Billy Hill (band)
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Associated acts||The Detroit Wheels|
|Past members||Bob DiPiero
John Scott Sherrill
Billy Hill was an American country music group founded by singer/songwriter/guitarists Dennis Robbins, Bob DiPiero and John Scott Sherrill, along with Reno Kling (bass guitar) and Martin Parker (drums). Before the group's foundation, Robbins had been a member of The Rockets (later The Detroit Wheels), and Kling played bass for Steve Earle. Sherrill and Robbins alternated as lead vocalists, but credited the frontman role to a fictional character named Billy Hill and wrote a biography on the character.
The band recorded one album for Reprise Records and charted two singles on the Billboard country charts. After disbanding in 1990, Robbins became a solo artist for Giant. DiPiero and Sherrill have continued working as songwriters.
I Am Just a Rebel (1989)
|I Am Just a Rebel|
|Studio album by Billy Hill|
All songs written and composed by DiPiero, Robbins and Sherrill except as noted.
|1.||"Too Much Month at the End of the Money"||2:21|
|2.||"Nickel to My Name"||2:35|
|3.||"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" (Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr.)||3:34|
|4.||"These Lonely Blues" (Sherrill, DiPiero)||4:03|
|6.||"What's a Boy to Do"||2:56|
|7.||"Just in Case You Want to Know"||3:31|
|8.||"I Am Just a Rebel"||3:32|
|9.||"Drive On By"||3:59|
|10.||"Gettin' On Down the Road"||3:33|
Compiled from liner notes.
- Bob DiPiero — background vocals
- Reno Kling — bass guitar
- Martin Parker — drums, percussion
- Dennis Robbins — lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar
- John Scott Sherrill — lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
- Bucky Baxter — steel guitar
- Barry Beckett — piano, Hammond B-3 organ
- Bessyl Duhon — accordion
- Glen Duncan — fiddle, mandolin
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||55|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1989||"Too Much Month (At the End of the Money)"||25||—||I Am Just a Rebel|
|"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"||58||61|
|1990||"Nickel to My Name"||—||76|
|"No Chance to Dance"||—||—||Singles only|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|1990||"Tomorrow's World"||Various artists||74||Single only|
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- Brennan, Sandra; Brian Mansfield. "Dennis Robbins biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
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- I Am Just a Rebel (CD booklet). Billy Hill. Reprise Records. 1989. 25915.
- Hurst, Jack (12 November 1989). "Game of the name Billy Hill has fun but takes singing seriously". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 26 December 2011.