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 11, 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 5, 2016 – Some reviews are reviews, and some are REVIEWS! Thank you SavingCountryMusic.com for this amazing REVIEW!! Vintage Album Review – George Strait’s “Strait From The Heart”
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 […]
JUNE 8, 2016 (Updated)– Urban Cowboy fans will be interested to know that the legendary Mickey Gilley ‘s next album will be entitled Kickin’ It Down The Road, and will include the song “Kickin’ It Down The Road” (Hill/Cosner/Kenny). The album is due early fall 2016. Curb Records artist Rachel Holder has recorded a new […]
MAY 24, 2016 – The Stories Behind The Hits page has been updated with lots of new information added. Enjoy!
MAY 18, 2016 – (from TexasHillCountry.com) – It’s hard to remember a time when George Strait wasn’t a household name, but he broke the radios with this track. Hint: does your memory serve you foolishly? Released in 1982, “Fool Hearted Memory” immediately became a smash hit and if George Strait wasn’t on your radar before that song, […]