2014 Nashville Independant Music Awards
•Artist of the Year
•Best Country Male Artist
•Best Live Country Performer
Billy Dawson is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, entertainer, author and motivational speaker. Nashville Independent Music Awards just awarded him with Artist of the year, Best country male vocalist and best country live performer. He was recently asked to be a performer for the Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Thanksgiving game with other performances by Lee Ann Womack (national anthem) and Pitbull (halftime). Dawson has shared the stage with artists including Lee Brice, Aaron Lewis, Craig Morgan, Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, One Republic, Toby Keith, John Hiatt, Skillet, Five For Fighting, Colt Ford, Charlie Louvin and Cross Canadian Ragweed.
Billy is currently in the studio working with Grammy award winning writer and producer Skidd Mills on a new album to be released in 2015.
Last year Billy penned the theme song “Born to Lead” for the CBS Sports Network Lombardi Awards and has his songs playing in stadiums nationwide for the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. Dawson was the winner of the 2010 "Get Discovered" (iHeart Radio/Clear Channel) National Competition and was featured live on the iconic Jerry Lewis MDA telethon in Las Vegas and on the airwaves for over four million viewers. He was included in iTunes/Tunecore best of Country 2010 album featuring Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford.
The last 2 years, Dawson was invited to be part of the Pat and Emmitt Smith charities celebrity golf tournament as a celebrity along with other celebs Darius Rucker, Marcus Allen, Eric Dickerson, Alfonso Ribiero, Anthony Anderson, Michael Irvin, Jay Novacek, David Justice, Daryl Johnston, Trent Richardson amongst others. He was also invited to be a celebrity softball player in the Roger Clemens Celebrity Slam for charity at Minute Maid Park home of the Houston Astros where he and Toby Keith entertained.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Dawson is the author of You Never Know, the first book in a series of children's books focusing bullying, racism and other societal issues involving children (which is now available on Amazon.com). He brings his book to life when he speaks at schools about the importance of respect and love in everyday life.