MARCH 1, 2017 (UPDATED) – On March 9th, the mid-season finale of the CMT series Nashville (Season 5: Episode 11) featured the song “Can’t Remember Never Loving You” written by Byron Hill and Ian Janes, performed by co-stars Connie Britton (as Rayna) and Charles Esten (as Deacon). Byron is currently in the studio working on the second EP for Michael Cosner, who has been opening shows during the last year for Bill Anderson, The Malpass Brothers, Mickey Gilley, Tim McGraw, Joe Diffie, BlackHawk, The Time Jumpers, and many others. Jennica Scott and Jeremy Burchard, better known as the duo Moonlight Social have been in the studio recording a song co-written with Byron for their upcoming project. The song was also awarded semi-finalist in the country category in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Moonlight Social moved from Austin, TX to Nashville last year. Arkansas native Kelsey Lamb is in the studio with producer Bill McDermott putting finishing touches on a song she co-wrote with Byron. Kelsey’s career has included writing music for several Hallmark Channel movies, acting in supporting roles in several feature films, and performing with Alan Thicke in 2015 and 2016. Canadian singer/songwriter Becca Hess has been recording in Vancouver for her next album, and has cut two songs she co-wrote with Byron Hill and Roger Brown for the project. We’re pretty stoked to hear that the legendary Mac Gayden is planning to record a song he co-wrote with Byron for his next album, and at least one star/guest musician has been mentioned to be involved. Only a couple of months left for Alabama fans to see the Alabama: Song Of The South exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2017, and includes the original, handwritten manuscript for Alabama’s iconic hit “Born Country,” written by Byron Hill and John Schweers. WJO/Universal Music Australia artist Brad Butcher will be going in the studio in April to record a few songs he co-wrote with Byron. On March 1, Canadian singer and 2016 Edmonton Music Award winner Colleen Rae released ‘For Rich Or For Poor’ (Rae/Hill) as a single. As reported last month, Austin based Drew Fish Band released “Sounds Like A Plan” (Hill/Brown/Grimes) in the Texas Music market on January 20th. As of March 15, the single is in the top 30 on the CDX Traction chart, and #25 on the Texas Regional Radio chart. A video of the song has also been released. Thank you goes out to The Kyle Bourgault Band for recording the song “Better Every Beer” (Hill/Yates), and already gaining airplay on 100.9 The Cat, 88.3 The Saint around New York’s capital region and beyond! Australian duo Baylou is releasing a song co-written with Byron as a single, featuring the Australian band The Wolfe Brothers. A little ‘better-late-than-never’ news on a cut by Rockie Lynne on his It’s All About To Change album, which includes a tune Byron co-wrote with Rockie a long time ago called “Stupid Money”. Byron was standing around the merch table checking out Rockie’s CDs at a recent show they were doing together, and there it was…a nice surprise! Speaking of Rockie Lynne, a song Byron co-wrote with Rockie called “We Want To Thank You” is a part of an upcoming video project coordinated with the U.S. Department Of Defense 50th Commemoration Commission to create an awareness for Vietnam Veterans Day (March 29). A little history trivia….Tracy Byrd’s #4 hit “Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich And Famous” (Hill/Tester) made its chart debut in Billboard Magazine on April 30, 1994, twenty-three years ago! More details coming soon as we update this page throughout April!
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