Billy Crain

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Billy Crain
Birth name William Sherwood Crain
Born (1954-08-09)August 9, 1954
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Southern rock, rock music, country music
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, vocals
Years active 1970–current
Labels Sony Music Entertainment, Sony BMG, Epic, MCA
Associated acts The Outlaws, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Poco, Yankee Grey, The Bellamy Brothers

William Sherwood "Billy" Crain (born August 9, 1954 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American songwriter and musician.[1][2] He has been a staple performer in the Southern rock scene since the early 1970s. He has performed with various artists including the The Allman Brothers Band, The Rossington-Collins Band, The Rolling Stones and ZZ Top. In the late 1980s he pursued songwriting and record production. He co-wrote the song "Call It Love" (by Poco) with Ron Guilbeau and Rick Lonow; "It's My Time" by Martina McBride (co-writers Kim Tribble and Tammy Hyler); "Another Nine Minutes" (co-writers Tim Buppert and Tom Douglas (songwriter)); and "Let 'er Rip" by the Dixie Chicks (co-written with Sandy Ramos).


  1. ^ "About - Billy Crain". Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Billy Crain | Southern Rock Bands". Retrieved 2011-11-24.