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Bill Durham - Biography

Country Music Singer/Guitarist Bill Durham of Clarksdale, Mississippi cut his teeth on Waylon, Haggard, and Cash shortly after getting his first guitar at the age of 11. By the time he was 16, he was a seasoned performer opening for the legendary Ernest Tubb. When Bill was 18 years old, he recorded his first record at Sam Phillips Recording Studio (Sun Records) in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 2004, Bill released his first CD titled My Kind Of Music on his own record label, Bull Records. My Kind Of Music was a mixture of classic country, rockabilly, and roots music (Americana). My Kind Of Music was well received by music critics and radio programmers world-wide.

The CD received considerable radio airplay in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The CD also received airplay on numerous small market country radio stations in the United States. Two rockabilly songs on the CD, “Pink Cadillac” and “You Ain’t Foolin’ Nobody”, peaked at # 1 on The IndieWorld Country Chart . Also, “Pink Cadillac” was ranked # 19 among the 200 most played songs in Europe by The European Country Music Association (ECMA) on The ECMA Top 100 Country Radio Airplay Chart.

Bill’s new album, I’ve Got The Song, will be released in September 2007.The new CD contains 12 tracks written by some of the best songwriters in Nashville including Ronny Scaife, Don Singleton, and Paul Craft. The new album also features three rockabilly songs written by Jimmy Evans and Andy Anderson who are both members of The Rockabilly Hall Of Fame.

Finally, the new album features a song written by the late Conway Twitty, A member of The Country Music Hall Of Fame.

The new album can be ordered from CDBaby.com or HonkyTonkinMusic.Com. The new album can also be ordered from Bill’s website- www.billdurhammusic.com or by calling (800) BUY-MY-CD. HonkyTonkinMusic also has a toll free number- (800) 664-3740.

When Bill is not performing at festivals, he works in the family business, a farm parts and supply company in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Bill hopes to perform overseas one day in some of the European countries including England, France, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Norway, Sweden, and possibly down under in Australia.

For More Information:

Bill Durham

231 Court Street

Clarksdale, MS 38614

662.902.6632

 

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www.billdurhammusic.com

Bill Durham Fact Sheet


BIRTHDAY: September 22, 1964
BIRTHPLACE: Clarksdale, Mississippi, "Birthplace of the Blues"
INFLUENCES: Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Charlie Pride
RECORDINGS: "Pink Cadillac"

"Mississippi Lady"

"You Ain't Foolin' Nobody"

"Honey Who Do You Love"

"I've Got The Song"

"I'm Still Missing You"

"Teardrops In My Tequila"

CD: My Kind of Music & I've Got The Song

RECENT APPEARANCES:
  • Juke Joint Festival- Clarksdale, MS
  • Taylor Grocery, Taylor, MS
  • Carrol County Market, Carrolton, MS
  • Rick's Cafe, Starkville, MS
  • Tower Records- Memphis, TN
  • Eddie Bond Music Hall- Middleton, TN
  • Borders Books & Music- Germantown, TN
  • OctoberFest, Cleveland, MS
  • Mayfair, Senatobia, MS
  • King Cotton Festival, Vicksburg, MS
  • Yazoo Fest, Yazoo City, MS
  • Delta Springfest, Greenville, MS
  • Fair On The Square, Collierville, TN
  • Springfest, Batesville, MS (with Steve Azar)
  • Greenville Balloon Festival, Greenville, MS (with Steve Azar)
  • Hernando Music and Heritage Festival, Hernando, MS
  • Johnny Cash Festival, Dyess, AR (with Buddy Jewel & Tommy Cash)
  • Ole Miss Student Union Concert, University, MS
  • Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival, Starkville, MS (with Rosanne Cash & Billy Joe Shaver)
PAST APPEARANCES:
  • Water Valley Watermelon Carnival, Water Valley, MS
  • Delta Jubilee, Clarksdale, MS
  • May Fest, Olive Branch, MS
  • Leland Crawfish Festival, Leland, MS
  • Kudzu Festival, Holly Springs, MS
  • Concert Openings for Ernest Tubb, John Anderson, Ace Cannon and Steve Azar
  • Louisiana Hayride, Shreveport, LA
  • B.B. King/Indian Bayou Festival, Indianola, MS
  • Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch, Hurricane Mills, TN
  • Arkansas Jamboree, Marianna, AR
  • Mid-South Jamboree, Memphis, TN
  • The Mornin' Show, Tupelo, MS
  • March of Dimes Telethon, Greenville, MS
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
BOOKING INFORMATION:

Bill Durham
231 Court St.
Clarksdale,MS 38614
662.902.6632
662.624.6632
662.624.8343

Song list

Partial Songlist

Song Title
Artist
Long Haired Country Boy
Charlie Daniels
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynard Skynyrd
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard
Ramblin' Man
Allman Brothers
Redneck Mother
Jerry Jeff Walker
Welcome To My World
Jim Reeves
Good Hearted Woman
Waylon Jennings
Kansas City
Wilbert Harrison
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Willie Nelson
Third Rate Romance
Amazing Rhythm Aces
Maybellene
Chuck Berry
Make the World Go Away
Eddy Arnold
On the Road Again
Willie Nelson
Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater
Old Time Rock and Roll
Bob Seger
Tennessee River
Alabama
Waltz Across Texas
Ernest Tubb
Amarillo by Morning
George Strait
Hey Good Looking
Hank Williams Sr.
Love's Gonna Live Here
Buck Owens
Well All Right
Buddy Holly
Tulsa Time
Don Williams
Stand by Me
Ben E. King
Midnight Special
Johnny Rivers
Big City
Merle Haggard
Abilene
George Hamilton IV
Move it On Over
Hank Williams
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
Hank Williams Jr.
Who's Cheatin' Who
Alan Jackson
I Believe in You
Don Williams
Early Morning Rain
Gordon Lightfoot
Let Your Love Flow
Bellamy Bros.
Picture
Kid Rock
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
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