Country star Billy Dean appears as “Hank Longley” in The Toy Shoppe shows in Branson MO written by Kenny Rogers and Kelly Junkermann. Longley’s Toy Shoppe has been filled with magic, wonders and miracles for nearly 100 years. It is a place where toys come to life and children gather to hear owner Hank Longley tell stories. The audience joins Hero the Dog, Cheeseball the Mouse, Bruno the Bear and Billy Dean as Hank Longley in this story of love, faith and appreciation for the value of every individual. The story is full of old-fashioned values and is great entertainment for the entire family. The original music from the production, featuring 11 songs co-written by Kenny Rogers as well as several holiday classics is available on Dreamcatcher Records.
Billy Dean first gained national attention after appearing on “Star Search” and has recorded 8 studio albums since 1990, of which 4 have been certified “Gold.” He has generated more than 20 hit singles on the Billboard Country charts including 11 Top Ten hits. His biggest hits include “Only Here For A Little While,” “Somewhere In My Broken Heart,” “You Don’t Count The Cost,” “Only The Wind,” “Billy The Kid,” “It’s What I Do,” “Buy Me A Rose,” and “Let Them Be Little.”