MP3 Billy Payne - Back To The Simple Life
Billy Payne is Pure Country To The Bone. He grewup listing to Country Music. He is a Honky Tonk Singer that has been influenced by many Country Legends . You can hear that in his songs but he never loses his own identity. He has his own style and it shows
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COUNTRY: Traditional Country, GOSPEL: Country Gospel
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, All over the World including Canada, Europe , Spain, New Zealand and Australia and just completed an Interview with Allegheny Mountain Radio in Holland The Billy Payne Story which aired in Holland U.K, West Virgina, Virginia and Kentucky May 2006 and April 2006 He landed on the Country Club Music Charts in EUROPE at # 4 with Blue Skies Mountain Air & Clear Water from that Album. Just as of August 12th 2006 Billy has been receiving Heavy Airplay across Europe. According to ARA Radio 103.3 MHz and 105.2 MHz in Europe. ARA Radio in Europe just completed an interview with Billy recorded June 2006 in Nashville, Tn. and is playing all across Europe.
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.
Billy was born in Montgomery, WV and has lived in that same area all his life. 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 Press Release from July 2002
Billy Payne Making His Mark In Nashville, TN. July 2002
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Billy Payne Making His Mark In Nashville Receives Award, Interviewed On WSM Radio and Appears On The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree
[Nashville] - It was a big weekend in Nashville for Page, West Virginia resident Billy Payne. Payne, who records for Nashville-based Aaron Records, was honored by his label with a plaque honoring his song "Nadine" reaching the # 8 position on the National Independent Country Charts. As a result of his national chart achievement Payne was invited to appear on the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite, the second longest running radio show in history, second only to the Grand Ole Opry which immediately precedes its broadcast.
Payne was introduced by host David Frizzell, performed two songs and then surpised by Aaron Records President Jim Case who presented Payne with the plaque recognizing his chart success.
Following the Midnite Jamboree broadcast, Payne was whisked across the street to the studios of WSM Radio 650 in The Opryland Hotel for a 90 minute segment on the "Opry Star Spotlight" Show hosted by Johnny "K" Koval. Payne talked about his career and performed two songs live with his guitar. Johnny "K" also played five cuts from Payne''s "No Limit On Love" album.
Payne performs with his band regularly in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky,Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Two upcoming dates of note include an appearance at the West Virginia State fair in Lewisburg, WV on Monday August 12, 2002 and a performance at Jamboree USA in Wheeling, WV on Saturday, September 14, 2002 opening for Billy "Crash" Craddock.