BILLY J WHITE
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT
“Pure disbelief came to mind when Billy J. White opened his mouth to sing. He’s from Burlington, Ontario? More like Nashville, Tennessee! Not a lot of Canadian artists can carry off the southern drawl like White did that evening.”
– Lithium Magazine
Burlington, Ontario’s based Billy J White is blazing his own trail in the country scene.
With musical influences ranging from Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Craig Morgan, and Tracy Byrd, Billy also resonates with the vocal prowess and extraordinary songwriting and piano perfection skills of Elton John. Asked, what comes first the melody or the lyrics, the scales tip toward the lyrics as “songs are always in my head.”
His new EP, “DAMN FOOL THING TO DO,” produced by multi-award winner, Tom McKillip is high-octane, and heartfelt. Consisting of seven sensational tracks, current singles including “Saturday Night” and “Keep Them Kisses Comin’’ have received widespread national radio play. Tracked by Anya Wilson Publicity and Promotion, Billy completed his first Western radio tour in the fall of 2013, carving out new relationships at radio and with fans.
Nominated for CMAO Male Artist of the Year (2013), Billy has lit up stages with his high energy “keep rockin’ it country style” performances. He has opened for The Stella’s, Deric Ruttan, Gil Grand, Tim Taylor, and Diane Chase and performed at Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival, Manitoulin Country Fest, Country in the Woods, NSAI Tin Pan North, and Ontario based fairs.
Whether commanding his audiences acoustically or with a full band, in the true country tradition of great male vocalists such as George Strait, Alan Jackson and even a little Travis Tritt, Billy encompasses the brilliance of today’s best.
If you don’t find Billy singing, songwriting, or playing guitar, then look for him under the nearest hot-rod, whistling and wrenching.
Irene Carroll, Strategist
Anya Wilson, Radio