Monday, December 23, 2013

Billy Yates and Rich Fagan at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Billy Yates and Rich Fagan at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 

Alabama Music Office. com goes to Alabama's Gulf Coast to attend the Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival 2013. Billy Yates and Rich Fagan entertained at Pirates Cove on Josephine Point near Elberta, Alabama.

Billy Yates may be best known as a hit songwriter, having written songs for some of Country Music's finest including: George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Joe Nichols, John Michael Montgomery, Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, Jeff Bates, Chris Young, Adam Gregory, Sammy Kershaw, Doug Stone, Michael Peterson, Ricochet, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Van Shelton, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent and David Allan Coe, not to mention the George Jones' classic, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" and his Grammy-winning smash, "Choices".

Billy Yates is also one fine honky tonk singer! After a string of efforts at a number of labels that began with a developmental deal at RCA in the mid 80's, plus full recording contracts at Curb Records and Almo Sounds (which produced his top twenty hit, "Flowers"), and his most recent major label outing on Columbia Records, Yates now has nine CD's to his credit, including his latest critically acclaimed disc, "Just Be You".

Those years of working with so many great companies has earned Yates the education that has now equipped him with the tools needed to operate his own, M.O.D. (My Own Damn) Record Label. He tours Europe extensively where the recently named European CMA Male Vocalist of the Year also dominates the airplay charts there with his smooth style of traditional country music.

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Richard Fagan (born April 24, 1947) is an American songwriter and musician.[1] He has had six top ten singles and 18 charted singles on the Billboard Country charts. Fagan's songs have been recorded by Neil Diamond, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Clay Walker, Ricochet, Hank Williams, Jr., George Jones, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, The Crickets, Jason & the Scorchers, The Blues Brothers Band and many others.
In 1979 his song "The Good Lord Loves You" was recorded by Neil Diamond and released on the September Morn album. The song charted in the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 67 in April 1980.[2] Fagan accomplished nine Billboard Country chart singles in the 1990s including two of John Michael Montgomery's number one singles: Be My Baby Tonight and Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident). Fagan had three additional songs on the Billboard Country charts in the 2000s, including the song "Why Can't We All Just Get a Long Neck?" that appears on the Hank Williams, Jr. album, I'm One of You. Source: Wikipedia

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