be honored in Canada as a producer means a lot to me," says Hill."I
just hope that in some way I can reciprocate by helping share the music
of some great Canadian talents like Gord Bamford, Hey Romeo and others
to the American country market."
Hill won the CCMA 2008 Producer Of The Year award for his work
on Bamford's HONKYTONKS AND HEARTACHES album, and Byron has been
recognized in Canada in the past for his work as a songwriter and
producer with artists Gil Grand (Monument Records) and Marie Bottrell
(2010 CCMA Hall of Honor inductee).
moved to Nashville from North Carolina in 1978, and has been a
professional songwriter for 32 years. His songs have generated more
than 650 recordings, earned 77 RIAA certified Gold and Platinum awards,
10 ASCAP awards, 25 U.S. and Canadian Top 10 chart hits, including 10
Number 1s in various markets. His songs have been recorded by Ray
Charles, Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, Juice Newton, Joe Nichols,
Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Rhonda Vincent, Doc & Merle Watson,
Trace Adkins, John Michael Montgomery, George Jones, Toby Keith, Reba
McEntire, The Oak Ridge Boys, Colt Ford and many others. His songs have
been recorded throughout the world, released by artists in England, Ireland,
Scotland, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Holland, Canada, Australia
and South Africa. Hill is best known for his country hits: Pickin'
Up Strangers by JohnnyLee, Fool Hearted Memory by George
Strait, Born Country by Alabama, Lifestyles Of The Not So Rich
And Famous by Tracy Byrd, If I Was A Drinkin' Man by Neal
McCoy, Politics, Religion And Her by Sammy Kershaw, Nothing
On But The Radio by Gary Allan and Size Matters by Joe
more at: www.byronhillmusic.com.
(Photo of Byron Hill with Gord Bamford by Sharon Armer)