Billy Jo Young
Location: Destin FL
Genre: Pop / Rock / Soul
"I write and rhyme words together rhythmically at different frequencies." -- Billy Mauldin
Billy's first single “Young” was nominated for “Song of the Year” at Festival South in Hattiesburg, MS and Quarter Life Crisis was named “Best Album” at the festival’s awards show.
Singing inspirations include Ryan Tedder from One Republic, Jon Bellion, Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran.
Billy’s sound is an acoustic combination of pop, rock, and soul and he enjoys using his loop pedal to create a more dynamic sound. His set includes songs from James Brown, Ed Sheeran, Tracy Chapman, and even a creative rendition of Fetty Wap. He became serious about music after an injury from football when he broke his arm in a scrimmage in high school and was unable to do a lot of things he took for granted having two arms. He decided that as soon as his arm healed, he would learn how to play guitar, which he did (Billy: "You can learn anything from YouTube").Billy hopes that one day he will be lucky enough to sing to a crowd that sings back the lyrics he wrote in his bedroom. It’s a long shot he figures, but crazier things have happened.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The singer was great, he had a rich and strong voice which helped this song out amazingly. He reminds me of a young Jason Mraz.
The music is super catchy and easy to remember. I like what he's talking about and the meaning behind it.
Very good vocals... the lyrics are well written, fresh, and contemporary.