Billy Payne

Billy Payne

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Billy Payne is working side by side with Waymore's Outlaws. The former band of the late Waylon Jennings. He is also managed by Jerry Bridges whom as well managed and produced for Waylon Jennings.

Biography

I'm currently managed by Jerry Bridges former manager of the late Waylon Jennings. We have just completed my new cd "Country Till I Die" and a brand new one for this year "SPIRIT OF AN OUTLAW" as well released the summer of 2009. www.bridgesandeppsmusicgroup.com
or call Jerry Bridges 615 305 8793 Billy Payne is Country Music to the core. I have many influences from Johnny Cash to Waylon Jennings.. I have my own style. My songs are and have been played all over the world. The press reviews are enclosed in the press section of the epk. More reviews to come from Texas, Canada and the U.K. on cd "Country Till I Die"

Billy Payne
During the late '60s if you happened to be walking by the home of Billy and Anna Payne you would have heard the country music sounds of George Jones, Bill Anderson, Charley Pride and little eight year-old Billy Payne. Billy's family lived in the Appalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia, an area known for country music. The Payne name was known in the area as being synonymous with music since Billy's ancestors had been playing for dances, family and church functions there for a number of years.

At about age four, he can remember watching Porter Wagoner and Bill Anderson on television and his love affair with country music was started.

At about age eight Billy took an interest in listening to records and his first two albums were Johnny Cash at San Quentin and The Best Of Charley Pride, a testament to his love of traditional country music. Billy was also a big fan of George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Jr. and Willie Nelson and credits them as the reasons he wanted to become a country singer. Billy got his first guitar at age 12 and, after teaching himself to play, started playing and singing around the house. As a teenager, he spent many hours practicing and recording him self at home before he finally got enough confidence to step on a stage in 1991.

During most of 1991, Billy played at a local nightclub as a member of a house band called Country Tradition. Later that year he helped form another local country group called Bandolero and worked with them until early 1992. It was also in 1992 that Billy started writing songs and by mid-summer he had formed his own band called Sidewinder. That group worked nightclubs, private parties, festivals and fairs (including the West Virginia State Fair) throughout most of the state until late 1999, becoming one of the most popular bands in the area.

In 1998 Billy and the band entered a contest near Charleston, West Virginia where they won first place. A video of their performance eventually reached Jim Case, president of Aaron Records in Nashville. Case contacted Billy about meeting with him and following the meeting; Billy was signed to Aaron Records to do a one-album project.

The album was produced in Nashville, Tennessee buy Jim Case and engineered by well-known producer Buddy Hyatt. Billy's first single, "No Limit On Love" was released to radio stations in the United States and Europe in May 2000. Well-known Nashville songwriters Freddy Weller and Bobby Fisher, and Bobby's son Robbi, penned the title song, which took Billy all the way to the Independent Country chart landing at # 9 in December 2000. Since then Billy has seen more chart success with his second single "Nadine" penned by Legend Chuck Berry was released to worldwide radio and in the summer of 2002 Billy's single "Nadine" reached the top ten Indie Country Chart at # 8. In July of 2003 Billy's third single "She Got Away With Good-Bye" reached the Indie Country chart at # 27 and The Top Independent Country Artist of The World Chart at # 27 also in July 2003.

The "No Limit On Love" album has brought Billy Payne recognition all over the world for the past 6 years since it's release in 2000. With album reviews in Canada, Europe, and radio play all over the world to his credit. Billy has been a guest on Oprystar Spotlight on WSM, the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree in Nashville, Tennessee and The Capital Music Hall in Wheeling, WV.

Billy has moved up to the second phase of his recording career, no longer with the Aaron label. Billy and producer Buddy Hyatt was in the studio late 2004 for his new project "Back To The Simple Life", recorded at Fun House Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and released in February 2005. Thus far the album is already receiving recognition in the U.S., Europe, Britain, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

No matter what the future holds for Billy Payne, one thing for sure -- he will be a die-hard country singer to the end. His genuine personality, and great talent should take him a long way.

A Country Music Singer for the last 16 years has been awarded for his work in music. His First Album No Limit On Love gained him Popularity. Most recently he has received airplay and reviews for his second release Back To The Simple Life, A

Discography

"No Limit On Love" 2000
"Back To The Simple Life" 2005
"Country Till I Die" 2009
"Spirit Of An Outlaw" 2010
cd's receiving airplay worldwide at these websites:
http://www.live365.com/stations/alip51
www.ara.lu
www.radiosiljan.com
and streaming at :
www.myspace.com/billypaynecountry
http://cdbaby.com/cd/billypayne
www.waymoresoutlaws.com
Country Till I Die Tracks on www.myspace.com/billypaynecountry

Set List

I promote my current cd's with my original songs that are out on the market and I play Country cover tunes as well