Byron Hill

Byron Hill is from Winston-Salem, NC. Since moving to Nashville and signing his first publishing deal in 1978, Byron’s songs have generated more than 700 recordings, and have been released on seventy-eight RIAA certified Gold and Platinum albums and singles. His songs have earned ten ASCAP awards, thirty-four U.S. and Canadian top-ten chart hits, and have become hits in many other worldwide markets. The songs “Fool Hearted Memory” (George Strait), “Pickin’ Up Strangers” (Johnny Lee), “Politics, Religion, And Her” (Sammy Kershaw), “Nothing On But The Radio” (Gary Allan), “Born Country” (Alabama), “High-Tech Redneck” (George Jones), “Alright Already” (Larry Stewart), “If I Was A Drinkin’ Man” (Neal McCoy), and “Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous (Tracy Byrd) are just a few of the notable songs in his recorded catalog that spans four decades and includes songs recorded by a long list of other iconic and current artists of our time including Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Don Williams, John Michael Montgomery, Anne Murray, Juice Newton, Joe Nichols, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Conway Twitty, Jeff Bates, Highway 101, Barbara Mandrell, Mel McDaniel, Mark Chesnutt, Rhett Akins, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Whites, Ricky Van Shelton, The Seekers, Rhonda Vincent, Colt Ford, Mo Pitney, The Grascals, Blackhawk, Doc & Merle Watson, Asleep At The Wheel, Dionne Warwick, Toby Keith, Gene Watson, Margo Smith, Tom Wopat, Mark Wills, The Kendalls, Porter Wagoner, Ed Bruce, Shanana, Moe Bandy, Clint Eastwood, Joe Diffie, Brooks & Dunn, Hank Thompson, Mila Mason, Doug Supernaw, The Road Hammers, Tyler England, Bill Medley, Clifford Curry, Doug Stone, Rockie Lynne, Gord Bamford and many others. To date, eleven artists who have been inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame have recorded his songs. His songs have been recorded throughout the world, and released by artists in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Holland, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. In Canada Byron was awarded CCMA Songwriter Of The Year in 2012, and CCMA Producer Of The Year in 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013. With song catalogs at various publishers including Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music and other companies, Byron is currently a staff songwriter at Dan Hodges Music LLC. Byron also serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

 

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