Unsung hero Billy Don Burns emerges from the shadows to tell tales of the life he’s lived on I've Seen A Lot Of Highway. Special guests include Shooter Jennings, Wes Shipp, Cody Jinks, Whey Jennings, and Storey Boys.
I've Seen A Lot Of Highway ain't your typical run-of-the-mill album. It's a raw, gritty, and unapologetic journey through the annals of life, narrated by a man who's seen it all and isn't afraid to sing about it. Billy Don Burns, a true-blue troubadour, doesn't need grandiose introductions. He's the real deal – a no-nonsense, straight-shooting artist who believes in letting his songs do the talking. With over five decades in the music game, he's weathered the storms and soaked in the sunshine of the industry. His songs are the kind that echo in the heart, and it's no surprise that his compositions have found a home in the repertoires of legends like Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, Tanya Tucker, Mel Tillis, and Sammy Kershaw.
"I make music because that's all I've ever done. It's all I know. I write because the songs come out of me, and I'm privileged to be able to give them life," declares Burns, a man whose authenticity is as palpable as the notes he strums.
I've Seen A Lot Of Highway is a testament to a life lived on the road, with all its highs and lows. Released under Shooter Jennings' Black Country Rock label, the album is a reflection of the struggles and triumphs that have colored Burns' journey. His arrival in Nashville in 1972 marked the beginning of a musical pilgrimage that led him to be signed as a writer for Wilderness Music, where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Lefty Frizzell, Tanya Tucker, Waylon Jennings, and Tommy Jennings. In 1974, fortune smiled on Burns as Connie Smith cut one of his songs for Columbia Records, marking a pivotal moment in his career. Over the years, Burns has become a recognized figure among the original outlaws and a venerable scribe of country music. His life's story is etched into the fabric of his songs, each note carrying the weight of experience.
I've Seen A Lot Of Highway is a document by a man who has witnessed the evolution of country music with his own eyes. For Billy Don Burns, making music isn't a choice; it's a calling, a way of life.