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    Recent story released worldwide on the biggest resource for information and news for country music to the radio industry www.allaboutcountry.com  Naming the song Flip Flops the song of the summer.

     
    As released worldwide on www.allaboutcountry.com  Your biggest resource for country music news and information.

    Billy Craig Takes His 'Flip Flops' To 50,000 Watts
    Detroits rising country star Billy Craig will be performing live over 50,000 watt WJR-AM/Detroit on the "The Mitch Albom Show" Tuesday, July 29th 5-7 pm (ET). Mitch Albom is an award-winning journalist and radio host. He has been voted the No. 1 Sports Columnist in the Nation for the past 13 years along with writing his wildly successful book "Tuesday’s With Morrie,"
    Billy and his band will be performing songs off his new CD release THIS SIDE OF SOMEWHERE including his hit song ”FLIP FLOPS” which is currently being played on Country stations in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oregon, Texas, Mississippi and Florida. His music is being played in heavy rotation on K94 New Country, Arizona’s Pure Country as well as Detroit’s 99.5 The Wolf Country.

    You can listen live by going to
    www.WJR.com and clicking the LISTEN LIVE button.

    FLIP FLOPS!
    The song “Flip Flops” by country music artist Billy Craig turned into the number one requested song on K94 New Country and Your All Time Favorites this weekend.

    Playing alongside such big names as Sugerland, Alabama, and Alan Jackson, this new artist and his song “Flip Flops” have the ability to hold-up next to some of the biggest artist’s of our time.

    “K94 has a very wide listener base which provides a great test market for the song, which is already showing positive upward momentum. The traction this single is already gaining truly shows that listening audiences from all demographic profiles do respond in a very positive way to this Jimmy Buffet-ish, laid back tune,” said Scott Gordon, long time Music Industry professional and Radio Consultant.

    “Flip Flops” presence has grown both on broadcast and internet radio, and Billy has been contacted by some heavy hitters who are interested in licensing some of the music from his current, full-length release, This Side of Somewhere for several new television shows debuting this fall.
     
    Billy Craig Trop Rock’n With DK On Island Time Radio
    Trop Rock: Blend Of Rock & COUNTRY Music
    Billy Craig went live on air to a worldwide audience Monday night (6/30) with host Dennis “DK” King and his Island Time Radio Show on
    WWBC-88.3FM/Berea, OH getting an incredible response.

    The interview started out with ‘The Good Side of Life” a cut off Billy’s brand new CD, This Side Of Somewhere,

    “It was a great interview” Billy said “DK Played a few songs off the CD and I was able to unveil a brand new song live on air with my acoustic guitar. I’ll be going into the studio to start the recording of the next CD in the next month or so and it was great to get a new song out to a big audience.
    Island Time is a show every Monday of Trop Rock music--a mixture of rock-n-roll and COUNTRY music blended with an island style theme and lyrics. The host regularly features in-studio and phone interviews from Trop Rock artists, local and national so it was a natural to bring Billy onto the show.

    DK ended the show playing Billy’s current hit Flip Flops which has been getting regular airplay around the country and worldwide.
    As a review of his live performance at the largest outdoor amphitheatre in the midwest
     
    Billy Craig Gets His ‘Flip Flops’ On At The JMM Detroit Concert
    Billy Releases New CD: THIS SIDE OF SOMEWHERE
    Rising Detroit Country star Billy Craig has been busy these days. With his rockin’ opening for Country star John Michael Montgomery at Michigan’s largest outdoor amphitheatre, DTE Energy Music Theatre, and his new CD release This Side of Somewhere featuring 14 of his original compositions, including the just released and compelling summer fun song Flip Flops.

    The recording started out at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis where Johnny Cash began his recording career and finishing the process in the Metro Detroit area.

    The song is currently being played on 99.5 The Wolf Country Detroit HD Digital Radio and as a featured artist on the legendary WSM in Nashville it’s getting a great response. Other Country stations in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oregon and Canada are all hoping on the summertime bandwagon with “Flip Flops.” The song has recently been added to the play list for Pure Country GAPEAU FM in France and regular rotation on Radio Antenna 2 in Italy as well as England and Australia.

    Billy Craig is no stranger to the music industry, he’s been kicking it around for some time. In fact, since childhood Billy has performed in thousands of shows. From solo performances to cover and original bands, from jazz and Country to rock, he has played in front of audiences of up to 25,000 across the USA and abroad, including New York, California, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Detroit, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

    As one of the founding members of a Detroit based band he co-wrote songs that received heavy radio play in the Detroit metro market and as far west as Sacramento, California.

    Recently Billy was a featured artist performing live on the syndicated Mitch Albom Show for millions of listeners across the USA.

    Billy has been newly nominated for the Motor City Music Awards.
     
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