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  • Clifton, TN
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Singer, Songwriter, Musician
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Billy Kay is an American Country Songwriter and Musician. The most downloaded in Las Vegas | #1 in S Carolina | Now taking Nashville by Storm.

Billy Kay is a homeless Veteran, currently living in a shelter in Clifton, TN. He travels America writing, recording and performing on his now-famous "Abject Poverty Tour".

He donates a share of all royalties and merchandise sales to various charities. He gets to work with top-tier musicians who often donate their skills to the cause - or work for the price of a cheeseburger! For example, his breakout hit "Ready... Set... Gone!"... 100% of the proceeds go to The Shade Tree (a battered women's shelter) for posterity.

Billy also organized 2011's "Country for a Cause" CD, which featured some of the most talented - and award winning - indie musicians on the indie country music scene.

Billy started playing the accordion at age 5. Knowing it would be impossible to "pick up women" with an accordion, he convinced his mom to let him switch to guitar at 7. And his guitar has been his constant companion for 4 decades.

He went public with his songs three years ago, and he's since been played all over the world. He was the most downloaded person in Las Vegas. People make videos of themselves dancing to his songs from Asia to Denmark!

Billy writes from the heart. "I write what I see" says Billy. "I lack the ability to make stuff up. So if I see hurt or joy in someone, I extrapolate how they got to that point."

His latest release, "When You Hold Me Tight", was recorded in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Florida. "All my favorite performers" play on it" states Billy. It was a labor of love - and a blast to record!

As long as people keep listening, I'll keep writing. And I get to tell people about those less fortunate then themselves in the process. Of all the directions my life could have taken, I consider myself blessed to be where I am.

All My Best,
Billy Kay

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Billy Kay Taking the Ferry to record Up to You in Seattle

Billy Kay Taking the Ferry to record Up to You in SeattleAll royalties from this song from iTunes, Amazon and similar downloads, all streaming proceeds, and any other related online sales are donated to GameChanger Children's Charity. Please visit…
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Billy meeting his guest stars at Riverside Resort in Laughlin, NV

Billy meeting his "guest stars" at Riverside Resort in Laughlin, NV #WeDoLaughlinRight :)Download Billy Kay on iTunes at…
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Billy Kay with Denelle and Danica telling everyone on the Colorado River about their Arizona Debut :)

Billy Kay with Denelle and Danica telling everyone on the Colorado River about their Arizona Debut :)All My Best,Billy Kay
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Billy Kay performing at Bar Kada Las Vegas

Billy Kay performing at Bar Kada Las VegasDownload Billy Kay on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bellmore/id722898949?uo=4&at=11l5KuAll My…
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Billy Kay performing at the pool at Sunrise Suites Hotel

Billy Kay performing at the pool at Sunrise Suites Hotel. The view was MUCH better from MY angle :)Download Billy Kay on iTunes at…
Aug 25
Billy Kay and AOK Promotion&Production are now friends
Aug 19
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"Brother Kay you really are the best!"
Aug 19
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"Happy Father's Day!"
Aug 19
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"Because you're awesome!"
Aug 19
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"Congrats Billy!!!!"
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Official Billy Kay Can Cooler Koozies

We have enough Official Billy Kay Can Cooler Koozies for every day of the week for you... and a date! :)Koozie not keeping your beer can cold? Coozie making you crazy? Instead, grab a Billy Kay insulated can cooler. Features the official Billy Kay…
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Turn your head right... and cough!

Billy Kay: Turn your head right... and cough! :)Download Billy Kay on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bellmore/id722898949?uo=4&at=11l5KuAll My…
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Fade Still from Billy Kay's When You Hold Me Tight Video

Fade Still from Billy Kay's When You Hold Me Tight VideoDownload When You Hold Me Tight on iTunes at…
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I made the Laughlin Entertainer... again!

I made the Laughlin Entertainer... again! That's EVERY edition since I got here!Download Billy Kay on iTunes at…
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Fortuitous Ad Placement

It's All About Fortuitous Ad Placement! It's guaranteed I'll be the SECOND thing everyone sees on the page :)Download Billy Kay on iTunes at…
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Create a free http://paper.li/ account! It's that simple!

Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily.

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First, there are name brand acts we all know and follow, but they don't follow us back. So I…

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I thought “Payola” Radio was Outlawed back in the 50′s!

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:12am 2 Comments

We released a new single last week, and were immediately bombarded with emails telling us to submit our “great song” to various Internet radio stations. Apparently, there are over 100,000 Internet radio stations dying to play our song.

The catch? They all CHARGE to listen to the song, with no guarantee of making the radio’s rotation. Anywhere from $5 to $49 to submit a song that may never be played on the air.

My math says that would cost a songwriter between a…

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The Art of Networking

Posted on July 16, 2012 at 5:08pm 1 Comment

I recently posted a link on The NashvilleUniverse about a podcast I was asked to do about The Art of Networking. I hope some of you had a chance to listen because it's the most important part of your business!



What we do here when we talk to each other and support each other IS actually Networking. Taking it a step further is when you actually meet someone you've been networking with online.



Something happened last week that drives home the importance of Networking - and I… Continue

Monetizing Your Band Website: Online Custom T-shirts

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 7:31am 0 Comments

Online Custom T-shirts

One of the perks of our industry is "swag" - the free stuff companies give you in hopes you'll use or help promote them, or have your picture taken with a product (called product placement).



We recently made a cross country trip and everything except my carry-on suitcase, was branded swag used in photo ops. Hec! Even the laptop I'm writing this post with was a freebie.

I was recently hired as a consultant to teach bands how…

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At 9:03am on July 1, 2015, Michael Kay said…
Congrats Billy!!!!
At 4:17pm on June 25, 2015, Michael Kay said…

Because you're awesome!

At 5:40am on June 21, 2015, Michael Kay said…
Happy Father's Day!
At 4:43pm on June 19, 2015, Michael Kay said…
Brother Kay you really are the best!
At 7:36am on June 2, 2015, Michael Kay said…
Let's grab coffee sometime
At 6:20pm on April 3, 2015, timothy thompson said…

i love it good song

At 12:03pm on January 22, 2015, Michael Kay said…

If I was in Washington I would be at your performance!

At 11:54am on January 2, 2015, susan walton said…

Yes it would have been, I have a feeling we will meet:)

At 11:37am on January 2, 2015, susan walton said…

By the way i want to up my swag, :) I want a car, they can put what ever they want on it. Gottcha;)

At 11:36am on January 2, 2015, susan walton said…

That is true Billy, and we all have a number, only God knows when it's our time. I have Rheumatiod Arthritus, Diverticilitus and a heart disease, so my immune system sucks. They want to hold off on chemo, til I absolutely have to have it. I sucks, they found my heart disease when I was 22. My kids, grandkids, and music (of course my dad) keeps me pretty darn active, so I guess your right. I don't sing so I have it harder, who remembers a promoter? lol

 
 
 

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Posted by Kevin B. Klein on September 1, 2015 at 2:06pm 0 Comments

Hello Nashville Universe - WKLT is Northern Michigan's best Rock Station ! I had recently been a guest on WKLT's Garage with Terri Ray and the show was a success . It's up to you now to do your part as a fan and to get the KBK music in a daily rotation at this killer station and or at your favorite radio station . Please help me to get to where I need to be as an artist and that would be , to be heard by the masses . It just takes your random…

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