by Katie Crowder
As Billy Lawson’s love for music developed at a young age, he would later try his turn at writing music as well. His music has made it to the charts and even topped them a handful of times.
Billy’s chart-topping number ones through the years have been “Learning As You Go” by Rick Trevino and “I Left Something Turned On at Home” by Trace Adkins. Along with these two toe-tapping songs, Billy’s name can be found attached to pieces recorded by George Strait, Blake Shelton, Lonestar, Lee Ann Womack, and Shenandoah.
“My writing is the most important thing to me, it’s what got me in the business. I love writing the song, and then getting to record it.”Billy Lawson
Though he couldn’t remember the very first song he wrote, (but who could with as many as Billy has written?) he does reminisce on his first cut, “A Work of Art” with Wayne Counts, Bob Garfrerick, Larry Gallant, Benny Wilson, and TG Sheppard.
The writing process is an art, as Billy calls it, and like any art, you have to continuously craft it and deliver it from the heart. If you don’t use it, you lose it, and that’s why writing is a muscle that Billy says has to be exercised every day.
Billy’s most recent accomplishment is a song he wrote with Ed Hill, the writer of Trace Adkin’s “Just Fishin’.” The pair’s song “My Friend Fred,” about the struggle of watching a friend struggle with addiction, has been recorded by Sammy Kershaw, and is being played on Country Music playlists on all streaming platforms.
Billy Lawson is a Muscle Shoals jack-of-all-trades type. From playing music to writing music, he is passionate about the industry and constantly delivers new tunes to his fellow country music lovers.