BILLY DROZE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BETTER WITH TIME”
Song Goes #1 Three Weeks in a Row on Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart
CD Release Party August 23rd
Nashville, TN (August 18, 2017) – Rural Rhythm Records is pleased to announce the music video release for the #1 song “Better With Time.”
Songwriter Billy Droze explains, “I feel like ‘Better With Time’ dropped right out of the sky, like it was destined to be included on the album. I initially felt this song to be my own life experience, that faith in God and perseverance will get you through all things. With the help of two close friends, veteran songwriters James Ervan Parker and Ronnie Bowman, the song was sculpted into, what I believe will be very impactful and enlightening to the listener. In other words, I think it will help many to understand It All Gets Better with Time.”
The “Better With Time” music video was shot on August 12th through August 14th at several locations including Von Braun Civic Center, Church of the Nativity (Episcopal Church) and Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville Alabama. The music video was produced by New Media Production under the guidance of executive producer James Ervan Parker, producer Drew Thompson and director Dan Mashburn. Other production credits for the music include Don Craver (camera and jib); Steve Kerr (camera); Steve Kerr, Dan Mashburn and Drew Thompson (editors); Linda Bole (makeup).
Main characters in the music video include Lance Droze, Marija Droze, Timothy Droze and singers Billy Droze, Marija Droze and Ronnie Bowman with special performances by Ronnie Bowman on guitar and Chip Gulbro on fiddle.
In addition, Billy Droze has reached #1 three weeks in a row with his single “Better With Time” on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. Droze’s first single “Kentucky Blue” raced up the Bluegrass charts reaching #1 in back-to-back weeks on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart and reached #3 on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction – Top Tracks Monthly chart.
“Better With Time” is also #6 on the Bluegrass Today Monthly Airplay Chart posted on August 1st which reflects actual airplay logged for the previous month.
“Better With Time” along with his first #1 single “Kentucky Blue” are from Droze’s album “To Whom It May Concern” released on July 28th. A CD release party is scheduled for August 23rd at the Station Inn in Nashville, Tennessee.
This certainly is a wonderful way to kick off the release of “To Whom It May Concern” containing 12 co-written songs with writing contributions from Ronnie Bowman, James Ervan Parker, Chris Myers, Kathy Hudson, Robbie Melton, Mike Manuel, Guy Nix, Vickie Raye, Lance Droze and Gary Waldrep.
“To Whom It May Concern” shows that Billy Droze is truly a unique artist and hit songwriter, with lyrics that dig deep into the heart of life, melodies and a guitar style that combine his traditional roots with a modern twist that’s all his own, and a voice so soulful, earthy and sincere that every song seems to draw you in to believe and enjoy his brand of American Music.
“To Whom It May Concern” is exclusively distributed by the Orchard and available on iTunes, Amazon and where ever Bluegrass music is sold. “To Whom It May Concern” is available for DJ downloads on AirPlay Direct.
Billy Droze is booking dates and can be contacted at www.billydroze.com.
About Billy Droze:
Billy Droze has acquired the title of “hit songwriter” over the years co-writing such songs as; “Kentucky Blue” (#1 for two weeks on Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart) – Billy Droze, 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.
Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, the 10th of 12 children, Billy Ryan Droze grew up in Alabama knowing that music was his life as far back as he can remember. “It’s as if I was inserted with a computer chip that made my life revolve around music.” But the reason is just as likely the influence of his father, Bob “Red” Droze, a dedicated country, gospel, and bluegrass musician, who in 1962 released an album on Rural Rhythm Records making father and son label mates.
Billy was on stage with his dad by the time he was 4 years old, and spent his childhood singing with him everywhere from churches to bluegrass festivals to honky-tonks, developing a passion for traditional country, gospel, and roots music that has influenced him ever since.
He learned to play guitar when he was 12, and as a teenager would perform anywhere, anytime, for anyone who would listen, sometimes walking miles down country roads, carrying his guitar, just for the chance to play a few songs.
By the time he was 16, Billy’s dad had moved on to Texas, so he followed him there and spent a year or so playing with his band. Then after rambling around Texas for a while, he decided it was time to move to Nashville, where he’s lived ever since. Continuing to play anywhere he could, and constantly honing his skills as a song smith and musician, Billy steadily expanded his ever-growing fan base, dramatically increased by several tours singing lead for the Grammy-winning group Shenandoah (using the name Billy Ryan).
Billy Droze has been touring and making music non-stop for more than a decade. This truly unique artist and hit songwriter, with lyrics that dig deep into the heart of life, melodies and a guitar style that combine his traditional roots with a modern twist that’s all his own, and a voice so soulful, earthy and sincere that every song draws you in to enjoy his signature sound experience. More information is at Billydroze.com