judds, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black and many others.
Gates open at 5:30pm with dinner available until 7:00pm featuring some of the area’s most popular food trucks. Food is not included in the ticket price. Opening music by local great Abby Owens.
What's to Eat?
Food Trucks TBD