Billy Droze Goes #1 on Bluegrass Today

Article Contributed by Rural Rhythm Records | Published on Friday, February 17, 2017

Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that “Kentucky Blue” by multi hit songwriter, Billy Droze has reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. Droze and co-producer Ronnie Bowman are working on his debut album for Rural Rhythm containing the #1 single which is scheduled for release early Summer.

This song has been stuck in my head from the moment I heard it. It’s so good, even my sub consciousness keeps hitting replay.” Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network, Bluegrass Today

I am so thankful and blown away at the response from radio for 'Kentucky Blue' .  God has blessed me richly and is making my dreams come true" - Billy Droze

The single has generated strong support from the Bluegrass radio community and has been steadily moving up the charts since its release last September. The single has also achieved the #3 position on the Bluegrass Junction – MOST-PLAYED TRACKS Chart – SiriusXM Radio this month.

Billy Droze describes "Kentucky Blue" as somewhat of a light-hearted fiction of a man who hit rock bottom over lost love and perpetual heartbreak. The story paints the scene of a man leaning on sad songs and memories of the past with no way to escape. Though hoping all along he might find a way out of his predicament it's almost as if he has found comfort in his own hopeless misery. This semi retro composition is reminiscent of classic Hank with the cry of the lyrics almost moaning out the state his obviously broken heart is in.

“Kentucky Blue” written by Billy Droze and Lance Droze, features Droze‘s soulful vocals and lead guitar with the help of his friend Ronnie Bowman on harmony vocals and Marja Droze and top bluegrass pickers Scott Vestal (Banjo), Rob Ickes (Dobro) and Andy Leftwich (Fiddle / Mandolin). The single is produced by Billy Droze & Ronnie Bowman and includes performances by Jason Roller (Rhythm Guitar) and Kevin Grant (Bass).

At only 30, Billy Droze has acquired the title of "hit songwriter" over the years co-writing such songs as; I Know Better" (#1 on Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart) - The Grascals, "Her Memory Again" (#5 on Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart) - Flatt Lonesome, “Bottle Was a Bible” – Junior Sisk, ”Big Pain” – Marty Raybon, "Free Again" - Shenandoah, “Sunday Clothes” - Randy Kohrs, “That’s Why I Run” - Billy Yates (#1 in Europe), “You Never Know” – Darryl Worley, "Like I Do" - Jamie O'Neil and more.

Click here to listen to the single "Kentucky Blue". The single “Kentucky Blue” is available for DJ downloads on AirPlay Direct.

Learn more about Billy Doze, the single "Kentucky Blue" and watch Billy Droze & Kentucky Blue perform "Kentucky Blue."