SOUND MATTERS with Tom Leu

Music, Marketing, & Motivation

045: Billy Don Burns

Country great, Billy Don Burns

February 10, 2018

Episode #045 – The Podcast: (also on SpotifyApple Podcasts, Amazon MusicGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadio, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, & Spreaker)

 

Country great, Billy Don Burns

Sound Matters show #045 features Tom’s intriguing and revealing conversation with the original “outlaw,” legendary Nashville singer/songwriter Billy Don Burns. Billy Don’s songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Sammy Kershaw, and Mel Tillis, and he’s known and worked with the likes of Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, Waylon and Shooter Jennings and Johnny Cash among many others. Both older and newer Country artists consider Billy Don as one of the greats as evidenced by his numerous songs appearing on multiple albums spanning nearly 50 years…

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Inside the Interview:
03:31 What keeps Billy going after nearly 50 years in the music business?
05:03 On Billy’s reactions to the universal praise he gets from other musicians…
06:42 On knocking Johnny Cash out of the #1 chart position…
08:10 Has Billy Don’s humilty hurt his career?
08:35 On playing the Grand Ole Opry…
09:35 On Billy Don’s recent back catalog…
11:30 Where does Billy’s inspiration for songs come from…?
12:08 Billy’s take on today’s current Country music, and meeting Kenny Chesney…
13:19 Billy Don’s view of success today vs. when he was starting out…
14:35 On younger artists cutting Billy’s songs currently…
15:25 Updates on a documentary and new music in the works…
16:53 Advice Billy gives to up-and-coming artists…
17:24 On what sets Billy and his music apart?

Connect with Billy Don Burns:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BillyDonBurnsMusic

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Until we meet again… Stay tuned-in… 

Loren Gold
044: Highlights & Hits
046: Highlights & Hits