Byron Hill sings acoustic renditions of his songs that were chart hits by Joe Sun, Johnny Lee, George Strait, Ed Bruce, Ray Charles, Alabama, Larry Stewart, George Jones, Tracy Byrd, Anne Murray, Neal McCoy, Sammy Kershaw, Gary Allan, and Joe Nichols. All songs were previously recorded by the artists as notated, and were chart singles in one or more of the following industry recognized publications: Billboard, Record World, Cashbox, Gavin Report, Radio & Records. Ten of the fourteen songs included on the CD were ASCAP Award winning song.
For thirty-three years, Byron Hill has been a professional songwriter in Nashville, with songs that have generated more than 650 recordings, earned seventy-seven RIAA certified Gold and Platinum awards, ten ASCAP awards, twenty-nine U.S. and Canadian top-ten chart hits, and numerous hits in other worldwide markets.
His songs have been recorded by a list of artists that includes all of the artists listed above, plus Kenny Rogers, Juice Newton, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Rhonda Vincent, Doc & Merle Watson, Trace Adkins, Asleep At The Wheel, John Michael Montgomery, Toby Keith, Gene Watson, Porter Wagoner, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Hank Thompson, Mila Mason, The Road Hammers, Bill Medley, Blackhawk, Conway Twitty, Highway 101, Jeff Bates, Barbara Mandrell, Mel McDaniel, Rhett Akins, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Van Shelton, The Whites, Mike Dekle, The Seekers, Gord Bamford, Hey Romeo, Colt Ford, and many others.
Additional album notes:
Recorded during 2009 and 2011 at The Reserve, Nashville, TN.
Tracks engineered by Jorge Colina.
Additional engineering by Rob Matson, and Mike Poston.
Mixed and Mastered at Audio Services Group by Mike Poston.
Produced by Mike Poston and Byron Hill.
Billy Panda (acoustic guitar)
Byron Hill (acoustic guitar, lead vocals, classical guitar on “Over You”)
Tim Lorsch (strings on “Over You”)
Russell Terrell (background vocals)
Front cover by Rip Koken, Koken Farm, Ardmore, TN
Back cover by Rebecca Lenk, Pea Pickin' Photography, Wentzville, MO
MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE - by Robert K. Oermann, April 6, 2011
BYRON HILL/Radio Songs
Fool Hearted Memory (track from Radio Songs CD)
Writer: Byron Hill/Blake Mevis; Producer: Mike Poston & Byron Hill; Publisher: Sony-ATV Tunes/Make Believus, ASCAP; BHP (track) (www.byronhillmusic.com)
—Perennial Music Row hit writer Hill has a new CD called Radio Songs that is packed with smashes. The renditions are acoustic, simple and honest. This 1982 George Strait hit is just one example of this songwriter’s craftsmanship. It is also a reminder how many decades Byron’s career spans. These songs were originally popularized by everyone from stars past such as Ed Bruce (”Nights”) and Alabama (”Born Country”) up to today’s Joe Nichols (”Size Matters”) and Gary Allan (”Nothing on But the Radio”). Impressive, as well as highly listenable.
NASHVILLE MUSIC GUIDE - May 2011
BYRON HILL/Radio Songs
"Hit songwriter Byron Hill has a new album out called Radio Songs, which highlights his stellar career
of songwriting through the years. These acoustic, raw, stripped down versions of Hill’s original songs
reflect the intricate and well crafted writing/musicianship that has sustained his long and illustrious career.
All of the songs on this album were originally made popular by artists such as Alabama (“Born Country”),
Joe Nichols (“Size Matters”), George Strait (“Fool Hearted Memory”), and many more. Listening to this
album all the way through, you see the longevity in Hill’s writing from the 1970s up until today. Incredible
songs by an incredible songwriter; this is a must get album."