Credits


Songwriters and Producers That Billy Has Worked With:
 



Writers / Producers                Their Clients                       Our Project 

John Carter Cash (Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Carter Family) - "We Will Overcome"
Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) - "Beehive - Buzz Bits"
Norro Wilson (Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, George Jones) - Kara Lynn Frazier EP
Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Train) - Skindeep
Dallas Austin (Madonna, Michael Jackson, TLC, Boys II Men) - "Bright Lights"
Busbee (Lady Antebellum, Timbaland, Katy Perry, Rascal Flatts) - "Together"
Mike Hartnett (Fergie, Trey Songz, Pink, Outkast) - Beehive
Otto Price (Katy (Hudson) Perry, TobyMac, Barlow Girl, DC Talk) - Fusebox
F Reid Shippen (Backstreet Boys, Death Cab For Cutie, India Irie) - Forefront Records demos
Nico Constantine (Lady Gaga) - Skindeep
Marc Byrd (God of Wonders, Strong Tower, Show Me Your Glory) - "Heaven In My Heart"
Joel Smallbone (For King and Country) - Fusebox
David Das (Katharine McPhee, Sing Off, Disney, Angels & Demons) - Fusebox
Eddie Degarmo (Degarmo and Key, Forefront Records artists) - "Hero The Rock Opera"
Bob Farrell (Farrell and Farrell) - "Hero The Rock Opera"
Rodney Mills (38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd) - Beehive & "Fact Fiction & Other Contradictions" album
Rebecca St. James - RSJ Band, "Light The Fire"
Rob Hawkins (David Crowder, Fireflight) - "Change My Mind" & "Transparent"
Clint Lagerberg (Rascal Flatts, Chris Sligh, Mandisa) - "Your Child"
Scott Fairclough (Katy (Hudson) Perry, Lifehouse, Sonicflood) - "I'd Trade It All"
Brad Duncan (Rebecca St. James, Fusebox) - Fusebox
Adam Nitti (Steven Curtis Chapman, Dave Weckl, Victor Wooten) - Beehive & Skindeep
Joel Hanson (PFR, Sarah Groves, Phil Keaggy) - "King"
Mac Powell (Third Day) - "Look What You've Done" & "Gotta Have Your Love"
Tom Knight (TLC, Monica) - Skindeep & Beehive
Quinlan (Hero The Rock Opera, DC Talk, Benjamin Gate) - "I'm Yours" and Hero, The Rock Opera
Ainslie Grosser (For King and Country, Newsboys, Jesus Culture) - Fusebox
Tony Palacios (Sixpence None The Richer, Reliant K, Pillar) - "Once Again" & "God Is Great"
Scotty Wilbanks (Third Day, DecemberRadio, Newsong) - "Once Again" & "God Is Great"
 



Albums, Projects, TV Shows, and Movies Billy Has Written for, Produced, or Performed On:
 
Billy As A Solo Artist
 
ShagShuffleShimmyShakeSwing Vol 1 (2018 Release)
• Written, arranged, performed, produced, and mixed by Billy Buchanan
• Opened for Jersey Boys, Harry Connick Jr, and more in support of it
• Released on Persevere Entertainment Group

Fact Fiction & Other Contradictions (2013 release)
• Written, arranged, performed, produced, and mixed by Billy Buchanan
• Touring the US in support of it
• Released on Persevere Entertainment Group
 
The Music Man (2011 release)
• Written, arranged, performed, and produced by Billy Buchanan
• First album which features his band, Free Avenue
• Released on Vision 1st Music
 
Hold On (2009 release)
• Written, arranged, performed, and produced by Billy Buchanan
• Released on Vision 1st Music
 
Beautiful Night (2008 release)
• Written, arranged, performed (vocal, bass, acoustic) and produced by Billy Buchanan
• Recorded live on June 20, 2008
• Released on Vision 1st Music
 
Transparent (2007 release)
• Written, arranged, performed (vocal, bass, acoustic, electric guitar) and produced by Billy Buchanan
• First single, “Child of God, “ chosen as the theme song to the LCMS National Youth Gathering 2007
• Co-wrote tracks with Marc Byrd (God of Wonders - Mac Powell/Caedmon’s Call), Rob Hawkins (David Crowder, Jackson Waters)
• Released on Vision 1st Music
 
Fusebox (lead singer, guitar, bass)
 
Once Again (2004 release)
• The title track, “Once Again”, reached # 11 on the national AC charts.
• 7 of the 10 songs on the album were written or co-written by Billy Buchanan.
• The album includes unique versions of “Once Again” (Matt Redman) and “You Are So Beautiful” (Joe Cocker).
• Produced by Mac Powell (Third Day), Otto Price (DC Talk, Sonic Flood, Barlow Girl), Quinlan (Benjamin Gate, Hero), and co-produced by Billy Buchanan, Joel Smallbone, and Ainslie Grosser.
• Performed in over 25 countries, including Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, and Peru.
• Released on Elevate / EMI Records, album sold 40, 000 copies
 
Lost in Worship (2002 release)
• The single “Every Move I Make” debuted in the Top 30.
• Featured Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James on the song “Light the Fire”.
• Produced by Otto Price (DC Talk, Sonic Flood, Barlow Girl).
• Released on Elevate / EMI Records, album sold 25, 000 copies
 
Rebecca St. James (guitar, background vocals)
 
• Toured as Rebecca St. James’ guitarist on three world tours (2000 – 2004).
• Was also the opening act on all of Rebecca St. James’ tours (2000 – 2004)
• Appeared in her “Let My Words Be Few” video
 
Beehive (lead singer, bass, guitar)
 
Aftermath (1999 release)
• Signed a developmental deal with Forefront / EMI Records (1999)
• Opened up for Switchfoot, Morris Day and The Time, Skillet, and The Four Tops to name a few.
 
Buzz Bits (1997 release)
• Won Atlanta Music Award for Best R&B Group
• Opened for Shawn Mullins, KC and The Sunshine Band, G. Love and Special Sauce, and Funky Meters to name a few
 
Skindeep (bass, background vocals)
 
• Billy joined this band as a teenager.
• Recorded EP with Grammy winning producer, Brendan O'Brien
• Top 5 Finalists in Yamaha Music Showcase in Los Angeles, CA two years in a row (Randy Jackson, and Robin Zander were two of the judges)
• Opened for Alice In Chains, Extreme, and Mother's Finest to name a few
 
Soundtracks, Compilations, Various Artists

Lodge 49 (Billy Buchanan's "The Joneses")  
One Tree Hill (Altarmotive)
Ghost Whisperer (Altarmotive)
Fled Soundtrack (T Smith)
Knowdaverbs ("Action Figure")
Redflecks
Tra Jones
Faith Gilmore
Melissa
Megan & Mandy
Hero, The Rock Opera DVD
Absolute Modern Worship ("Once Again")
Absolute Modern Worship 2 ("Every Move I Make")
Worship Together ("Every Move I Make")
The Best of Modern Worship ("Every Move I Make")
Worship Together ("Every Move I Make")
Worship Next ("Whisper")
Voice of The Spirit ("We Will Overcome")
Modern Worship Collection ("Once Again" and "Every Move I Make")
 



Education:


Cleveland St. University (Voice Scholarship)
Atlanta Institute of Music (Bass, guitar, and songwriting studies)
Louisiana Baptist University (Music Education, Communications) 
 



Publications Billy Has Been Written Up or Reviewed In:

Billboard Magazine
Creative Loafing
Folio Weekly
St. Augustine Social
Narrow Magazine
Generation Ex
Atlanta Journal & Constitution
The News Star
99xpress
I Want A Buzz Magazine
Ocala Star Banner
St. Augustine Record
Mobile Register
Flagpole Magazine
Playgrounds Magazine
Focus On The Family
Playgrounds Magazine
Music Morsels
CCM Magazine
Plugged
Music Morsels
Ignition Music Magazine
The Ponte Vedra Recorder
Behind The Music
Florida Times Union
The Underground
Food For The Hungry
Cross Rhythms
Portrait Magazine
Phone Phuzz
Crosswalk.com
Mixx.com
Stereotruth.net
 



Awards and Nominations:

Hero The Rock Opera (Dove Award nomination)
PGA Tour Songwriting Competition Finalist (Top 4)
Atlanta Local Music Award (Winner)
Battle For Florida (Winner)
Yamaha Music Showcase (2nd place)
Buzz Magazine "Musicians For Homelessness" songwriting competition (Finalist)