Billy Hoffman (singer)

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Billy Hoffman
Born Arkansas
Genres Country
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2000–2002
Labels Critter
Associated acts Joe Stampley

Billy Hoffman (born in Arkansas and raised in Poteau, Oklahoma[1]) is an American country music singer. Hoffman was born with a hearing problem and is only three percent away from being deaf. He also learned to play guitar to gain dexterity after being born with underdeveloped hands.[2]

In 2000, he was the first artist signed to Critter Records, which was managed by Joe Stampley.[3] Stampley produced Hoffman's debut album, which included a cover of Paul Davis' "I Go Crazy."[4] The album received a mixed review from Ray Waddell of Billboard, who wrote that "while lacking the vocal gymnastics heard in much of what populates current country radio, Hoffman's easygoing style mostly serves this material well."[5] Two singles from the album charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
All I Wanted Was You
  • Release date: July 11, 2000
  • Label: Critter Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2000 "Perfect Night" 69 All I Wanted Was You
"You're the Ticket" 75
2001 "All I Wanted Was You"
2002 "Bar Room Athlete" N/A
"It Just Hurts a Little" All I Wanted Was You
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2000 "You're the Ticket"
2001 "All I Wanted Was You" J.R. Davis
2002 "Bar Room Athlete"
"It Just Hurts a Little" Jeff Moseley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billy Hoffman Bio". About.com. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Roberts, M. B. (May 7, 2000). "Who's New ... Billy Hoffman". Country Weekly. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "COUNTRY BEAT: Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathy Mattea, Robbie Fulks ...". MTV. October 27, 2000. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Billy Hoffman Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Waddell, Ray (July 15, 2000). "Reviews & Previews". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 191. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.