Billy Stone: West Texas Sky
Billy Stone is one of those rare Texas-bred singer-songwriters whose songs flow easily from country to southern-rock, from folk to R&B, from rock 'n' roll to pin-drop quiet. Best of all, they're all Billy Stone songs. A Dallas, Texas native and Nashville resident since the late Seventies, Billy Stone resists the tag, Nashville-Songwriter. 'I write songs for people and if a country act or rock act or whatever hears something and records it, great, but my main focus is to call 'em as I see 'em.' Artists who have recorded Billy Stone's songs include The Forester Sisters, Johnny Lee, Gary Stewart, The Carter Family, Jimmy Hall and
Dan Toler, Vassar Clements, Bertie Higgins, Joe Sun, Billy 'Crash' Craddock and David Frizzell. 25 songs here include This Old 22, Grandma's Old Gas Stove, Ain't No Tellin' What A Fool Will Do,
Sight For Sore Ears etc..
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|Stone, Billy - West Texas Sky CD 1|
|01||Brand New Shade Of Red|
|02||Into Every Life (A Little Love Must Fall)|
|03||When Two People Meet|
|04||Just Like A Diamond|
|05||West Texas Sky|
|06||It Was You|
|07||Pictures Never Lie|
|08||You Just Don't Know What You've Got|
|09||Holmes County Home|
|12||My Heart Jumped Over The Moon|
|13||All Love Needs|
|14||Love, Love, Love|
|15||That Empty Chair|
|16||The Last Dallas Cowboy|
|18||What In The World (Is This World Coming To)|
|19||This Old .22|
|20||Grandma's Old Gas Stove|
|21||The Master Electrician|
|22||Ain't No Tellin' What A Fool Will Do|
|23||What Are We Trying To Prove|
|24||Sight For Sore Ears|
Billy Stone is one of those rare Texas bred singer-songwriters whose songs flow easily from country to southern-rock, from folk to rhythm and blues, from rock and roll to pin-drop quiet, crossing all borders to be Billy Stone songs.
A Dallas, Texas native and Nashville resident since the late '70s, Stone resists the tag, Nashville-Songwriter, explaining, "I don't sit around in some office on Music Row writing songs for Count'', Radio. I write songs for people and if a count'', act or rock act or whatever hears something and records it, great, but my main focus is to 'call' em as I see 'em."
Billy Stone has been "calling 'em as I see 'em" for twenty-five years in honky-tonks and bars, folk clubs, college campuses, and concert stages. His opening-act credits include such diverse artists as Willie Nelson, Joan Armatrading, Bellamy Brothers, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Guy Clark, Asleep At The Wheel, and the late Tim Hardin. Along with songwriting greats Steve Young and Dave Loggins, Billy was chosen by the Nashville Songwriters Association International to perform at their 1987 'Super Songwriters Showcase' in Nashville.
Artists who have recorded Billy's songs include The Forester Sisters, Johnny Lee, Gary Stewart, The Carter Family, Jimmy Hall and Dan Toler, Vassar Clements, Bertie Higgins, Joe Sun, Billy 'Crash' Craddock and David Frizzell.
Whether onstage alone or with his band: The Rock, Billy Stone delivers his meat and potatoes music with wit and a certain hillbilly charm and when he sings about West Texas Sky loneliness, Grandma's Old Gas Stove nostalgia, or wails about the "mountains of mashed potatoes and so many stories to tell" from his Family Reunion, you know he's been there, and you wonder if maybe you haven't been there, too.
Billy Stone West Texas Sky
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