Billy Joe Walker Jr.

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Billy Joe Walker Jr.
Also known as Billy Walker Jr.
Born February 29, 1952[1]
Midland, Texas, United States
Died July 25, 2017(2017-07-25) (aged 65)
Kerrville, Texas, United States
Genres Country, New Age
Occupation(s) Songwriter, session musician, record producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980s–2017
Labels MCA, DGC, Liberty
Associated acts Bryan White

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 New Age 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". 1952-02-29. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Guitarist and Producer Billy Joe Walker Dead at 64". Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  3. ^ Stark, Phyllis (April 27, 2002). "Nashville Scene". Billboard: 40. 
  4. ^ "Billy Joe Walker, Jr. chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 

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