JANUARY/FEBRUARY, 2017 (UPDATED) – Australian female duo Baylou have recorded ‘Even With A Broken Heart’ (Hill/Baillie/Baillie) with label-mates The Wolfe Brothers for ABC Records in Australia. A little trivia….the chart-topping song ‘Born Country’ (Hill/Schweers) recorded by Alabama made its debut on the chart twenty-five years ago on January 11, 1992 and has been released on at least 16 albums […]
DECEMBER 31, 2016: “Thank you to my fellow songwriters, performers, and musicians for sharing the stage, and to the venues, promoters, show sponsors, benefactors, media, and many others, and a special thank you to the people who come to the shows and enjoy the music!
DECEMBER 19, 2016 (UPDATED) – It’s been a good year for traditional country cuts by legacy artists…Mark Chesnutt, Mickey Gilley, Tracy Byrd, Moe Bandy, and The Oak Ridge Boys have all recently recorded and released Byron’s songs. In a recent interview Byron mentioned….“It feels a little like going back in time. All of these artists […]
OCTOBER 1, 2016 – Congratulations to Canadian artist Danielle Marie for her two nominations for the 2016 BCCMA (British Columbia Country Music Association) Awards. One of Danielle’s nominations is for 2016 BCCMA Song of the Year, a song she co-wrote with Byron called “Drive Away”. The award winners will be announced at the BCCMA Awards on October 23rd in […]
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 – Thank you to WSM Radio’s Bill Cody and Charlie Mattos of the WSM Coffee, Country & Cody show for listing eleven Country Music Hall of Fame inductees who have recorded Byron’s songs! And speaking of lists, when you’ve written a song that appears on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list 25 Hottest Country Songs About […]
AUGUST 12, 2016 – The Alabama: Song Of The South Exhibit opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame on August 25th and runs through June 12, 2017. Alabama was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Founding members Cook, Gentry and Owen continue to record and tour. In 2014 Alabama returned to […]
AUGUST 1, 2016 – Rising country artist Mo Pitney will release his debut Curb Records project Behind This Guitar on October 7. The album contains the song “Come Do A Little Life” (Hill/Pitney/Nance). The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open its Alabama: Song of the South exhibition on Aug. 25. Expected to run […]
JULY 2, 2016 – “This is unimaginable and the worst possible outcome for songwriters. Earlier this year in Washington, D.C., I explained to DOJ that our profession was already decimated and how mandating 100% licensing could put the final nail in our coffin” –Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) President Lee Thomas Miller. READ THE ARTICLE […]