Billy Joe Walker Jr.

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Billy Joe Walker Jr.
Also known asBilly Walker Jr.
BornFebruary 29, 1952[1]
Midland, Texas, U.S.
DiedJuly 25, 2017(2017-07-25) (aged 65)
Kerrville, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry, new-age
Occupation(s)Songwriter, session musician, record producer
Years active1980s–2017
LabelsMCA, DGC, Liberty

Billy Joe Walker Jr. (February 29, 1952[1] – July 25, 2017)[2] was an American songwriter, record producer and recording artist. He composed singles for Eddie Rabbitt, including "I Wanna Dance with You", "That's Why I Fell in Love with You" and "B-B-B-Burnin' Up with Love". He produced the first three albums of Bryan White, and for Pam Tillis, Collin Raye and Travis Tritt. He was also a session musician who played guitar.[3] Between 1987 and 1994, he recorded seven solo albums, all for major labels.

Walker died following a period of declining health on July 25, 2017.[2]


Title Details Peak Chart
Painting Music
  • Release date: July 26, 1989
  • Label: MCA Records
Universal Language
  • Release date: October 25, 1990
  • Label: MCA Records
The Walk
  • Release date: December 23, 1992
  • Label: DGC Records
Warm Front 10
Life Is Good
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Liberty Records



  1. ^ a b "Billy Walker Jr Online Obituary | San Angelo Texas Area Obituaries". February 29, 1952. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Guitarist and Producer Billy Joe Walker Dead at 64". Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Stark, Phyllis (April 27, 2002). "Nashville Scene". Billboard: 40.
  4. ^ "Billy Joe Walker, Jr. chart history". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2012.

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